Tagged: Kristin Halvorsen

Electronic home voting next in Norway

  The Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development is now working on a plan to test the possibility for allowing Norwegians to cast their vote from the home PC at the municipal elections in 2011. The...

Norway to assess climate impact on markets

  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...

Regulations for the Norwegian State Finance Fund

The Ministry of Finance has today laid down regulations for the State Finance Fund. “I am pleased with the fact that the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) now has approved the State Finance Fund as...

Norway Proposes to Exclude Tobacco From Wealth Fund

April 3 (Bloomberg) — Norway proposed excluding tobacco producers as part of an overhaul of ethical guidelines for its $310 billion sovereign wealth fund. “There’s no healthy way to use tobacco,” Finance Minister Kristin...

Government Pension Fund: Climate on the agenda

Norway aims to set aside billions of dollars on oil cash to invest in environmental technology or sustainable development projects in emerging markets. Over the next five years, the pension fund will buy environmental company...

Norway offers to boost IMF with up to $4.6 billion

OSLO (AP) — Norway on Saturday said it has offered to boost the International Monetary Fund with up to 30 billion Norwegian kroner ($4.6 billion) in a move to help struggling countries, such as...

Norway’s new corp debt fund says ready to invest

Norway’s new $7.44 billion corporate debt fund is ready to make its first investments and will build up a portfolio over the coming year, the social insurance fund Folketrygdfondet said on March 18. The...