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Qatar, Norway top world in macroeconomic stability

Qatar and Norway, both blessed with energy bonanzas that have pushed their GDP above $100,000 per head, lead the world in macroeconomic stability, an annual survey by the World Economic Forum said on Wednesday. In that category, t

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Norway on alert over imminent attack threat

Militant Islamists with fighting experience in Syria may be planning an attack in Norway in the coming days, police said on Thursday, as they deployed armed units at borders, airports and railway stations. A small group of Norway-

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Norway's Supreme acquires maritime services firm

Norway-based Supreme Group, a leader in the provision of end-to-end supply chain solutions, has completed the acquisition of EMS Seven Seas, a global maritime services group with focus on key markets including Europe, US and Middle East.

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Shell drops big Norway gas project

Royal Dutch Shell has dropped one of Norway's biggest and most innovative industrial projects due to rising costs and complexity, dealing a blow to a technology that some hope could revolutionise offshore production. Shell yes

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Subsidies hurt Mena energy performace: Report

Despite being top energy exporters, countries in the Mena region fare poorly in a new energy performance index due to the high fuel subsidies and the dominance of fossil fuels in the energy mix. Norway tops The Global Energy Architectur

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Nissan Leaf tops Norway October car sales

Nissan’s second generation Leaf, a 100 per cent electric vehicle, has claimed the number one spot in Norway’s passenger car sales chart in October. In October, the zero emission family car, out sold all of its internal

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Drydocks, DNV discuss GenNext shipping

A high-level delegation from Dubai Drydocks World and Maritime World met officials of Norway-based DNV Group, a global provider of services for managing risk, at the company headquarters and discussed key proposals with them. The

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Norway firm wins BP's $86m LWI contract

Norway-based Island Offshore, a leading name in global Light Well Intervention (LWI) activities, has been awarded a major contract extension worth NOK 0.5 billion ($86.5 million) with BP Exploration Operating Company. The two-year

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Norway eyes oil drilling around Arctic islands

Norway took a major step towards opening up an environmentally sensitive Arctic area to oil and gas exploration when the ruling Labour Party gave the go-ahead on Sunday for an impact study. Exploration in the waters around the Lof

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Jotun to phase out lead chromates in paint

Jotun has announced plans to phase out lead chromates, a toxic chemical compound from all paint and coatings formulations worldwide, in line with its environmental initiative Jotun GreenSteps. The company is scheduled to phase out

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