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European Commission says ‘ball still rolling’ on trade deal with U.S.

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Category: Business and Investment News

The European Union’s executive said on Monday it had a unanimous mandate from the bloc’s 28 members to finalize negotiations on a free trade deal with the United States, a day after Germany’s economy minister said the talks had “de facto failed”. Sigmar Gabriel of Germany, the EU’s biggest economy, said on Sunday that negotiations […]

Source: Reuters


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Oil Executives See Volatility as Market Starts to Rebalance

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Category: Business and Investment News

Crude markets will continue to be plagued by volatility in the short and medium term after suffering the biggest downturn in a generation over the past two years, according to oil-company executives gathering for one of the industry’s biggest conferences in Norway. “The volatility is here to stay,” ConocoPhillips Chief Executive Officer Ryan Lance said […]

Source: Bloomberg


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The first subsea gas compression plant in the world on line – a step change in subsea technology

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Category: Business and Investment News

Statoil and its partners this week put the first subsea gas compression facility on line at Åsgard in the Norwegian Sea. Subsea compression will add some 306 million barrels of oil equivalent to total output over the field’s life. This subsea technology milestone opens new opportunities in deeper waters, and in areas far from shore. […]

Source: Statoil


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US Treasury Blasts European Tax Probe of Multinationals

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Category: Tax

U.S. officials are publicly criticizing Europe’s investigations into favorable tax arrangements that Apple and other multinational companies have reached with Ireland and a few other countries. The Treasury Department released a report Wednesday that complains the investigations disproportionately target U.S. companies and could end up costing American taxpayers if companies are forced to pay higher […]

Source: AP

Published: November 15, 2018


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Lærdal fikk Marshal-hjelp

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Category: IP & Innovation

I kampen mot kinesiske piratkopier har den norske bedriften Lærdal Medical tatt i brukt et nytt virkemiddel: US. Marshal-offiserer. – For oss var dette en spennende aksjon og en seier i seg selv. Jeg har selv aldri opplevd tidligere at noen i denne bransjen har lykkes med å ta ned en hel stand på en […]

Source: Dagens Næringsliv

Published: November 15, 2018


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