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Financial services

Financial services

The banking, insurance and financial sector is constantly changing. Amended rules, business cycle fluctuations and technological developments are just some of the factors that cause frequent changes to the regulatory framework governing the activities of these enterprises.

Natural resources

Natural resources

The media spotlight often shines on natural resources, focussing on issues such as the prices of oil, gas, gold, coal and iron ore, international supply concerns and the knock on effect of commodity price movements on the financial markets.

Real estate and construction

Real estate and construction

The real estate sectors, building and construction, are central to any country’s infrastructure. The market is currently characterised by a high level of activity, where several exciting, major projects offer many opportunities. But the competition is tough, the risks are great, and the margins small.

Consumer business

Consumer business

The consumer business sector is expanding rapidly with its various segments developing in slightly different ways. Participants in an increasingly international market are being compelled to adapt to new surroundings. In order to achieve success in today’s market, you must be willing to change and, not least, willing to think innovatively.

Public sector

Public sector

Increased expectations and tighter economic frameworks are putting more pressure on public decision-makers to make the right choices. Such choices relate to political decisions, securing critical societal functions, the establishment of service offerings to users and the development of in-house organisation.

Startups and growth companies

Startups and growth companies

We are very familiar with the challenges faced by entrepreneurs, startups and growth companies. With BDO behind you, you are guaranteed a committed partner who will guide you around any obstacles you encounter, whatever the size.

Not for profit

Not for profit

Norway is a country where there is great commitment to collective task sharing and voluntary work, and organisations are often founded on such a basis. These organisations are dependent on donations, membership subscriptions and state subsidies. They can also supplement their revenues through the sale of goods or services.

The seafood industry

The seafood industry

Norway is the world’s second-largest exporter of seafood, and there is broad political agreement that the seafood industry will become even more important for Norway in the years to come. The aquaculture, fishing and associated supplier industries offer major opportunities.

Oil and gas

Oil and gas

Norwegian oil and gas operations have been the country’s most important industry for more than 40 years. Falling oil prices and an expected decline in production pose new challenges for this sector. At the same time the sector needs to tackle fluctuating market conditions, geopolitical challenges and complicated transactions across national boundaries.

Manufacturing

Manufacturing

The manufacturing sector represents a fundamental pillar of Norwegian and international economic wellbeing. But new requirements for advanced technologies, training and greater efficiencies mean that this is a sector in continuous development.

Technology, media and telecom

Technology, media and telecom

Businesses in the technology, media and telecom sector operate in a market that is rapidly changing. They have to continuously develop their products and often revise their business models. In addition, they have to cope with a new regulatory framework and rapidly changing consumer patterns of behaviour. Meanwhile tough, global competition squeezes margins.

Service industries

Service industries

Norway has moved on from being dependent on raw materials and the production of industrial goods to become a knowledge-based society. The Norwegian oil and gas sector has created a great demand for specialist knowledge. Universities, colleges and research institutes have paved the way to innovation.

Transport and shipping

Transport and shipping

Profitable operations in this sector depend on there being a good infrastructure, well developed communication platforms, and a close dialogue with clients, partners and the authorities. One is part of a value chain. Shipping and logistics companies place great emphasis on the efficient utilisation of resources and the innovative application of technology in a globalised market.