In Norway income tax ("inntektsskatt") and wealth tax ("formuesskatt") are direct taxes ("direkte skatter"). Income tax is paid directly as a percentage of income, whereas wealth tax is a tax on things you own, such as a house, bank deposits etc. Taxes are paid both to the state and the local municipality. In addition, a premium is paid to the social security system to finance public hospitals,... Read more

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Today 40 percent of the board members in limited companies (ASA) have to be female. And if they need to nurse their babies during work? No problem. Read more

The Business Anti-Corruption Portal is a comprehensive and practical tool tailored to meet the corruption risk management needs of small and medium sized companies operating in or considering doing business in emerging markets and developing countries. Read more

The Malaysia Norway Business Council (MNBC) is an independent organization formed in 1990. The main aim of the Council is to provide a forum for discussion and exchanging views on business conditions, both domestic and international, affecting Malaysian and Norwegian firms. Read more

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There is a number of Norwegian companies represented in Malaysia, either by own operations or through an agent or a sales office. The embassy has updated the business directory for 2014 with an overview of all of these companies. The business directory is available both in hard copy, and for downloading here: Read more

Norway is a country with vast natural resources that the world makes use of – notably fish and oil. Read more

The goal of the Government Pension Fund Global is not quick returns, but security for Norwegians of the future. Read more

Norway is a wealthy society with a high income level, comprehensive public welfare benefits and solid public finances. While the starting point is advantageous, the Norwegian economy is likely to be faced with difficult choices in the decades to come, such as those related to changes in the global economy, global warming and population aging. In particular, increased life expectancy will threat... Read more

According to Norwegian law, women must fill 40 per cent of the country’s corporate board seats. Norway’s work with gender equality has been noticed by the world, and now also by Malaysia. Read more