Thinfilm Wins 2012 World Technology Award


Category: Technology

Film Electronics ASA (“Thinfilm”) (OSE: THIN.OL) today announced that The World Technology Network (“WTN”) has selected Thinfilm as the winner of the prestigious World Technology Award for Materials. The award for visionary contribution to material science and technology was presented at the World Technology Summit 2012 Gala Awards ceremony at the Time & Life Building in New York […]

Source: Business Wire

Published: October 24, 2012


Norway Increases Carbon Tax on Domestic Production


Category: Energy

By raising the tax rate from 210 Norwegian Krone to 410 Krone (or €28 to more than €55) per ton of CO2, the Norwegian government is setting one of the highest carbon tax rates in the world. “The commitment to the environment must be followed up on in the budget and resolutions,” said Bård Vegar […]

Source: The New York Times

Published: October 15, 2012


Starbucks Aims to Invade Nordic Region


Category: Food & Beverage

The company, criticized by analysts for slow growth in Europe, will open the first in a series of stand-alone stores in Norway’s biggest city, Oslo, next year and then expand to the streets and neighborhoods of Stockholm. The Seattle company currently has eight stores in the Nordic region, mostly tucked into train stations and behind security […]

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Published: September 27, 2012