New Way for Norway’s Investments

The Norwegian government should establish a new fund, the Government Pension Fund – Growth, to invest in developing countries, resulting in the dual benefits of jobs creation and investment returns for the fund, recommends a report by Re-define, commissioned by Norwegian Church Aid. The NCA, which is a member of the humanitarian alliance, Act Alliance, […]

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Oil Boom Drives Norwegian Manufacturing to New Peak

(Reuters) – Norwegian manufacturing output surged to a record high in the second quarter, moving firmly past levels last seen before the global financial crisis, as the booming oil industry keeps the economy on pace for solid growth. Manufacturing jumped a monthly 3.1 percent in June, well ahead of expectations for 0.4 percent, while May’s […]

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Norwegian airline to offer free water on long flights

Budget airline Norwegian is to serve free drinking water and will accept cash payments on long-haul flights after thirsty passengers were left high and dry for up to 12 hours, it said on Wednesday. The announcement followed a report on Monday of a 16-year-old who was refused a blanket on the recently launched Oslo-New York […]

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India looks to Svalbard

India’s interest in the Arctic is growing. This week, Indian Minister of External Affairs Salman Khurshid and Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide met Indian researchers in Ny-Ålesund and Longyearbyen. “Research on the Arctic is important for both Norway and India. Indian researchers have been working in Svalbard for a number of years, […]

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