Police raided brokerage firm

Investigators from Norway’s economic crimes unit Økokrim have raided the offices of brokerage firm Nordic Securities in Oslo and Bergen, and charged several people working for the firm. They acted after state financial authority Finanstilsynet filed a complaint, and arrests were made last week. Newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) reported Wednesday that authorities claim the brokerage firm […]

Curling uncurled at Olympics

For the first time in years, their fancy pants didn’t help much. Norway’s men’s curling team lost a critical match at the Winter Olympics in South Korea that knocked them out of the race for more medals. “I’m disappointed, because I’d hoped we would fight for medals and be part of the finals,” Norway’s skip […]

Ski resort to demand use of helmets

The Hovden Alpinsenter ski resort in the mountains of Southern Norway is set to become the first in the country to require use of helmets on its downhill slopes. Insurance companies are rejoicing and hope other alpine resport make helmets mandatory, too. “We’re doing this because we see that helmets are very important as a […]

Postal service profits on service cuts

Norway’s postal service (Posten Norge) is a shadow of its former self, after a wave of post office closures and major cuts in delivery service. It is, however, earning money. Posten reported pre-tax profits last week of NOK 248 million in the fourth quarter, compared to a loss of NOK 167 million in the same […]

OSL Gardermoen sets a new record

Oslo’s main airport at Gardermoen, OSL, opened expanded terminals last year and they’ve been well used already. Airport officials reported over the weekend that traffic through OSL last year set another record. A total of 27 million people traveled through OSL in 2017, an increase of 1.6 million from 2016. Those traveling to and from […]

Oslo wins another Michelin star

Not only are Norwegian athletes raking in honours at the Winter Olympics, the country’s chefs are doing rather well, too. When the Michelin Guide handed out its stars on Monday, all five of Norway’s winners kept theirs while a new Oslo restaurant won one, too. Björn Svensson stuck again. The formerly Swedish chef who landed […]

Expansion looms for former Olympic ski resorts 

Investors have big plans for the two Norwegian ski resorts Hafjell and Kvitfjell. The new owners claim it will represent the biggest investment since both were first developed for the Olympics at Lillehammer in 1994. Newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) reported that state-owned Investinor sold its 49 percent stake in Alpinco, the company that owns and […]

Loss sends Norwegian Air shares into a dive

Shares in Norwegian Air were crashing on the Oslo Stock Exchange Thursday after the airline reported a large loss for the fourth quarter that was nearly double what analysts had expected. Newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) reported that a poll of eight analysts had predicted a loss of between NOK 600 million and NOK 1 billion. […]

Good reviews, protests met ‘a-ha’ in Oslo

Norway’s legendary rock band a-ha was back home i Oslo last weekend and greeted by both good reviews and some protests outdoors. Demonstrators think the band should cancel an upcoming concert in Israel. Newspaper Dagsavisen reported that both Israeli and Norwegian  supporters of the Palestinians wrote letters and staged a demonstration outside the Oslo Spektrum […]

Drunk staffer expelled from Olympics

A Norwegian man who was part of the Olympic teams’ support staff was arrested by police in PyeongChang late Monday night after he caused trouble while intoxicated. He was in the process of being sent home on Wednesday amidst apologies from the head of the Norwegian Olympic troop. “It’s deeply unfortunate that such things can […]