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Russia's economic turmoil: Nightmare or opportunity? - BBC News

Russia's economic turmoil: Nightmare or opportunity? - BBC News | Arctic & Nordic : Business Potential                              in Arctic and Northern Europe | Scoop.it
Russia's wealthy elite are coping with the economic downturn and the unforeseen effects of sanctions over Ukraine very differently from the poor, the BBC's Oleg Boldyrev and Olga Ivshina discover.
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Pétrole: le suédois Lundin défie les vents contraires dans l'Arctique

Pétrole: le suédois Lundin défie les vents contraires dans l'Arctique | Arctic & Nordic : Business Potential                              in Arctic and Northern Europe | Scoop.it
Romandie.com, soyez informé avant les journalistes ! News suisses et internationales. Info brute à forte valeur ajoutée
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Shell revives Arctic drilling plans

Shell revives Arctic drilling plans | Arctic & Nordic : Business Potential                              in Arctic and Northern Europe | Scoop.it
Royal Dutch Shell revives Arctic drilling plans, despite announcing a $15bn cut in global spending and profit figures that disappointed investors.

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Obama: 'I'm proud of saving the economy'

Obama: 'I'm proud of saving the economy' | Arctic & Nordic : Business Potential                              in Arctic and Northern Europe | Scoop.it
Six years after taking office amid a deep economic recession, President Barack Obama is looking back on his successes with a smile.

"I'm proud of saving the economy," Obama told CNN's Fareed Zakaria in an interview on Tuesday when asked what he is mos...
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Séminaire sur l’Arctique, à l'IFRI, à Paris

Séminaire sur l’Arctique, à l'IFRI, à Paris | Arctic & Nordic : Business Potential                              in Arctic and Northern Europe | Scoop.it
En raison de changements climatiques importants, l’Arctique est devenu une région d’intérêts globaux, et où la Norvège joue un rôle essentiel. La France a choisi de s’engager activement dans cette situation complexe, et elle publiera en mars prochain « Ar
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Fitch Revises Iceland's Outlook to Positive - Reykjavík Grapevine

Fitch Revises Iceland's Outlook to Positive - Reykjavík Grapevine | Arctic & Nordic : Business Potential                              in Arctic and Northern Europe | Scoop.it
Fitch Ratings has revised Iceland's outlook to Positive from Stable and affirmed the IDRs at 'BBB' and 'BBB+', respectively
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Iceland central bank committee to finalise law review by March - IceNews

Iceland central bank committee to finalise law review by March - IceNews | Arctic & Nordic : Business Potential                              in Arctic and Northern Europe | Scoop.it
A panel looking into the legal framework for Sedlabanki is to deliver its proposals at the start of March, its chairman has announced.Iceland’s go...
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Oil companies turning their backs on Greenland - IceNews

Oil companies turning their backs on Greenland - IceNews | Arctic & Nordic : Business Potential                              in Arctic and Northern Europe | Scoop.it
Greenland’s hopes of developing into the world’s next big oil excavation centre are turning sour, with three large energy companies pulling the plug o...
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Norway Regulator Raises Warning Housing Market Is Out of Control - Bloomberg

Norway Regulator Raises Warning Housing Market Is Out of Control - Bloomberg | Arctic & Nordic : Business Potential                              in Arctic and Northern Europe | Scoop.it
Norway Regulator Raises Warning Housing Market Is Out of Control
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(Bloomberg) -- A combination of plunging oil prices and falling interest rates risks pushing Norway's housing market beyond its breaking point, the financial regulator said.
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Norway wins gold at Bocuse d'Or - The Star Online

But it’s the performance Team USA - placed second - that’s the big story.
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Shell to Drill in Alaskan Arctic

Shell to Drill in Alaskan Arctic | Arctic & Nordic : Business Potential                              in Arctic and Northern Europe | Scoop.it
Shell announced Thursday that it plans to drill offshore in the Chukchi Sea, between Alaska and Siberia, thereby putting to use billions of dollars worth of leases after years of problems and uncertainty, according to the Alaska Dispatch News.

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Scotland Aiming for 100% Clean Energy by 2025 - EcoLocalizer

Scotland Aiming for 100% Clean Energy by 2025 - EcoLocalizer | Arctic & Nordic : Business Potential                              in Arctic and Northern Europe | Scoop.it
While the U.S. may aim for a 15% Renewable Energy Standard by 2021, and Northern Ireland has just confirmed a much stronger target of 40% renewable energy by 2020, Scotland is aiming a bit higher.

