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Happiest People on Earth Are Set to Spend Most in Over a Decade

Pedestrians browse Danish porcelain in the window display of the Royal Copenhagen store on Storget street in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. Danish regional banks are struggling to emerge from a burst property bubble that's forced the government resolution agency to take over a dozen lenders after losses on commercial and agricultural loans wiped out capital.
Photographer: Freya Ingrid Morales
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Danes are on course to spend at the fastest pace in 12 years after more than half a decade of negative interest rates.

The nation that has dominated the UN’s world happiness rankings since they were created in 2012 is growing more optimistic, according to a gauge of consumer confidence published on Tuesday. The index reached its highest level since July last year, according to Statistics Denmark.