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

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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

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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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Norway 3rd in “Most Productive Countries in the World” Ranking

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Category: Culture / Lifestyle

With a new law barring work e-mail after hours, the French have honored a truth long recognized by economists: working longer hours doesn’t necessarily result in increased productivity. Mexico—the least productive of the 38 countries listed in 2015 data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)—has the world’s longest average work week at 41.2 […]

Source: Time


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Norway sends dual citizenship bill to parliament

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Category: Culture / Lifestyle

Norway’s government on Friday submitted a bill to parliament allowing Norwegians to have dual citizenship, bringing the country into line with most other countries in Europe. “As we allow double citizenship, we are ensuring that Norwegian law follows developments in a more globalised world, with more and more connections to more countries,” said Jan Tore […]

Source: The Local


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