UPDATE 1-Norway wealth fund allowed to invest again in Walmart, Rio Tinto, others
OSLO, June 25 (Reuters) - Norway's $1 trillion wealth fund can invest again in miner Rio Tinto and retailer Walmart after their exclusions from the fund's investments on ethical grounds were revoked, the board of the central bank said on Tuesday. The fund can also resume investing in Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim's Grupo Carso, U.S. defence company General Dynamics and fertiliser-maker Nutrien, the board added in a statement. The fund, one of the world's largest investors, has an ethical mandate set by parliament and is not allowed to invest in companies that produce nuclear weapons, cluster munitions and tobacco, among other ethical criteria. "Our company provides a range of jobs, and along with training and development, our associates have strong career opportunities. We are proud of what our associates achieve and the opportunities that we provide around the world," said a Walmart spokesman at the time.