Iceland’s GDP (gross domestic product) grew by 3.5 percent in real terms in 2013, according to Statistics Iceland. It’s the most significant increase in GDP in six years.
In August, Iceland was connected to 51 foreign cities thorough flights departing from Keflavík International Airport. As usual, most passengers travel from Iceland to and from Copenhagen.
In August, 19 airlines offered scheduled flights from Keflavík International Airport. An average of 55 airplanes per day left Keflavík for destinations in Europe and North America. Icelandic airlines took the lion’s share of these flights.
People from all around the world have donated a total of ISK 10 million (USD 84,600, EUR 65,000) to save Iceland’s largest goat farm, Háafell in Borgarfjörður, West Iceland, from foreclosure.
New foreign investors will take part in searching for gold in Iceland with added funding in cooperation with local company Melmir. The National Energy Authority has extended Melmir’s permit for searching for precious metals.
Former chair of collapsed Icelandic bank Kaupþing, Sigurður Einarsson, filed a lawsuit against Special Prosecutor of Iceland Ólafur Þór Hauksson and Björn Þorvaldsson, a prosecutor working at the office, at the end of October 2013, as revealed yesterday.
Tuna caught in Icelandic waters sparked a lot of interest in Japan last week when it was sold on the Tokyo fish market.
A campaign on crowd-funding site Indiegogo has raised over USD 40,000 (EUR 30,000, ISK 4.5 million), half of its target amount, in an attempt to save the last remaining commercial goat farm in Iceland.
The Consumer Agency has issued an administrative fine of ISK 1 million (USD 8,620, EUR 6,450) to clothing manufacturer Drífa ehf., which produces clothes under the name Icewear and Norwear, for having used misleading labels.