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Resilient Oslo bucks the global trend for crisis

Norway, France and Germany outperform UK In the midst of the worst global economic crisis since the Great Depression, estate agent Helge Landro is doing surprisingly well. "I don't feel like there is an economic crisis going on at the moment," he says. "We're very busy, viewings are packed with people, and when customers see a property ...

Norway ranked in Top Ten of The Enabling Trade Index

Geneva, 7 July 2009 - East Asian economies Singapore and Hong Kong SAR occupy the top two positions in the Enabling Trade Index ranking, followed by Switzerland, Denmark and Sweden, according to The Global Enabling Trade Report 2009, released by the World Economic Forum. Canada, Norway, Finland, Austria and the Netherlands complete the top-10 list. ...

Global Leaders Devise Plan to Save Millions of Mothers and their Babies

Jonas Gahr Støre. Photo © Berit Hessen.

  New York June 15 - The 2009 report of the Global Campaign of the Health MDGs was presented today at a luncheon at the UN, hosted by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Foreign Minister of Norway Jonas Gahr Støre. The report shows the way forward in coping with serious health challenges for mothers and children ...

Moods of Norway Store now open in Los Angeles

  The internationally renowned lifestyle brand, Moods of Norway, launched its U.S. flagship store in LA on May 16.  The Beverly Hills destination is based on Moods of Norway’s Norwegian stores which are all designed by the three owners. Half of the store looks like an old Norwegian cottage featuring a life-size gold lacquered tractor and the walls are decorated ...

Norway to assess climate impact on markets

The Norwegian Minister of Finance, Kristin Halvorsen. Photo: www.flickr.com

  Assessing the impact of climate change on strategic asset allocation decisions The Norwegian government said on Wednesday June 3 it would assess the impact of climate change on financial markets and urged global investors to join forces. "I can now make public that we, together with the consulting firm Mercer, are taking a leading role in launching ...

Gore calls melting ice a global wake-up call

TROMSØ April 28 – Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Al Gore, ministers from Europe, the Americas and Asia, and some of the world’s leading experts on snow and ice melting met in Tromsø, Norway, today. Mr Gore and Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, who co-chaired the conference, decided to establish a task force which will ...