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The MIKON flagship program in the Fram Centre is using both social and environmental sciences to examine how High North industrial development will affect the natural world, regional societies like the Sami and economic activity.

On the backdrop of political chill, trade between Finland and Russia is falling sharply. Also tourism between the countries is in a downswing.

The nickel company is ready to sell a string of non-core assets, among them the Arkhangelsk Sea Port.

Norwegian concrete producer Ølen Betong in Murmansk has to expand production due to huge orders from Yamal LNG.

A quarter of all companies with Norwegian ownership in Murmansk and Arkhangelsk have disappeared since 2012, but still the activity is high, especially when compared to Finland and Sweden.

Ida Kronsell marches without hesitation across a field of rubble in the biggest pit of the Sydvaranger iron-ore mine, outside Kirkenes.

A €60 million government loan will keep Norway’s Arctic coal company afloat for another couple of years.

As iron ore prices reach a ten-year low Swedish mining giant LKAB has to start discharging workers.

Syktyvkar, capital of the Komi Republic, is declared the most dynamically growing city in the Russian part of the Barents Region.

Nickel industry in Siberia and on the Kola Peninsula is very good business for investors. Norilsk Nickel set to pay €2,1 billion in dividends for 2014.

A number of major corporations are calling for higher taxes on carbondioxide emissions and more ambitious climate goals than the red-green government.

Russia’s largest Arctic port has its biggest downturn in more than ten years, while neigboring Norwegian ports boost their volumes.

Russia’s ruble strengthened to below 53 to US Dollar on Thursday, up 32 percent since end of January. On the Norwegian side of the border, a new mall is hoping for more Russian shoppers.

The company which is to develop the grand infrastructure project in Murmansk is in deep trouble.

Iron-ore miner in Kirkenes has secured finances for another three months period, but warns about closure after June if situation doesn’t improve.