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    1. beyondbrics

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      EM oil producers risk ratings downgrade on low crude price

      Bahrain, Angola, Ecuador and Venezuela rank as the emerging markets (EM) most vulnerable to a downgrade in their sovereign...

    2. November 20, 2014

      UK slips two places to 16th in global table for business tax

      Britain has slipped two places down a league table of business tax systems published by the World Bank, in spite of George...

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    1. November 20, 2014

      Food supply: Uncharted waters

      Under drizzly skies on the west coast of Norway, Thor Halvor Nygaard surveys the fish in the pens floating in the country’s...

    2. November 20, 2014

      Concern rises as cracks appear in Nordic model

      Cracks are beginning to appear in the vaunted Nordic model. The four main Nordic countries – Denmark, Finland, Norway and...

    3. November 17, 2014

      The bond market’s dance over European debt will not last forever

      The dismal third-quarter growth figures for the eurozone last week underscore, once again, doubts about the sustainability...

    4. November 11, 2014

      Touch of fear fails to damp appeal of Nordic bonds

      Political and economic commentators tend to go a little weak at the knees when it comes to the Nordic countries. Sweden,...

    5. November 11, 2014

      Interactive: excluding kings, which chess pieces survive the longest?

      By John Burn-Murdoch and Gavin Jackson The 2014 World Chess Championship is under way between Norway’s Magnus Carlsen and...

    6. November 9, 2014

      Trade unions condemn tax avoidance

      The world’s most powerful trade unions have called on their pension funds to fight aggressive tax avoidance at the companies...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      November 7, 2014

      Rockefeller christmas tree delivery

      Spencer Platt/Getty Images Rockefeller Center’s Christmas tree, an 85-foot Norway spruce from central Pennsylvania, is...

    8. November 3, 2014

      Norway: Braced for a new wave of investment

      Every day for the past 13-and-a-half years, Norway’s oil fund has grown by an average of $165m. This has been good news for...

    9. November 3, 2014

      Online calculator estimates chances of early death

      A friend of mine once commented that there are two basic reasons we exercise: to make ourselves more attractive to a love...

    10. November 3, 2014

      Britain ranked most prosperous major EU country

      Britain is the most prosperous major EU country, according to research ranking nations on eight indicators, including...

    11. October 29, 2014

      Nato fighter jets intercept Russian military aircraft

      More than two dozen Russian military aircraft, including six nuclear bombers, have conducted “significant military...

    12. October 29, 2014

      Statoil slumps to first quarterly loss since 2001 listing

      Statoil has reported its first quarterly loss since listing in 2001 as impairment charges and falling oil prices pushed the...

    13. October 29, 2014

      Norway’s oil fund hit by European stocks

      Norway’s $860bn oil fund made its first negative return in equities in more than two years as a weak performance by European...

    14. October 17, 2014

      Helge Lund looks forward to Norwegian skiing before moving to BG

      Helge Lund is looking forward to an “extremely good” winter full of snow in Norway. The 52-year-old, who BG Group poached...

    15. beyondbrics

      October 17, 2014

      Guest post: European energy security is a delicate balancing act

      By Riccardo Puliti of the EBRD Until recently the Nabucco pipeline, just like the chorus in Verdi’s opera of the same name,...

    16. October 16, 2014

      Datawatch: women's suffrage

      A hundred years ago, in 1914, just four countries allowed women to vote: New Zealand, Australia, Finland and Norway. Two...

    17. October 16, 2014

      Search is on for executives who can warm to Norway’s challenges

      Wanted: three executives for a trio of Norway’s biggest companies. Lovers of fjords, cross-country skiing, brown cheese and...

    18. October 15, 2014

      Lund leaves strong Statoil legacy

      Helge Lund’s decade in charge of Statoil coincided for the most part with a buoyant oil price. That colours any assessment...

