February 13, 2017 / 12:11 PM / 8 months ago

Norway's economy developing as forecast - Prime minister

OSLO (Reuters) - The Norwegian economy is developing in line with the government’s forecasts, Prime Minister Erna Solberg told Reuters on Monday.

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, attends the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, January 18, 2017. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

The government in October predicted a gradual recovery in economic growth in 2017 as part of its budget for the year.

“The key elements of the national budget have not changed. The economy is developing in line with the forecasts made in the fiscal budget,” Solberg said on the sidelines of a meeting with labour unions and company executives.

Companies must be able to maintain their competitiveness in upcoming wage negotiations, Solberg of the Conservative party said.

Reporting by Ole Petter Skonnord, writing by Terje Solsvik, editing by Alister Doyle

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