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Norway offers $10 bln funding to firms as coronavirus threatens economy

OSLO, March 15 (Reuters) - Norway will offer companies at least 100 billion Norwegian crowns ($9.7 billion) in funding in the form of guarantees for loans and bond issues to support the economy during the coronavirus outbreak, the government said on Sunday.

($1 = 10.2897 Norwegian crowns) (Reporting by Victoria Klesty and Terje Solsvik; Editing by Jan Harvey)