NORWAY - Norwegian businesses must be given the opportunity to postpone registration with mandatory occupational pension schemes due to the burden of administration costs, says The Federation of Norwegian Commercial and Service Enterprises (HSH).
The Norwegian government proposed new legislation last Friday which will introduce mandatory occupational pension schemes for all private enterprises from July 1 2006. The new legislation will affect 600,000...
NORWAY - The Government Pension Fund Global returned -8.8% or -NOK284bn ($52bn) due to stumbling global stock markets, third quarter results show.
NORWAY - EDB ErgoGroup ASA has agreed to costs totalling some NOK9m ($1.7m) per year to settle a pension dispute with employee unions over its decision to transfer some staffers from a defined benefit to a defined contribution plan.
NORWAY - The Ministry of Finance has confirmed that Martin Skancke has resigned his position as head of the department overseeing the Government Pension Fund Global.
NORDICS - Nordic investors are continuing to show optimism in hedge funds with nearly a third planning to increase their exposure this year to strategies like global macro, event driven and long/short funds, a new report shows.
NORWAY - The Government Pension Fund Global was up 0.3% in the second quarter after rising bond prices helped to offset drops in the global equities markets.