Lots of new housing units are under construction right in front of Oslo's co-called "Bar Code" strip of highrises. While they carry high pricetags, researchers think a residential building boom may bring down prices by 2019, as more supply becomes available. PHOTO: newsinenglish.no/Nina Berglund

Building boom may lower prices

There were signs of it already, when Norway's national real estate association revealed its latest batch of sales statistics on Monday: Even though housing prices rose again in Oslo and Akershus, they fell in … [READ MORE...]

More trouble at state welfare agence NAV as its IT director quits. PHOTO: Arbeids- og sosialdepartement

Norwegians fear snooping at NAV

Norway's large social welfare agency NAV, which handles everything from pension payments to those for sick leave and unemployment, is under scrutiny after reports that NAV workers have snooped through the … [READ MORE]

Another Norwegian unit, Arctic Aviation Assets, ordered 30 new Airbus A321 Long Range jets, that will need routes to fly when they hit the market in 2019. Norwegian already runs a growing fleet of long-distance Boeing 787 Dreamliners. PHOTO: Norwegian Air

Norwegian Air still faces a battle in US

Members of the US Congress on both sides of the aisle are not quietly accepting a US Department of Transportation (DOT) decision that finally grants traffic rights to Oslo-based Norwegian Air's Irish … [READ MORE]

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Solberg survives budget crisis

Prime Minister Erna Solberg could finally wrap a few holiday gifts this weekend after winning a green-light, quite literally, for her minority government's highly contested state budget proposal for next … [READ MORE]

Sharply reduced investment in the oil industry has cut demand for the drilling solutions offered by companies like National Oilwell Varco, which announced major layoffs in Norway on Wednesday. PHOTO: NOV

Norway’s new reality begins to set in

NEWS ANALYSIS: As government leaders scurried from one state budget crisis meeting to another heading into the weekend, Norway's oil- and oil-related companies have been dealing with crises that are much more … [READ MORE]

Yara International, one of the world's biggest fertilizer producers, is caught in a huge bribery scandal but it hasn't badly affected its share price. Current management seems intent on carrying on, with those charged in the case mostly belonging to the company's earlier top management team. PHOTO: Yara

Former Yara boss wins his appeal

Thorleif Enger, the embattled former chief executive of Oslo-based fertilizer firm Yara, was acquitted on Friday by the jury hearing his appeal of his conviction for corruption. Two other former Yara bosses … [READ MORE]

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Pipeline protests reach Parliament

SEE THE VIDEO: Protests in Norway against construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline in the US have not subsided. Scores of protesters gathered in front of the Norwegian Parliament Thursday … [READ MORE]

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Jon Fosse is this year's winner of the German Willy Brandt prize.

Jon Fosse wins German honour

Acclaimed author and playwright Jon Fosse has won the 2016 Willy Brandt award … [READ MORE...]

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Bishop cleared, church fined

Bishop Bernt Eidsvig, leader of the Catholic Church in Oslo, won't have to … [READ MORE...]

Therese Johaug

Johaug suspended for 14 months

Norway's anti-doping agency has determined that top skier Therese Johaug should … [READ MORE...]

Henrik Kristoffersen

Kristoffersen wants NOK 15 million

Norway's 22-year-old slalom skier Henrik Kristoffersen is demanding as much as … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Oslo revives proposed ban on diesel-driven vehicles

Higher levels of air pollution in the Norwegian capital so far this winter have prompted … [READ MORE...]

Employees in shock after colleague murders customer

Employees of a Maxbo building supply store in the small town of Notodden reportedly … [READ MORE...]

Man confesses to 14-year-old murder

A 32-year-old man arrested in connection with the murder of 23-year-old Egil Tostrup … [READ MORE...]

Police send Dachau gate back to Germany

Police in Bergen said they planned to send the heavy iron gate that was stolen three … [READ MORE...]

Three charged with arson in hotel fire

One of the owners and two top managers of the Selje Hotel have been arrested and charged … [READ MORE...]

Oil Fund may invest more in stocks

Norway's huge sovereign wealth fund, known as the Oil Fund, wants to start investing more … [READ MORE...]

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Marit Bjørgen out in front again, during the women's 30-kilometer race on Saturday. Her victory capped a week of brilliant skiing that made her the undisputed queen of the World Championships in Italy. PHOTO: fiemme2013.com/Newspower Canon

Skiers still Norway’s best-loved athletes

Despite months of controversy over doping and sponsorship conflicts, biathlon and cross-country skiers are still Norway's most cherished athletes. A recent survey placed them on top of all other athletes in … [READ MORE]