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Gwladys Fouche

A Nobel for Thunberg? In the age of climate change and virus, it is possible

17 Sep 2020

OSLO This year's Nobel Peace Prize could go to green campaigner Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement to highlight the link between environmental damage and the threat to peace and security, some experts say.

Norwegian lawmaker nominates Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

09 Sep 2020

OSLO A Norwegian lawmaker has nominated Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2021 for helping broker a deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, the second time he has put forward the U.S. president for the honour.

Norway wealth fund to test business model of biggest CO2 emitters

03 Sep 2020

OSLO Norway's $1.2 trillion wealth fund will ask the companies in its portfolio that emit the most carbon dioxide (CO2) for more detailed climate-related data in order to understand the risk posed to its investments, a top official said.

Farmed cod and chips? Norway revives bid to breed species at risk in wild

01 Sep 2020

OSLO Norway is relaunching cod farms in Europe's ice-cold northern waters after mass escapes and failure to thrive condemned its earlier attempt to become the first country to try large-scale breeding of a species declining in the wild.

Norway fund excludes firms over human rights violation risk

31 Aug 2020

OSLO Norway's $1 trillion wealth fund said it had excluded Taiwan's Formosa Chemicals and Fibre, Formosa Taffeta and India's Page Industries from its portfolio, saying they posed an "unacceptable risk for violation of human rights".

Norway's wealth fund chief gives up hedge fund stake to keep job

25 Aug 2020

OSLO The businessman appointed by Norway's central bank to run the country's $1.1 trillion (841.7 billion pounds) wealth fund will transfer his stake in a hedge fund to a charitable foundation and restructure his other investments in a bid to keep his job.

UPDATE 2-Norway's wealth fund chief gives up hedge fund stake to keep job

25 Aug 2020

* Says will still have bank deposits of almost $780 mln (Adds quotes, detail)

Storebrand divests out of Exxon, others over climate lobbying

24 Aug 2020

OSLO/LONDON Storebrand, Norway's largest private asset manager, has divested from ExxonMobil, Chevron, Rio Tinto and BASF citing their lobbying practices regarding climate.

Storebrand divests out of Exxon, others over climate lobbying

24 Aug 2020

OSLO/LONDON, Aug 24 Storebrand, Norway's largest private asset manager, has divested from ExxonMobil, Chevron, Rio Tinto and BASF citing their lobbying practices regarding climate.

Norway finance minister summons central bank chief over wealth fund crisis

21 Aug 2020

OSLO Norway's finance minister on Friday met with the central bank governor to try to defuse a crisis over the appointment of a wealthy businessman to run the country's $1.1 trillion (834 billion pounds) sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest.

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