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    1. 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...

    2. 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,...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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,...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. August 29, 2014

      Nato states create new multilateral force

      Britain and six other states are to create a new joint expeditionary force of at least 10,000 personnel to bolster Nato’s...

    25. August 27, 2014

      Norway leads push for gender equality but has a long way to go

      Norway has a strong image when it comes to gender equality. Its prime minister and finance minister are both female; so are...

    26. August 20, 2014

      Donors demand Israel lifts Gaza blockade to help reconstruction

      UN agencies and countries donating financial aid to the Palestinians are demanding that Israel lift its blockade on trade...

    27. August 19, 2014

      Telenor uncovers child labour among Myanmar suppliers

      Telenor of Norway has found child labour at suppliers helping it build Myanmar’s first national mobile phone network, in a...

    28. August 19, 2014

      Rockets prompt Israel to call off Gaza talks

      Rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel on Tuesday, causing the Israeli military to resume its bombing...

    29. August 18, 2014

      Rosneft to drill in Arctic with Statoil

      Rosneft is about to start drilling its first oil well in Norway with the help of Norwegian state-owned Statoil despite...

    30. August 11, 2014

      EU plans Russia sanctions talks with Latin America countries

      The EU plans to hold talks with countries such as Brazil and Chile to dissuade them from stepping in to replace Europe’s...

    31. August 7, 2014

      Norway’s oil fund to reveal voting intentions

      One of the world’s largest investors will start publicly declaring how it intends to vote at companies’ annual meetings in a...

    32. FT Alphaville

      August 7, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Go long Harrods: This is the Russian government’s official decree banning food imports...

    33. August 6, 2014

      Querini Opera, Querini Hall, Røst, Norway – review

      On a windswept chunk of rock above the Arctic Circle, a lifeboat carrying 16 Venetian sailors washed up in January 1432....

    34. July 30, 2014

      Russian institution set for slower growth amid reduced role

      For four months, senior executives at Russian lender VTB dismissed the risk that the bank could be hit by US or EU...

    35. July 24, 2014

      Norway faces ‘concrete and credible’ terrorist threat

      Norway is facing an imminent terrorist attack from fighters involved in the conflict in Syria, according to a warning from...

    36. July 22, 2014

      Scandinavia crosses frontier to connect remote areas to broadband

      In the world’s most northerly permanent settlement, many things are different. Notices with the warning “Polar bear danger:...

    37. July 17, 2014

      G4S sells Swedish alarm business for £37m

      G4S is selling its Swedish alarm business for £37m, as the security company battles to turn round its fortunes, which have...

    38. July 15, 2014

      F35 Farnborough trip halted after engine fire

      The world’s largest military procurement project, Lockheed Martin’s F35 fighter, suffered a severe embarrassment on Tuesday...

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