Economy

Statoil awards major helicopter contract to UK company

Norwegian energy provider Statoil has awarded the helicopter transportation contract for the Mariner field to CHC Helicopter in the UK. The contract calls for CHC to operate two Sikorsky S-92 aircraft on behalf of Statoil. The helicopters will fly from Aberdeen or Sumburgh on the Shetland Isles to the Statoil operated Mariner field, 250 kilometres off the northeastern coast ...Full Article

Norway is the Best Place to Work in the World

A new report by the International Trade Union Confederation, an umbrella organization of unions around the world, reveals Norway is one of the best places to be a worker. ...Full Article

Oil investments expected to fall; unemployment rises

A drop in housing prices and increased unemployment may be the result if the oil investments fall significantly, a new analysis for the Norwegian economy shows.  Statistics Norway presented ...Full Article

Norway to limit financial aid to fewer countries

The government has proposed to reduce the number of countries who receive financial aid. Norway currently gives aid to 116 out of 148 countries that are approved recipients. «We ...Full Article

Government agrees on new agricultural agreement

The Conservative Party (Høyre), the Progress Party (Frp), the Liberal Left (Venstre) and Christian Democrats (KrF) agreed on a new agricultural agreement on Wednesday. The parties agree on an ...Full Article

Greenpeace activists have boarded Norwegian oil rig

Greenpeace activists have entered the oil rig Transocean Spitsbergen in the Barents Sea. “Irresponsible and illegal,” says Statoil.  The environmental organization Greenpeace is protesting against exploratory drilling in the ...Full Article

WTO backs EU ban on Norway seal imports

The WTO on Thursday rejecting Norway and Canada’s appeal against a European Union ban on importing seal products, in a landmark ruling that said animal welfare can trump trade. ...Full Article

Norway scuppers China tycoon’s Arctic plan

The Norwegian government has leapt in to buy a huge swathe of Arctic land on the Svalbard archipelago a week after one of China’s richest property tycoons announced he ...Full Article

Norway farmers mount Oslo tractor protest

Oslo was braced for gridlock on Tuesday as some 3,000 farmers arrived in the city, many driving in tractors from farms more than 200km away to protest at the ...Full Article

Norway gives emergency aid to South Sudan

Norway has pledged $63 million in emergency aid to those likely to be hit by a deepening civil war in South Sudan, the country’s foreign minister said on Monday ...Full Article
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