    19. October 15, 2014

      BG: axing for it

      In a historical reversal, the land of the Vikings has lost one of its leaders to invaders from the British Isles. BG Group...

    20. October 15, 2014

      BG Group poaches Statoil’s CEO

      Helge Lund will become one of Europe’s best paid oil bosses after BG Group poached him from the far larger Statoil to become...

    21. October 14, 2014

      Lundin makes ‘game-changer’ oil discovery in Norwegian Arctic

      Lundin Petroleum has made what could be the biggest oil discovery in the Norwegian Arctic, in what the Swedish company’s...

    22. beyondbrics

      October 6, 2014

      Guest post: which countries are most vulnerable to EM sell-off?

      By Michael Power, Investec Asset Management “Are we nearly there yet?” Most of us have faced – and in our younger days...

    23. October 6, 2014

      Scandinavia: Cool designs, hot property

      On the roof of Gothenburg’s newest hotel, two hives of bees are busy processing the nectar from the late summer flowers 25...

    24. October 3, 2014

      The waning appeal of Olympic glory for hosts

      Ever since the modern Olympic movement was founded more than a century ago, it has been assumed that the world’s cities are...

    25. October 3, 2014

      New Nato leader seeks to ease Baltic concerns about Russia

      Looking back on his youth in Norway in the 1960s, Jens Stoltenberg recalls that despite a nearly 200km border with the...

    26. The World

      October 3, 2014

      Norway's 'Nei' splits opinion in the winter sports-mad country

      The 115 members of the International Olympics Committee, the self-appointed “supreme authority” of the Olympic movement,...

    27. October 2, 2014

      IOC hits out as Norway withdraws Winter Olympic bid

      Having amassed the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, there was no surprise when Norway threw its hat in the ring to...

    28. MBA blog

      September 26, 2014

      The sweet side of the bell curve

      “If I were you, I’d put my name in 24 point Verdana, not 22 point Arial. You want to look big and confident, not small and...

    29. September 24, 2014

      Abu Dhabi to invest £525m in one of UK’s largest wind farms

      Abu Dhabi is investing £525m in one of the UK’s largest wind farms, in a deal that will see it buy part of a stake held by...

    30. September 23, 2014

      Yara in merger talks with CF Industries

      Yara International, the Norwegian fertiliser group, is in talks with US-based CF Industries about a merger of equals, in a...

    31. September 22, 2014

      Norway’s $880bn oil fund urged to adopt new management model

      Norway’s $880bn oil fund should adopt a new management model that would open the door to investments in private equity and...

    32. September 22, 2014

      Mitsubishi offers $1.4bn for Norwegian fish farmer Cermaq

      Mitsubishi Corp has offered NKr8.88bn ($1.4bn) for Norwegian salmon producer Cermaq, in the latest sign of consolidation in...

    33. September 19, 2014

      Q&A with author Karl Ove Knausgaard

      Karl Ove Knausgaard was born in 1968 in Oslo. He studied arts and literature at the University of Bergen and his 1998 debut...

    34. September 19, 2014

      Scandinavian talent is among best in golf

      For a region where golf is only playable half the year, Scandinavia excels at the sport. Its golfers have long been...

    35. September 17, 2014

      M&S accelerates international expansion with Nordic plans

      Marks and Spencer is to accelerate its international expansion by entering the Nordic market. The retailer, which earlier...

    36. September 15, 2014

      Scotland debate stirs mix of fears and hopes in Nordic region

      The Nordic countries have been under the spotlight for much of the Scottish independence campaign as nationalists from Alex...

    37. September 12, 2014

      Wintershall snaps up more Statoil North Sea assets

      Statoil has sold a further tranche of North Sea oil and gas assets to Wintershall for $1.25bn, extending the interests of...

    38. September 5, 2014

      Eniro shares slide in wake of accounting irregularities

      Shares in Eniro, publisher of the Yellow Pages in the Nordic region, fell almost 29 per cent on Friday, after an internal...

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