Now Available: Norway Country Risk Report Q1 2016

Fast Market Research recommends "Norway Country Risk Report Q1 2016" from Business Monitor International, now available

[ClickPress, Mon Nov 30 2015] A sharp slowdown in hydrocarbons sector investment amid a collapse in global oil prices will weigh on Norwegian GDP growth between 2015-17.

The Norwegian government will continue to expand fiscal policy in order to stimulate demand in the short run and to lay the structural foundations for stronger non-hydrocarbons growth over the longer run.

The residential housing market has been a major contributor to overall real GDP growth for most of the past decade, but is set to cool over the next few years.

We envisage broad political continuity to the next election in 2017, with the Conservative-Progress minority coalition government achieving modest progress on its reform agenda.

Key Forecast Changes

In response to the central bank's surprise rate cut in September 2015, we have lowered our end-year key policy rate forecasts to 0.75% in 2015 and 0.50% in 2016 from 1.00% in both years. Furthermore we no longer expect hikes in 2017.

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These changes in our rate expectations also led us to lower our average krone forecasts versus the euro to NOK9.10/EUR from NOK8.60/EUR in 2016 and to NOK9.00/EUR from NOK8.50/EUR in 2017.

The Norway Country Risk Report helps businesses with market assessment, strategic planning and decision making to promote growth and profitability in Norway. It is an essential tool for CEOs, Chairmen, Finance Directors/CFOs, Managing Directors, Marketing/Sales Directors with commercial interests in this emerging market.

An influential new analysis of Norway's economic, political and financial prospects through end-2019, just published by award-winning forecasters, Business Monitor International (BMI).

Key Uses

* Forecast the pace and stability of Norway's economic and industry growth through end-2019.
* Identify and evaluate adverse political and economic trends, to facilitate risk mitigation.
* Assess the critical shortcomings of the operating environment that pose hidden barriers and costs to corporate profitability.
* Contextualise Norway's country risks against regional peers using BMI's country comparative Risk Index system.
* Evaluate external threats to doing business in Norway, including currency volatility, the commodity price boom and protectionist policies.

The Norway Country Risk Report by Business Monitor International (BMI) includes four major sections: Economic Outlook, Political Outlook, Operational Risk and Key Sector Outlook.

Economic Outlook:

How will the Norway' economic policy-making and performance impact on corporate profitability over 2015-2019?

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