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Iceland rises from the ashes of banking collapse
Populist programme of new government includes a squeeze on foreign creditors as country emerges from years of instability A new mood of proud nationalism is emerging in economically resurgent Iceland after an out-of-control banking system sank the country into financial meltdown exactly five years ago. Riding this wave of confidence is 38-year-old prime minister, Sigmundur Davíd Gunnlaugsson ...(4/22/2014 9:31:14 PM)
Iceland sets unilateral mackerel quota
Iceland announced today (22 April) that it has set a total allowable catch mackerel quota for 2014 at 147,547 metric tonnes. Iceland is setting its quota unilaterally after it was excluded from a tripartite deal between the European Union, Norway and the Faroe Islands last month.(4/22/2014 1:03:53 PM)
Iceland Is Beautiful—and So Weird
A land of fire, ice, and elves, Iceland is a beacon of nature’s majesty and culture. It’s also quite possibly the strangest place ever. And that’s precisely why you should go.(4/17/2014 5:45:00 AM)
Iceland's Prime Minister Says Climate Change Will be Great for Iceland
Iceland's prime minister is ready to ride the wave of melted polar ice caps to increased food production and export opportunities for his arctic island. During a recent interview, Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson said that climate change could open up new economic opportunities for the country, according to The Reykjavík Grapevine. "There’s a water shortage, energy is becoming more ...(4/3/2014 5:25:56 PM)
Iceland says it has asked CPS why men are being tried for taking food from bins
Chief executive says he has contacted prosecutors after men were charged and insists Iceland did not call police The chief executive of Iceland has said he has contacted the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to ask why three men caught taking food from bins outside an Iceland store are being taken to court, stating that the company did not seek their prosecution. The men will stand trial next ...(4/20/2014 1:08:01 AM)
Plunging Iceland Shares No Barrier to New IPOs, Nasdaq Says
Plunging equity prices in Iceland are unlikely to curb interest in tapping the stock market for funds, according to the head of the nation’s exchange, even as capital controls imposed in 2008 risk creating an asset bubble.(4/3/2014 12:31:19 AM)
Iceland Center Stage, But Not as Proud as Usual
Icelandic nature is the subject of a new photographic exhibition in France, but it is causing surprise and concern.(4/22/2014 11:23:26 AM)
'Dark love letter to Iceland'
Hannah Kent’s debut novel, “Burial Rites,” re-imagines the doomed, final year of a real person, Agnes Magnúsdóttir, the last person to be publicly beheaded in Iceland after she was convicted of murdering two men in 1828.(4/19/2014 4:17:56 PM)
Iceland's Malcolm Walker: 'We're not here to make the world a better place'
Iceland boss Malcolm Walker banned artificial additives from his stores, and pays his staff more than most – but still sells doner kebab pizzas for £1 and balks at the living wage. So what is it that really drives him, altruism or profit? It's complicated … When the chauffeur- driven company Bentley with the personalised plates – 1CE, of course – collected me from the station, I wasn't expecting ...(4/17/2014 4:44:20 AM)
Krona Controls Strain Iceland Pensions as Bubble Risk Builds
Iceland, which completed its 33-month IMF program in August 2011, is now outgrowing much of Europe as it recovers. Close Iceland, which completed its 33-month IMF program in August 2011, is now outgrowing...(4/1/2014 5:04:53 AM)
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