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  • Colombia and Norway strengthens cooperation to reduce deforestation

    2018-04-11 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment, Office of the Prime Minister

    On Tuesday April 10th, Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos announced an intention to expand their climate and forest cooperation for five more years. Simultaneously President Santos announced a historic ruling to

  • Norwegian development aid in 2017

    2018-04-11 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    OECD's official development aid statistics are ready. It shows that Norway provided NOK 34.1 billion on development aid last year. This corresponds to 0.99 per cent of GDI.

  • The tender for the future coastal agreement

    2018-04-11 Article Ministry of Transport and Communications

    This page provides updated information about the public purchasing process and other relevant documentation related to the competition for future procurement of transport services for the coastal route.

  • Forest and climate partnership

    2018-04-11 Speech/statement Office of the Prime Minister

    Speech by Prime Minister Erna Solberg at a field trip in Leticia, Colombia, 10 April 2018.

    By Prime Minister Erna Solberg

  • New agreement on Environment Protection

    2018-04-10 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Norway and Bulgaria signs new agreement on environment protection and climate change today in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. The agreement has a total budget of 15.3 million euro.

  • A milestone for northern Norway

    2018-04-10 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Today, The Norwegian Government presents a proposition (draft resolution) to the Parliament (Stortinget) regarding the development plan for the Johan Castberg field. The proposition also includes a status for the petroleum industry.

  • Investment Strategy

    2018-04-10 Article Ministry of Finance

    The investment strategy of the Government Pension Fund is premised on seeking to maximise the return on fund assets within a moderate level of risk. The strategy is based on assessments of expected return and risk in the long run and is derived from

  • Governance model

    2018-04-10 Article Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance holds the overall responsibility for the management of the Government Pension Fund. The Government Pension Fund comprises the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) and the Government Pension Fund Norway (GPFN). The

  • Governance framework

    2018-04-10 Article Ministry of Finance

    The Storting has, in the Government Pension Fund Act, accorded the Ministry of Finance formal responsibility for the management of the Fund. Operational management of the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) is carried out by Norges Bank. The

  • Governance Framework

    2018-04-10 Article Ministry of Finance

    The Storting has in the Government Pension Fund Act, made the Ministry of Finance responsible for the management of the Government Pension Fund Norway (GPFN). The operational management of the Fund is carried out by Folketrygdfondet. The Ministry

  • Market Value

    2018-04-10 Article Ministry of Finance

    Aggregate market value of the Government Pension Fund was 8,484 billion Norwegian kroner at the end2017. The GPFG accounted for in excess of 97 percent of total assets.

  • Fund Performance

    2018-04-10 Article Ministry of Finance

    The GPFN generated a nominal rate of return of 13.2 percent in 2017, as measured in Norwegian kroner and before the deduction of asset management costs. The equity and fixed-income portfolios produced an aggregate return of 19.3 percent and 3.6

  • Market Value

    2018-04-10 Article Ministry of Finance

    The market value of the GPFN was 240 billion Norwegian kroner at the end of 2017. This represents an increase of about 28 billion kroner since the beginning of 2017. 64.5 percent of the Fund capital was invested in equities, whilst the residual

  • Strategic Benchmark Index

    2018-04-10 Article Ministry of Finance

    The objective for the management of the GPFN is to maximise financial returns as measured in Norwegian kroner, given a moderate level of risk. The strategic benchmark index adopted by the Ministry forms the basis for the management of the GPFN.

  • Investment Strategy

    2018-04-10 Article Ministry of Finance

    The objective for the management of the GPFN is to maximise financial returns measured in Norwegian kroner, given a moderate level of risk. The main part of the assets of the GPFN is invested in the Norwegian equity and fixed income markets.

  • Fund Performance

    2018-04-10 Article Ministry of Finance

    From 1 January 1998 to the end of 2017, the average annual nominal return on the GPFG was 6.1 percent as measured in the currency basket of the Fund. The nominal return net of asset management costs and inflation (net real return) is in the said

  • Market Value

    2018-04-10 Article Ministry of Finance

    The market value of the GPFG equalled 8,484 billion Norwegian kroner at the end of 2017. Investments in equities, fixed-income and unlisted real estate corresponded to 5,650 billion, 2,600 billion and 220 billion kroner, respectively, equivalent to

  • Investment Strategy

    2018-04-10 Article Ministry of Finance

    The investment strategy of the GPFG has been developed over time, based on comprehensive professional assessments. The objective of the Fund's investments is to achieve the highest possible return over time, given a moderate level of risk. The Fund

  • Strategic Benchmark Index

    2018-04-10 Article Ministry of Finance

    The mandate issued by the Ministry of Finance to Norges Bank expresses the long-term investment strategy for the Fund, including the strategic benchmark index and appurtenant provisions on the execution of the management assignment. The strategic

  • Meld. St. 13 (2017–2018) - The Government Pension Fund 2018

    Meld. St. 13 (2017–2018) Report to the Storting (white paper)

    2018-04-10 Report to the Storting Ministry of Finance