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New F-35 Work for Kongsberg Defense

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Category: Defense / Security

Norway’s Kongsberg Defense has received orders for structural parts and main landing gear panels for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike fighter. The orders from Lockheed Martin have a combined value of about $18.35 million, the company said Thursday. The structural parts are for the aircraft’s central fuselage. They will be for Lot 10 production […]

Source: United Press International

Published: May 19, 2015


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Norway Avoids Economic Slowdown as Consumer Spending Grows

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Category: Statistics

Norway’s expansion unexpectedly accelerated in the first quarter as consumers supported growth, easing pressure on the central bank to cut interest rates again. Seasonally adjusted gross domestic product, excluding oil, gas and shipping output, grew 0.5 percent, after expanding 0.4 percent in the prior three months, Oslo-based Statistics Norway said Wednesday. Growth was seen at […]

Source: Bloomberg

Published: May 20, 2015


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World’s First Battery-Powered Electric Ferry Enters Service

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Category: Automobile / Transport

The world’s first battery-powered electric ferry, Ampere, has entered service sailing between Lavik and Oppedal on the Sognefjord, Norway. Operated by Norled, the Norwegian shipping company, the venture is a major step in the evolution of emission-free ferries and significantly reduces the cost of fuel. In conjunction with shipbuilder Fjellstrand, Siemens installed the complete electric […]

Source: Energy & Environment

Published: May 19, 2015


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Torger Reve viser til Kristiansand

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Category: AmCham Norway

I samarbeid med American Chamber of Commerce og Næringsforeningen i Kristiansandsregionen arrangerte Kristiansand kommune torsdag 21. mai et seminar om hvordan Kristiansand kan tiltrekke seg attraktive internasjonale bedrifter. Fra USA kom Robert Malleck, Citigroups energidirektør fra USA som presenterte analyser som forklarte noe av den negative utviklingen i oljemarkedet, men også skisserte mulige positive utsikter. […]

Source: Kristiansand Kommune

Published: May 21, 2015


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BI klatrer og NHH faller på ny businesskole-rangering

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Category: Education / Research

BI klatrer fra 79 til 65. plass i kategorien «skreddersydde programmer», mens NHH faller fra 71 til 78. plass. NHH er imidlertid foran BI i kategorien «åpne programmer» på 51. plass, men har falt seks plasser siden ifjor. Her ligger BI på 62. plass – opp åtte plasser siden 2014.

Source: Dagens Næringsliv

Published: May 18, 2015


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