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The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund is getting stricter on the companies it invests in

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Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund has said that it expects businesses to “manage the challenges and opportunities related to sustainable uses of the ocean.” Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which manages Norway’s sovereign wealth fund on behalf of the finance ministry, said Wednesday that companies should, among other things: integrate ocean sustainability into strategy; […]

Source: CNBC

Published: September 22, 2018


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Norway 3rd in “Most Productive Countries in the World” Ranking

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Category: Culture / Lifestyle

With a new law barring work e-mail after hours, the French have honored a truth long recognized by economists: working longer hours doesn’t necessarily result in increased productivity. Mexico—the least productive of the 38 countries listed in 2015 data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)—has the world’s longest average work week at 41.2 […]

Source: Time

Published: September 22, 2018


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Norway sends dual citizenship bill to parliament

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Category: Culture / Lifestyle

Norway’s government on Friday submitted a bill to parliament allowing Norwegians to have dual citizenship, bringing the country into line with most other countries in Europe. “As we allow double citizenship, we are ensuring that Norwegian law follows developments in a more globalised world, with more and more connections to more countries,” said Jan Tore […]

Source: The Local

Published: September 22, 2018


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AmCham’s Arendalsuka Debate: The Pharmaceutical Industry Revealed

Category: AmCham News

According to data from Apeland and Norstat, only 5% of the population in Norway considers the pharmaceutical industry to be trustworthy, with only 52% of Norwegian survey respondents reporting any familiarity with the industry at all. With these statistics as a starting point, a panel consisting of senior representatives from the pharmaceutical industry, politicians and […]

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Published: September 22, 2018


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The Norwegian–American Parliamentary Exchange Program

Category: AmCham News

AmCham, together with the US Embassy and the Norwegian Atlantic Committee, co-hosted a reception in honor of Norwegian–American Parliamentary Exchange Program (NAPEP) participants, who arrived Norway on Sunday as part of this 20-year diplomatic exchange tradition. NAPEP was established in 1997 and provides a unique exchange opportunity for US Members of Congress and their staff […]

Source: AmCham

Published: September 22, 2018


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