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Icesave Dispute “Over”

Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson has declared that the long-running Icesave dispute with the UK and the Netherlands is now officially over—taking the opportunity to congratulate Icelanders on a complete victory.

Money - Icelandic Króna

Icelanders Own ISK 32 Billion on Tortola

At the end of 2014, more than six years after the financial crisis, Icelanders still possessed ISK 31.6 billion (USD 247 million, EUR 219 million) in the British Virgin Islands, and almost solely on the island of Tortola, according to new figures from the Central Bank of Iceland

Landsbankinn

Landsbankinn Shelves Controversial HQ Move

Icelandic bank Landsbankinn has decided to freeze the design competition for its new headquarters, planned for later this month. The bank says in a statement on its website that the decision was made so that it can consider the various points-of-view that have come forth in the last few weeks....

Landsbankinn

Call for Foreigners to Own Icelandic Banks

It would be beneficial to have at least one trusted foreign owner of an Icelandic bank, according to a prominent economics professor. Existing laws on ownership of financial companies should ensure that foreign ownership proved positive, whereas it is not a good idea for the pension funds to...

Money - Icelandic Króna

PM Calls for Reform of Iceland’s Monetary System

A report, commissioned by Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, outlining the need for a fundamental reform of Iceland’s monetary system, was published today by Progressive Party MP and chair of the Alþingi parliament’s Committee for Economic Affairs and Trade Frosti Sigurjónsson.

Glitnir

Icelandic Banks Profit ISK 370 Billion since Collapse

The combined profits of the three large commercial banks in Iceland, Landsbanki, Arion Banki (earlier Kaupþing) and Íslandsbanki (earlier Glitnir), was ISK 80 billion (USD 600 million, EUR 530 million) last year. Since the banking collapse in 2008, they’ve earned ISK 370 billion (USD 2.8 billion...

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