NORWAY CUTS PRODUCTION
Norwegian businesses expect to cut production as they struggle to cope with slumping oil prices and falling investments, according to the central bank's regional network report.
An indicator for aggregated output growth for six months ahead dropped to minus 0.01 from 0.06, according to the bank's report released Friday. That's the lowest since early 2009. The indicator measuring production over the past three months slid to 0.02 from 0.11.
"Weak growth is here to stay for a couple of years," said Joachim Bernhardsen, an analyst at Nordea Bank AB. He sees mainland economic growth stalling over the next six months,…
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