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Konkurransetilsynet: Hemmelighold gir mer medisin for pengene

Business

Category: Government

Ut fra et konkurransefaglig ståsted er det flere momenter som taler for at hemmelighold er til det beste for pasientene. Av Kurt Brekke, sjeføkonom i Konkurransetilsynet. Det har vært mye debatt om hemmelige priser på legemidler etter at BT i slutten av april skrev om at myndighetene bestemte at medisinkjøp til 20 milliarder kroner kan […]

Source: Konkurransetilsynet


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Norway requests establishment of dispute settlement panel in WTO case against US

Business

Category: Government

‘Norway considers the additional tariffs on steel and aluminium imposed by the US to be in violation of WTO rules. The WTO dispute settlement mechanism is the normal way of resolving disagreement if consultations have not provided a solution. This is why Norway, together with the EU and several other WTO members, has asked the […]

Source: Regjeringen.no


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Ambassador Aas: World Must Strengthen, Not Abandon, Multilateral Trading System

Business

Category: Government

This month, the World Trade Organization (WTO) is hosting its annual Public Forum, a three-day marathon of open discussion on the latest developments in global trade. As many as 1,500 participants from governments, civil society, business and academia will explore ways to strengthen the rules-based system that has guided international trade for more than 70 years. […]

Source: Washington Diplomat


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2019 State Budget Highlights

Category: AmCham News

Every October, the Norwegian Minister of Finance presents the State Budget for the upcoming fiscal year to the Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget). We are pleased that we can share a summary of yesterday’s events with our members, prepared in collaboration with Hill+Knowlton Strategies.

Source: AmCham


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

Business

Category: Financial / Investment

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


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