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Low population growth

Low figures for immigrations and births resulted in a low growth in the population in the second quarter. The low growth in the size of the population seen over the two past years continues.

Too much time spent on paid work leads to a reduction in study time

Fulltime students working more than 10 hours a week spend on average less time on their studies than students who do not work.

Good results for banks

Norwegian banks’ pre-tax profit amounted to NOK 28.4 billion in the 1st half of 2017. This is an increase of NOK 1.6 billion from the 1st half of 2016.

Continued increase in building and construction industry

The activity in the building and construction industry continued to rise in the 2nd quarter of 2017. Overall, the seasonally-adjusted figures showed 0.9 per cent growth.