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CommentWire
CommentWire

3G/wLANs: co-operation rather than competition

Published By Datamonitor
24 Oct 2001
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Car leasing: Norwegian market open to domestic newcomers

Published By Datamonitor
18 Dec 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

National Grid: new interconnectors will boost efficiencies

The new interconnection capacity between the UK, Norway, the Netherlands and Ireland should increase efficiencies. It will take advantage of variations in the different countries' installed capacity and demand characteristics, and may alleviate potential problems associated with shrinking reserve capacity.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Mar 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

DnB/Storebrand: on the road to success

The two Norwegian financial services giants have merged at last. Storebrand could have waited for new rules allowing another firm to make a bid, but instead it has accepted a price lower than DnB offered in 2001. Even so, Storebrand will benefit from merging with its rival. The new Norwegian giant may also have the clout to achieve greatness abroad.

Published By Datamonitor
31 May 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

DnB/Storebrand: a mixed blessing

The Nordic merger talks have fallen apart over a dispute about money: DnB wanted to cut its takeover offer further due to unexpected losses at Storebrand's Finansbank. Storebrand shareholders shouldn't panic though - changes in Norwegian regulations should allow the firm to attract foreign bidders and a whole lot more cash.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Jul 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Oil prices: majors jostle for control

Platts, the world's chief oil price-setter, recently changed the way it assesses the price of Brent crude - the benchmark used for roughly two thirds of all internationally traded oil. BP is attempting to use the change to wrest control of the Brent-based market from Shell, which is of course resisting strongly. Failure to reach consensus could cause an unsettling rift in the global oil market.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jul 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Eni: expanding in the North Sea

With the acquisition of Fortum's oil and gas assets, Eni is now well on its way to achieving its 2005 output targets - and may possibly raise these targets in the near future. For Fortum, the sale will help reduce debt while enabling much more focus on its power business.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Nov 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Norwegian electricity: remember to turn off the light

Norwegian consumers are fearful of high electricity bills at the start of 2003 as the cold spell pushes up consumption and electricity prices. However, the price rise may benefit consumers in the long run, as they switch providers and thus produce a more competitive environment.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jan 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Statoil: Q4 profits boost average year

Q4 proved to be a strong finish to an average 2002 for Statoil, the Norwegian oil and gas company, with rises in operating profit and output. While a fall in output is anticipated in 2003, Statoil should be able to bring its volumes up again by 2004 through increased investment in international fields.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Feb 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Overture: fast attack on Google

Having just acquired AltaVista, Overture is now planning to pick up the web search business of Fast Search & Transfer. Fast Search will provide Overture with more advanced technology, while AltaVista provides patents, partners, engineers and customers. Fast, meanwhile, will at last get some cash from its loss-making unit. <BR />

Published By Datamonitor
26 Feb 2003

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