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NATO’s Stoltenberg Wins Norges Bank Job in Contested Choice

  • Former prime minister is picked despite close ties to premier
  • Opposition says the move threatens Norges Bank’s independence
Jens Stoltenberg
Jens StoltenbergPhotographer: Valeria Mongelli/Bloomberg
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg was named Norway’s next central bank chief, a choice likely to prove controversial given his close ties to the ruling party and political concerns raised over monetary independence.