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Legacy, politics at root of Obama Alaska oil orders

Legacy, politics at root of Obama Alaska oil orders | Arctic & Nordic : Business Potential                              in Arctic and Northern Europe | Scoop.it
Stopping oil drilling in Alaska gives the president a chance to secure his reputation. It also helps him do his part to set the stage for the 2016 election
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Iceland will not join EU - www.worldbulletin.net

Iceland will not join EU - www.worldbulletin.net | Arctic & Nordic : Business Potential                              in Arctic and Northern Europe | Scoop.it
In an interview with the Fair Observer, former Icelandic Foreign Minister outlines reasons for why Iceland will not join the European Union.
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A Third Industrial Revolution for Norway

A Third Industrial Revolution for Norway | Arctic & Nordic : Business Potential                              in Arctic and Northern Europe | Scoop.it
Norway's wealth and prosperity over the last four decades has been built on oil, but Jeremy Rifkin, a futurist and social and economic thinker, says it's time for the country to change.

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Three Iceland Power Plant Options off the Table - IcelandReview

Three Iceland Power Plant Options off the Table - IcelandReview | Arctic & Nordic : Business Potential                              in Arctic and Northern Europe | Scoop.it
The National Energy Authority has decided to withdraw three of the power plant options submitted to the task force working on the third stage of the framework program for energy harnessing and nature protection as they were located within...
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Agence canadienne de développement économique du Nord (CanNor) | La ministre Aglukkaq et des leaders inuits soulignent le potentiel du Nunavut

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Russia to attend the Arctic Council meeting in Iqaluit

Russia to attend the Arctic Council meeting in Iqaluit | Arctic & Nordic : Business Potential                              in Arctic and Northern Europe | Scoop.it
Arctic Portal is a comprehensive gateway to the Arctic on the Internet and grants exposure to Arctic related information. It aims to engage worldwide Arctic organizations in data sharing and consultation.
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Corporate tax cuts fail to create "dynamic effects" in Finland - YLE News

Corporate tax cuts fail to create "dynamic effects" in Finland - YLE News | Arctic & Nordic : Business Potential                              in Arctic and Northern Europe | Scoop.it
Government’s tax cuts for corporations and companies were meant to stimulate the economy, to no avail whatsoever, economists now say. Corporate tax cuts figured at some 800 million euros last year.
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Keyboard classes take over from handwriting lessons in Finland's ... - The Age

Keyboard classes take over from handwriting lessons in Finland's ... - The Age | Arctic & Nordic : Business Potential                              in Arctic and Northern Europe | Scoop.it
Finland is planning to phase out handwriting classes in favour of keyboard skills, a recognition that this generation will never write a letter, birthday card or love letter. Instead, they'll text, tap and tweet.
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Government's Cloud Computing Strategy Focused on Keeping Data in Canada - Michael Geist

Government's Cloud Computing Strategy Focused on Keeping Data in Canada - Michael Geist | Arctic & Nordic : Business Potential                              in Arctic and Northern Europe | Scoop.it
Over the past few months, the Treasury Board of Canada has quietly been developing a government-wide policy on the use of cloud computing services.

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Norway EV sales reach 15% - The Foreigner

Norway EV sales reach 15% - The Foreigner | Arctic & Nordic : Business Potential                              in Arctic and Northern Europe | Scoop.it
MOTORING NEWS: Norwegians’ interest for renewable energy-powered cars continues.
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Arctic Drilling Restrictions Strike A Nerve In Alaska - WBUR

Arctic Drilling Restrictions Strike A Nerve In Alaska - WBUR | Arctic & Nordic : Business Potential                              in Arctic and Northern Europe | Scoop.it
Alaska Governor Bill Walker argues the president's proposed drilling ban would harm the state's economy.
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Greenland firm ready to begin ice exports - The Arctic Journal

Greenland firm ready to begin ice exports - The Arctic Journal | Arctic & Nordic : Business Potential                              in Arctic and Northern Europe | Scoop.it
Ice abounds in Disko Bay. Exporting it as water has taken some thinking
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Hostile horizon

Hostile horizon | Arctic & Nordic : Business Potential                              in Arctic and Northern Europe | Scoop.it
Greenland’s status as a safe haven for mining industry investment would be spoiled if the government were to take over the beleaguered NunaMinerals
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