AmCham Financial Forum: The Rabbit, the Tortoise and Cross-Border Complexity

Cross-industry member leaders gathered at Sparebank1 SR Bank’s new Oslo offices for a morning Financial Forum focusing on transatlantic economic trends and TMF’s Global Business Complexity Index.

Sparebank 1 SR-Bank Chief Economist Kyrre M. Knudsen candidly led discussions on persisting international inflation impacts, EUR (“the tortoise”) / USD (“the rabbit”) / NOK (the undervalued) exchange rate indicators, and interest rate movements. US economic bellwethers were in focus, with participants contributing their unique industry perspectives.

Stavanger-based Knudsen, formerly with Equinor, Norges Bank, and the Ministry of Finance, is also a regular business media commentator in Dagens Næringsliv, Finansavisen and E24 among others.


Kyrre M. Knudsen 
SpareBank 1 SR-Bank


Niels Didrich Buch

Business Complexity – Norway and the US in Focus

Nordic Market Head Niels Didrich Buch presented TMF Group’s 2023 Global Business Complexity Index, which provides an authoritative overview of the complexity of establishing and operating businesses around the world. It explores factors driving the success or failure of international business, with a focus on operating in foreign markets, and outlines key themes emerging globally.

Focusing on the Norwegian market, Buch gave a summary of the intricacies that face companies here and what new hurdles may impact operations compared to some of our Nordic neighbors.

About the AmCham Financial Forum

AmCham’s collaborative Financial Forum enables cross-industry leaders to openly exchange and learn from their peers – building a better understanding of what it takes to maintain successful international operations in Norway.

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