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Oslo okays HK$2.1 billion lantern-like building to house Munch collection

A spectacular 12,000 sq ft glass-covered museum to house the world's largest collection of Edvard Munch works has been given the go-ahead for the Oslo waterfront in Norway - a decision made, fittingly, in the 150th anniversary year of the artist's birth.

Saturday, 8 June, 2013, 3:00am

HSBC customer dismayed by tax treatment of Swiss dividends

We are saddened to bring to your attention another case of an unhappy HSBC customer. This tale is set against the background of the double tax treaty between Switzerland and Hong Kong that came into force on January 1. Based on that treaty, Switzerland is entitled to withhold a final tax of 10 per cent reduced from 35 per cent, on dividends paid to beneficial owners of Swiss companies.

4 Jun 2013 - 3:57am 2 comments

Colombia gives peace a chance in Oslo talks with Farc

Under the jagged Andean peaks of south-western Colombia, villagers gathered on a recent cloudy morning at the school, where they mixed cement to rebuild a classroom destroyed in March by a mortar shell.

17 Oct 2012 - 4:55am

Making the most of the great outdoors

After a long winter, Norway itches to get outdoors as soon as summer starts to make its presence felt with blissfully long sunny days and temperatures that can send the mercury as high as 30 degrees Celsius.

27 May 2011 - 12:00am

Zurich and Dublin are on top of the world

The highest gross wages are paid in Scandinavia. However, once taxes and social security are accounted for, it is workers in Zurich and Dublin who retain the greatest share of their wages, according to a survey released by UBS at the end of March.

20 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

On May 17, the Norway National Day supplement lead photo on Page S1 was incorrectly captioned. It depicted the Norwegian city of Bergen, rather than Oslo.

23 May 2006 - 12:00am

NCL denies reports of sale

Norwegian cruise line NCL Holding has denied reports in Oslo that the company is up for sale.

Officials said: 'NCL is not for sale. The management believes that the company has substantial potential.' NCL said that following strong growth from projects launched last year, the company was capable of standing alone with no need for capital, either debt financing or equity.

2 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Seabulk scraps listing plan

Seabulk has cancelled a listing on the Oslo stock market and withdrawn from merger talks with part of Waterfront Shipping. Seabulk, a privately owned Norwegian shipowner, said the move was a result of market conditions. Consequently, the planned merger with Waterfront's fleet of ore/bulk/oil carriers had been dropped.

5 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Seabulk in US$42m Oslo listing

Norwegian shipping company Seabulk is to raise US$42.5 million from an initial public offering on the Oslo exchange next month, and merge with part of Waterfront Shipping, Waterfront says.

Waterfront said the plan was part of its restructuring strategy, which would see it retain its Oslo listing and control of its fleet of 11 product tankers.

24 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Kvaerner wins Elf contract

Kvaerner says it has been awarded a contract by Elf Exploration UK for operations and maintenance of oil and gas platforms on the British continental shelf.

The five-year deal is worth 220 million krone (about HK$234.3 million) in the first year, according to a statement to the Oslo exchange.

30 May 1997 - 12:00am