* Crown currency initially strengthens before fading
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OSLO Norwegian Air's bondholders have accepted the company's plea to postpone repayment of $380 million by up to two years, the carrier said on Monday, providing the loss-making airline some financial relief and sending its shares higher.
OSLO European regulators have ordered immediate checks on recently delivered versions of some Airbus helicopters after a crash in Arctic Norway last month killed five Norwegians and their Swedish pilot.
OSLO, Sept 11 Airbus has ordered checks
on three types of helicopters following a fatal crash in Norway,
Norwegian authorities said on Wednesday.
OSLO Norwegians voting in local elections abandoned major parties in record numbers on Monday, according to early counts, opting for a plethora of smaller groups in the latest show of political discontent in Europe.
OSLO Equinor on Thursday launched a $5 billion share buyback and said its Johan Sverdrup oilfield, the largest North Sea discovery in more than three decades, will come on stream in October, a month earlier than planned, lifting its shares.
OSLO Norwegian Air is asking bondholders for up to two more years to pay back $380 million of outstanding debt, in the loss-making airline's latest attempt to shore up its finances. | Video
OSLO Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, should have more freedom to invest in unlisted equities, its manager said on Wednesday, a proposal that could help the fund better capture the growth of U.S. tech firms.
* 2019 expansion strongest in 7 years
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OSLO Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund should shift billions in investments from European stock markets and instead invest more in the United States and other North American markets to seek higher returns, the fund's manager recommended on Tuesday.