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  1. April 11, 2014

    ‘Brexit’ would mark a bright dawn of a different hue

    Imagine we are at the dawn of a new era: the British people have voted to leave the EU. What happens next? Much would hinge...

  2. April 11, 2014

    Shell postpones Norway offshore project because of costs

    Royal Dutch Shell has postponed an innovative offshore project in Norway because of rising costs, in a further sign of the...

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    There is no country on earth where women are paid as much as men. Around the world, th...
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  1. April 10, 2014

    A pickle for shops that stock expats’ favourite foods

    In 2010, a few years into running Scandinavian Kitchen, a Nordic-themed café and grocery in London’s Marylebone district,...

  2. April 7, 2014

    Vagueness is a danger for eurosceptic demagogues

    If a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU ever actually happens, eurosceptics will be undone by two flaws that run...

  3. April 7, 2014

    Kuok Group seeks to raise $400m from oil and gas listing

    Malaysia’s richest family, headed by tycoon Robert Kuok, plans to raise up to $400m from a stock market listing in Singapore...

  4. April 7, 2014

    Alfa Laval in $2.2bn deal for Frank Mohn

    Alfa Laval, the Swedish engineering group, is to buy Norwegian pumpmaker Frank Mohn for NKr13bn ($2.2bn). Shares in the...

  5. April 4, 2014

    Norway scraps oil fund ethics committee

    Norway’s new centre-right government has laid out the biggest structural change in a decade to the country’s sovereign...

  6. beyondbrics

    April 3, 2014

    Guest Post: is Algeria a viable substitute for Russian gas?

    By Edward Robinson, Culmer Raphael Events in Algeria could be about to complicate the European Union’s response to Russia’s...

  7. April 2, 2014

    BP to halt operations at Queensland refinery

    BP said it would halt operations at its Bulwer Island oil refinery in Queensland, Australia by mid-2015, blaming rising...

  8. March 31, 2014

    Japan whale hunts thrown into question after UN court decision

    Japan may be forced to end its controversial Antarctic whale hunts after the International Court of Justice ruled on Monday...

  9. March 28, 2014

    Jens Stoltenberg named as new head of Nato

    Norway’s former prime minister Jens Stoltenberg is to be the new head of Nato, member states decided on Friday, as the...

  10. March 25, 2014

    The Dead Dogs, Print Room, London – review

    Jon Fosse is one of Europe’s most renowned living dramatists, the recipient of numerous awards and occupant of a...

  11. The World

    March 25, 2014

    Wilders sparks backlash - even among his own supporters

    Until a week ago, it looked as if the far-right, anti-immigrant Freedom party (PVV), led by Geert Wilders, might become the...

  12. March 19, 2014

    Norwegian Air Shuttle’s ambitions worry rivals

    In 1993 Bjørn Kjos, a lawyer and former fighter pilot, acquired the assets of Busy Bee, an airline that had buzzed up and...

  13. FT Photo Diary

    March 12, 2014

    Svindal takes the lead in Lenzerheide

    Ruben Sprich/Reuters Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway skis during the men’s downhill event at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup...

  14. March 10, 2014

    Oxford study warns developing countries against dam projects

    An ill-advised splurge on large dams across the developing world is likely to saddle countries with big debts, according to...

  15. March 3, 2014

    Norway’s oil fund caught between the devil and deep blue sea

    On the very day last week when Norway’s parliament discussed banning its sovereign wealth fund from investing in coal...

  16. March 3, 2014

    Japan trade deficit, Norway output

    Asia Pacific Japan: A 5.8 per cent year-on-year drop in exports, despite a 3.5 per cent fall in imports, pulled the trade...

  17. February 28, 2014

    Norway’s oil fund turns net seller of stocks

    Norway’s oil fund was a net seller of equities in the fourth quarter for the first time in its history even as surging share...

  18. February 28, 2014

    Norway’s oil fund to debate ending fossil fuel investments

    Norway is to debate whether the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund – funded by petroleum revenues – should stop investing...

  19. February 27, 2014

    Uganda’s currency falls after president signs anti-gay law

    Uganda’s central bank intervened for a second day to shore up its currency on Thursday as the financial risks of its...

  20. MBA blog

    February 24, 2014

    An MBA student describes his experience at Insead

    An MBA at Insead guarantees that you will meet students from at least 80 different countries on campus. With such a diverse...

  21. February 23, 2014

    Norway’s oil fund to double specialists

    The world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund is looking to more than double the number of industry specialists in its equities...

  22. February 23, 2014

    Norway’s oil fund: The biggest fund manager you’ve never heard of

    Petter Johnsen is perhaps the biggest fund manager in equity markets you’ve never heard of. He controls about $530bn worth...

  23. February 21, 2014

    Mexico fourth-quarter growth misses forecasts

    A light day for data, and without much spark either, as Britons eased back on their shopping, Hungarians saw a drop in their...

  24. February 18, 2014

    Eurozone economic indicators improve, sentiment falls

    Signs of economic recovery looked weak on Tuesday as sentiment indicators and consumer inflation slipped. Europe Eurozone:...

  25. February 17, 2014

    Slow supply growth raises ‘peak salmon’ fears

    Could the world be facing “peak salmon”? Strong demand and slowing production growth have sent prices to record highs,...

  26. February 14, 2014

    Europe’s far-right parties seek Swiss-style immigration curbs

    At least a half-dozen far-right European populist parties, some of them leading in national polling, have seized on last...

  27. February 12, 2014

    Eurozone industrial production falls

    Chinese trade figures left economy watchers more mystified than usual during the beginning of the year as the new year...

  28. February 11, 2014

    Norway GDP to give clues on ‘nokkie’ trade

    Norway on Wednesday will publish its fourth quarter 2013 gross domestic product report. Analysts are forecasting growth of...

  29. February 10, 2014

    Turkish industrial production jumps in December

    Monday brought data showing Taiwanese exports had a disappointing start to the year, while sentiment in the eurozone...

  30. February 6, 2014

    Norway: Cruise control

    On a wintry Thursday afternoon, just before 3pm, a family car laden with ski gear pulls into a Statoil petrol station just...

  31. February 2, 2014

    Scottish nationalists look to Nordic model for independence

    More than a millennium ago, Vikings first invaded and then controlled whole swaths of what is now Scotland. The Norsemen...

  32. January 31, 2014

    ‘The Almost Nearly Perfect People’, by Michael Booth

    The Almost Nearly Perfect People: The Truth About the Nordic Miracle, by Michael Booth, Jonathan Cape, RRP£14.99, 416 pages...

  33. January 31, 2014

    South Africa and Hungary trade surpluses widen

    Friday’s data paint a patchy picture of the global economy, with fears of the prospect of deflation fanned by a drop in...

  34. January 28, 2014

    The world’s rich stay rich while the poor struggle to prosper

    Dear Bill Gates, We have never met, but your annual letter (coinciding with your Davos speech) seemed to be addressed...

  35. January 24, 2014

    Small-cap week, January 24

    Blur Group was a small-cap casualty this week after an uninspiring full-year update raised worries over its valuation. The...

  36. January 23, 2014

    China joins Davos drive to cut green trade barriers

    China has joined the US, EU and Japan in a new push to lower tariffs and other trade barriers on the $1tn global annual...

  37. January 17, 2014

    In shale, Britain has a second chance to mend its fortunes

    Imagine a country where government welfare payments are generous and not under attack. A utopian kingdom in which all books...

  38. January 15, 2014

    South Africa business activity deteriorates

    While US manufacturing seems to be on the rebound, South Africa has continued its disappointing run of manufacturing data...

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