The Nordic countries lead the world in the rule of law
201610.21
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The Nordic countries lead the world in the rule of law

Denmark, followed by Norway, Finland and Sweden turned out to enjoy the world’s best and fairest rule of law according to a new global ranking report by the World Justice Project (WSP). Rule of law is a fundamental condition for liberal democracy. More than 100,000 households and experts were surveyed to measure rule of law…

Norway, the happiest, richest, and safest country
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Norway, the happiest, richest, and safest country

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The London-based think tank, the Legatum Institute, has again released its annual global Prosperity Index. This year’s index ranks Norway as the most prosperous country among 142 countries. The index compares 89 variables including traditional indicators like per capita gross domestic product and the number of people in full-time work in addition to factors such…

201512.21
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Nordic countries are the best for business

Forbes gauged the World’s Best Countries for Business by grading 144 nations on 11 different factors: property rights, innovation, taxes, technology, corruption, freedom (personal, trade and monetary), red tape, investor protection and stock market performance. Denmark scored first, Norway third, Sweden fifth, and Finland sixth. New Zeland was second and Ireland fourth. For full article

201512.02
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The Nordic countries among the top five in English skills

The EF English Proficiency Index 2015 (EF EPI) attempts to measure the Worldwide English Proficiency when it comes to English as a Second language. The Nordic countries ranked among the top five in the world: Sweden 1st place, followed by the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and Finland. This year’s EF EPI report profiles all 70 ranked…

High Nordic rankings in ease of doing business
201510.29
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High Nordic rankings in ease of doing business

The Nordic countries ranked high in the world for doing business by the World Bank’s annual Doing Business 2016 report. Surveying a total of 189 countries, the list is widely considered the most authoritative in the world. The index takes into account regulations that affect facilitating the smooth flow of business. A total of 10…

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Norway’s 2016 budget – lower corporate tax rate

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On October 7th, 2015 the Norwegian conservative government presented both the 2016 budget proposal and a white paper for a tax reform. The budget proposal as well as the white paper have taken into consideration the proposal from the Scheel Committee delivered to the Government on 2 December 2014. Some basic points of the 2016…