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  • India rejects Kazakhstan offer for Abai oil field Jun 17, 2015 05:11 PM IST

    India rejects Kazakhstan offer for Abai oil field

    Kazakhstan had in April last year offered OVL a stake in Abai, which was previously being operated by Norway's Statoil. OVL, the overseas arm of state explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), has after one year of studying the field data found it not attractive enough, highly placed sources said.

  • See $190 mn revenue visibility over 5 years: NIIT Jun 08, 2015 02:52 PM IST

    See $190 mn revenue visibility over 5 years: NIIT

    Rahul Keshav Patwardhan, CEO, NIIT, expects the company to do better on the bottomline next year. He also sees USD 190 million revenue visibility over five years.

  • Suven gets patents for neuro-degenerative disorder drug Apr 24, 2015 01:00 PM IST

    Suven gets patents for neuro-degenerative disorder drug

    With these new patents, Suven has a total of 21 granted patents from Australia, 15 from Europe, 16 from Hong Kong, four from Israel and five from Norway. These granted patents are exclusive intellectual property of Suven and are achieved through the internal discovery research efforts.

  • India down to 89th rank in Global Networked Readiness Index Apr 15, 2015 11:48 AM IST

    India down to 89th rank in Global Networked Readiness Index

    While Singapore has replaced Finland on the top of the 143-nation list, prepared by World Economic Forum (WEF), it has called for improvement in India's business and innovation environment, infrastructure and skills availability. However, India has been ranked on the top globally on a sub-index for competition and affordability.

  • India ranks 119 on global business resilience index Apr 02, 2015 01:35 PM IST

    India ranks 119 on global business resilience index

    The 2015 FM Global Resilience Index has been topped by Norway for being the country's best suited for companies seeking to avoid disruptions in their global supply chain operations. Venezuela is ranked last on the list.

  • FinWiz visits Uninor Dec 23, 2014 10:18 PM IST

    FinWiz visits Uninor

    FinWiz visited Uninor, Gurgaon to gauge thoughts and notions of Uninor employess on investments and financial planning. Uninor is a fully owned subsidiary of the Telenor group, which is one of the largest integrated communications company in the world with headquarters in Oslo, Norway.

  • Government launches e-visa facility for 43 countries Nov 28, 2014 08:20 AM IST

    Government launches e-visa facility for 43 countries

    "We want to promote tourism in the country in a big way. The contribution of tourism in the GDP is approximately 7 per cent and we want to double it up," Home Minister Rajnath Singh said after launching the e-visa facility.

  • Long term expectation from India is favourable: Telenor Oct 13, 2014 10:09 PM IST

    Long term expectation from India is favourable: Telenor

    John Fredrik Baksaas also says that India is full of good competence. Institutions and bureaucracy can work faster. If one brings investment and ideas into India, the country delivers them back, he adds.

  • Bill Gates takes on world chess champ, mated in 9 moves Jan 25, 2014 01:30 PM IST

    Bill Gates takes on world chess champ, mated in 9 moves

    Challenged to a game in a chat show hosted by well-known Norwegian television presenter Fredrik Skavlan and due to be shown in Norway, Denmark and Sweden, Microsoft founder Gates said before the game that the challenge had "a predetermined outcome".

  • Carlsen dethrones Anand to become new world chess champion Nov 22, 2013 10:29 PM IST

    Carlsen dethrones Anand to become new world chess champion

    Carlsen, who will be 23 years on 30th November, closed the championship with two games to spare by taking his tally to required 6.5 points out of a possible ten, winning three and drawing seven games.

  • India slips to 134th spot in ease of doing business: WB Oct 29, 2013 05:15 PM IST

    India slips to 134th spot in ease of doing business: WB

    India has been ranked lower at 179 in terms of ease of starting a business in the 2014 list at a time when its government is making efforts to improve the country's business climate. Last year, based on this criteria India was placed at 177th spot.

  • Norway oil fund steps up property push Dec 21, 2012 06:33 AM IST

    Norway oil fund steps up property push

    Norway's oil wealth fund has accelerated its efforts to increase its real estate allocation, launching a €2.4bn spending spree on warehouses and industrial property across the continent.

