Maersk hit with deficit in final months of 2015

The second half of 2015 saw a very negative trend unfold across the Maersk Group's business areas as they delivered a combined deficit of USD 9 million.

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The majority of Maersk Group's business units were hard hit in the last half of 2015. In the fourth quarter, the group had a total deficit of USD 9 million compared to a profit in the same period of the previous year of USD 1 billion.

The deficit in the final three months of the year severely impacted by the massive impairment at Maersk Oil of USD 2.5 billion after taxes, and for the group as a whole, the interest rate on the invested capital was negative by 6.3 percent in the fourth quarter of the year.

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