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AmCham’s 17th Annual Golf Tournament

Category: AmCham News

A record 90 players enjoyed spirited competition in the quest for the coveted Søderstrøm Cup and flights from Icelandair, with Team US Embassy trumping 22 other flights to claim AmCham’s 17th annual Golf Tournament title. In one of the closest Texas Scramble tournaments yet, with only six strokes separating eighth and first place, the trio […]

Source: AmCham

Published: September 25, 2017


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The World’s Productivity 2017

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Category: Culture / Lifestyle

Maybe no surprise here, but when it comes to worker productivity, the West is the best. And, really, it’s not even close, according to the latest chart from cost-estimating website HowMuch.net. As you can see below, the x-axis represents annual hours worked and the y-axis represents annual GDP per capita in U.S. dollars. Shades of blue […]

Source: Market Watch

Published: September 25, 2017


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Norway most productive country in northern Europe

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Category: Culture / Lifestyle

A report detailing productivity levels in over 35 countries says that Norway’s output per person has grown by 9 percent over the past year, despite the country having t one of the shortest working weeks. The second annual Global Productivity report, released by B2B marketplace Expert Market, reveals the workforces that bring the most back to the […]

Source: The Local

Published: September 25, 2017


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Marshall Memorial Fellowship: Building Transatlantic Bridges

Category: AmCham News

Liberal Party (Venstre) advisor, Håvard Sandvik, is the first Norwegian to receive a Marshall Memorial Fellowship, a fellowship program established to create closer connections between young leaders on both sides of the Atlantic. Previously received by both French President Emmanuell Macron and EU High Representative and Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini, the stipend […]

Source: AmCham

Published: September 25, 2017


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Airbnb sees strong growth in Norway

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Category: Airline / Travel

The number of Norwegian holiday homes rented on shared economy site Airbnb has increased by 58 percent over the last year, according to the company. Over 22,000 properties were live on the website in June, according to Airbnb figures sent to Norwegian broadcaster NRK. The Norwegian Hospitality Association (NHO Reiseliv) told the broadcaster that it is positive […]

Source: The Local

Published: September 25, 2017


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