  • Norway child abuse case: Indian couple charged Dec 01, 2012 01:02 PM IST

    Norway child abuse case: Indian couple charged

    The Indian couple arrested here in an alleged child abuse case have been charged with "gross repeated maltreatment" of their child for which the prosecution has proposed a minimum sentence of one year and three months for the parents.

  • The gender debate: Norway moves on Nov 05, 2012 03:31 PM IST

    The gender debate: Norway moves on

    Supporters of a rapid increase in the number of women in UK boardrooms are fond of pointing to Norway as an example of quota-led change for the better.

  • What Women Really Want Oct 06, 2012 12:53 PM IST

    What Women Really Want

    A legislative proposal is now being drafted by the Justice Commission to force listed companies in the EU to either reserve at least 40 percent of their non-executive director board-seats by 20-20 for women or face fines and sanctions

  • Norway PM under pressure to quit after Breivik report Aug 14, 2012 08:50 PM IST

    Norway PM under pressure to quit after Breivik report

    Norway's Prime Minister came under pressure to resign on Tuesday after an official report said police could have prevented a murder spree by far right militant Anders Behring Breivik in 2012 that killed 77 people.

  • Unitech objects to Uninor's FIPB proposal on rights issue Jul 25, 2012 09:55 PM IST

    Unitech objects to Uninor's FIPB proposal on rights issue

    Realty firm Unitech has shot off a letter to FIPB objecting to its telecom partner Uninor's proposal to raise Rs 1,200 crore through a rights issue, saying it had never agreed to the move as was being claimed by Uninor.

  • Oil gains capped by post ECB announcement sell off Jul 05, 2012 08:12 PM IST

    Oil gains capped by post ECB announcement sell off

    Oil prices rose above USD 100 a barrel on Thursday on fears Norway's oil output could be sharply cut after oil companies including Statoil called a lockout in a bid to end a strike by offshore oil and gas workers.

  • No disgrace in defeat as rejuvenated Portugal depart Jun 28, 2012 03:12 PM IST

    No disgrace in defeat as rejuvenated Portugal depart

    Portugal left Euro 2012 with their heads held high having improved beyond recognition from the start of the qualifying campaign when they drew with Cyprus and lost to Norway in their opening two matches.

  • Oil falls on Europe anxiety, strike supports Jun 27, 2012 02:56 PM IST

    Oil falls on Europe anxiety, strike supports

    Brent crude oil fell on Wednesday on mounting concerns that European leaders would fail to solve the region's intractable debt crisis at a key meeting this week, offsetting tighter North Sea oil supply.

  • Rising petrol costs pave way for alternative fuel vehicles Jun 25, 2012 08:51 PM IST

    Rising petrol costs pave way for alternative fuel vehicles

    With petrol prices heating up, Bangalore-based Mahindra Reva has reasons to be cool. The electric car major says it has started seeing an increase in enquires from customers post the petrol price hike. But it's not been an easy drive for Reva either, reports CNBC-TV18's Sunanda Jayaseelan.

  • Cairn to buy Agora to increase lower-risk assets Apr 03, 2012 03:22 PM IST

    Cairn to buy Agora to increase lower-risk assets

    British oil explorer Cairn Energy said it would buy Agora Oil & Gas for USD 450 million to increase its drilling activity in Britain and Norway in 2012 and expand its lower risk, near-term exploration assets.

  • Sovereign funds rethink India strategy post tame Budget Mar 29, 2012 08:59 PM IST

    Sovereign funds rethink India strategy post tame Budget

    As concerns about the India story mount some institutional investors are taking money off the table. Leading that list is the world's second largest sovereign fund, Norway's Government Pension Fund with total assets under management of over USD 600 billion. The fund has halved its exposure to Indian equities in 2011.

  • HCL Technologies gets outsourcing contract from Statoil Feb 13, 2012 10:43 AM IST

    HCL Technologies gets outsourcing contract from Statoil

    Software services provider HCL Technologies has received strategic infrastructure management contract from Norway's Statoil.

  • Norway steps in to ensure 'fair treatment' for Telenor Feb 08, 2012 01:34 PM IST

    Norway steps in to ensure 'fair treatment' for Telenor

    The past week saw the highest body of law in the country deliver a pathbreaking ruling - that of revoking some 122 ...

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