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Norway to Take First Steps Towards Cutting State Ownership

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Category: Government

Norway’s centre-right government, in power since October, is committed to reducing the state’s role in the economy, which includes selling off part of the stakes its holds in some companies. A government white paper would be the first step in the political process to reduce the stakes. “I hope that we can present a white […]

Source: Reuters

Published: December 17, 2013


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Norway’s $800 bln Oil Fund Invests in Boston Tower

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Category: Financial / Investment

The fund, commonly known as the oil fund, purcahsed its stake from an affiliate of Beacon Capital Strategic Partners V, L.P. for a net price of $238 million, it said in a statement. MetLife, which will manage the property, meanwhile purchased 2.5 percent, bringing its total holding to 52.5 percen, the oil fund added.

Source: Reuters

Published: December 13, 2013


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Government Surveillance Reform: An Open Letter to Washington

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Category: Government

We understand that governments have a duty to protect their citizens. But this summer’s revelations highlighted the urgent need to reform government surveillance practices worldwide. The balance in many countries has tipped too far in favor of the state and away from the rights of the individual — rights that are enshrined in our Constitution. […]

Source: Reform Government Surveillance

Published: December 9, 2013


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