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Norway

Improved profitability for Norwegian financial institutions in the first half of 2021

Both banks and insurers showed a stronger performance in the first half of 2021 than in the corresponding period a year earlier.

Requirement for electronic reporting format for listed companies (ESEF)

ESEF (European Single Electronic Format) is a new electronic reporting format for listed companies on regulated markets, aiming to harmonise issuers’ reporting obligations.

Finanstilsynet (the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway) warns against investment offers promoted by Alkon Financial Consultancy Group Pte. Ltd. (Alkon Financial Group)

Alkon Financial Group is not authorised to provide investment services in Norway. This news item was originally published by the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (FSA NO).

Public consultation from EIOPA: Stress-Testing Institution for Occupational Retirement Provision (IORPs)

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has published a Discussion Paper on the Methodological Framework for Stress-Testing Institution for Occupational Retirement Provisi

Risk Outlook – June 2021

In its Risk Outlook, Finanstilsynet emphasises the importance of banks retaining the strong financial position they have built up in recent years.

Inspection report – DNB Bank ASA

In February 2020, Finanstilsynet carried out an AML/CFT inspection at DNB Bank ASA. The purpose of the inspection was to follow up previous AML-related inspections.

Reports from the supervised sectors for 2020

Finanstilsynet’s reports from the supervised sectors provide an overview of important supervisory, licensing and regulatory matters in 2020.

MiFID II position limit regime

The EU has recently adopted amendments to the position limit regime for commodity derivatives in Directive 2014/65/EU (MiFID II), which in Norway has been implemented in Chapter 15 of the Securities

Short sale: Reporting threshold for net short positions reset at 0.2%

EEA-wide decision to temporarily lowering the threshold for reporting net short positions to Finanstilsynet (The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway) to 0.

Lower profitability in financial institutions in 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic led to weaker results for Norwegian banks and life insurers in 2020 compared with 2019.

Guide to Reporting from entities subject to financial reporting oversight (KRT-1003)

Reporting from entities subject to financial reporting oversight (KRT-1003) must be completed by all entities listed on Oslo Børs/Euronext Expand (Oslo Axess) that issue shares, bonds and/or equity

Banks should apply conservative distribution policies in the period ahead

The Ministry of Finance has now given its assessment of how the recommendation issued by the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) on dividend distributions should be pursued in Norway.

Regulator Information

Abbreviation: FSA
Jurisdiction: Norway

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