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Norway Signals Earlier Tightening in Bet Inflation Will Recover

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Norway’s central bank indicated it could raise interest rates sooner than earlier anticipated after taking stock of the country’s improved economic outlook and growing signs of tightening by its counterparts around the world.  Despite inflation remaining well below target, Norges Bank kept its key policy rate at 0.50 percent (where it’s been since March 2016) while revising […]

Source: Bloomberg

Published: September 25, 2017


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The World’s Biggest Wealth Fund Hits $1 Trillion

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Category: Energy

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund hit $1 trillion for the first time on Tuesday, driven higher by climbing stock markets and a weaker U.S. dollar. The milestone valuation was reached for the first time on Sept. 19 at 2:01 a.m. in Oslo, Norges Bank Investment Management said in a statement on Tuesday. “I don’t think anyone […]

Source: Bloomberg

Published: September 25, 2017


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Nowcasting Tells the Story: Norway’s Been Fixed

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Category: Financial / Investment

If Norwegian central bank governor Oystein Olsen is looking for backing to start normalizing monetary policy after years of record stimulus, he should be reading the newspapers.  Or better yet, he could just take a look at Norway’s Financial News Index, a big data tool that plows through financial media for clues on the economy. […]

Source: Bloomberg

Published: September 25, 2017


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Steady mainland exports growth

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Category: Financial / Investment

Exports of goods accounted to NOK 65,3 NOK billion in August 2017, up 8,8 per cent from August last year. Mainland exports show a steady growth trend in 2017. The increase in mainland exports from August last year was 10.2 per cent. Revenues from exports of natural gas jumped, while crude oil declined. The trade […]

Source: SSB.no

Published: September 25, 2017


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#FDIintheUSA: Nearly 7 Million American Jobs

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Category: Financial / Investment

As Director of Investment Analysis, I am responsible for leading SelectUSA’s data evaluation efforts related to foreign direct investment (FDI) promotion in the United States. So, it was with great interest (and I’ll admit excitement) that I reviewed the newly released preliminary 2015 and revised 2014 FDI activity data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), which follows the July release of 2016 […]

Source: International Trade Administration

Published: September 25, 2017


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