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  1. June 5, 2014

    Icelandic court clears corporate raider

    Iceland’s most high-profile corporate raider and two former bank chief executives have been acquitted in separate cases that...

  2. February 12, 2014

    Banks face new bill over Iceland financial collapse

    British banks face a new, multimillion pound bill to compensate savers who lost money when Iceland’s banking system...

  1. February 10, 2014

    Icesave dispute resurrected in court

    British and Dutch authorities have reignited the controversial dispute over the collapse of online lender Icesave at the...

  2. December 12, 2013

    Icelandic bank pair jailed for five years

    The former chief executive and chairman of Kaupthing, the failed Icelandic bank, have both been sentenced to at least five...

  3. September 1, 2013

    UK banks in compensation deal over Icelandic failures

    British banks are to pay £1.1bn to reimburse savers who lost access to their deposits in Icelandic banks that failed in...

  4. May 22, 2013

    Iceland’s new coalition government suspends EU accession talks

    Iceland’s new coalition government has indefinitely suspended accession talks with the EU as the Nordic island attempts to...

  5. May 5, 2013

    House of Fraser held sale talks with Qatari investors

    House of Fraser has held talks with Qatari investors about a potential takeover of the UK department store chain, in further...

  6. May 2, 2013

    Iceland’s creditors braced for losses

    The foreign creditors of Iceland’s failed banks are increasingly keen to open negotiations with the winners of the country’s...

  7. March 22, 2013

    Landsbanki executives charged in Iceland

    Iceland has charged the last of the former chief executives of the island’s three big banks with crimes related to the...

  8. March 21, 2013

    Icelandic lessons for Cyprus

    Ever since it became one of the first and biggest victims of the global financial crisis in 2008, one small European island...

  9. February 22, 2013

    Icelandic bank in bond milestone

    The Icelandic bank created from the ashes of the failed Kaupthing group has become the country’s first lender to issue an...

  10. February 10, 2013

    Iceland aims to lift capital controls

    Iceland’s legal victory in the Icesave case should make it easier for the Nordic country to get rid of its controversial...

  11. January 29, 2013

    Saga ends with Icesave redemption

    Iceland, the first of many countries in the financial crisis to be submerged by its bloated banks, uniquely refused to make...

  12. FT Alphaville

    January 28, 2013

    Icesaved?

    Whatever it is that Iceland gains from winning this EFTA court case on the Icesave deposits… (Click for the full judgement)...

  13. January 28, 2013

    Iceland triumphs in Icesave court battle

    Iceland won a legal battle to avoid being forced to pay back the British and Dutch governments for not honouring deposit...

  14. January 27, 2013

    US regulators warn banks on living wills

    US regulators have warned banks not to assume that countries will work together to avoid the catastrophic failure of a...

  15. September 17, 2012

    French group buys Hamleys

    Hamleys, the 250-year-old toy store, has been sold to French retailer Groupe Ludendo for about £60m, paving the way for the...

  16. July 8, 2012

    Ludendo close to buying Hamleys

    Groupe Ludendo, the French toy retailer, is close to buying its UK rival Hamleys for up to £60m. Ludendo, which operates toy...

  17. July 1, 2012

    Iceland president elected for fifth term

    Olafur Ragnar Grimsson has won a fifth term in office as Iceland’s president, with the voters looking for a safe pair of...

  18. June 22, 2012

    Iceland warms to 20% rise in net profit

    Malcolm Walker’s £1.5bn management buyout of Iceland Foods appears to be paying off, after full year net profits jumped...

  19. May 13, 2012

    Kaupthing administrators repay £3.6bn

    The administrators of Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander have repaid nearly three-quarters of the £4.6bn owed to...

  20. April 6, 2012

    Icelandic banks’ recovery hopes rising

    Iceland’s banking sector is slowly beginning to emerge from the shadow of the 2008 bank crash that plunged the country’s...

  21. March 9, 2012

    Iceland Foods lieutenant set for windfall

    Andy Pritchard, the managing director of Iceland Foods, is poised to walk away with more than £120m from the sale of his...

  22. March 5, 2012

    Iceland’s former PM denies negligence

    Geir Haarde, the former prime minister of Iceland, has denied charges of negligence on the first day of the long-awaited...

  23. February 16, 2012

    Walker lines up backing for Iceland Foods bid

    Malcolm Walker, the founder and chief executive of Iceland Foods, has lined up financing from three backers for his...

  24. FT Alphaville

    February 16, 2012

    Walker poised to buy Iceland Foods

    Malcolm Walker, the founder and chief executive of Iceland Foods, is poised to acquire the frozen food specialist for about...

  25. February 16, 2012

    Walker poised to buy Iceland Foods

    Malcolm Walker, the founder and chief executive of Iceland Foods, is poised to acquire the frozen food specialist for about...

  26. January 27, 2012

    Two-horse race in Iceland Foods sale battle

    BC Partners and Bain Capital, the private equity groups, may be the only serious contenders for Iceland Foods when...

  27. January 22, 2012

    Iceland and the euro

    Roll up, roll up. Who wants to join the euro? Few at the moment. Iceland, however, is an exception. A mere three weeks into...

  28. December 12, 2011

    Feminists claim victory in toy signs fight

    Feminist groups are claiming victory in a campaign against gender stereotyping in Hamleys, the London toy shop, which has...

  29. October 28, 2011

    Icelandic court rules to repay British and Dutch

    Councils that feared they could lose up to £1bn on deposit in Reykjavik during the collapse of Iceland’s largest banks will...

  30. July 28, 2011

    London tourists boost Hamleys’ sales

    Hamleys, the toy retailer controlled by Landsbanki, the nationalised Icelandic bank, reported a 14.5 per cent rise in...

  31. July 18, 2011

    Europe risks creating another Icesave

    The European Union’s stress tests are designed to restore investor confidence in a battered banking sector, but they are not...

  32. June 10, 2011

    Small investors attack Wm Morrison over pay

    Small investors mounted a vigorous attack on “banker-style” boardroom pay at Wm Morrison, the supermarket group, at...

  33. June 9, 2011

    Iceland: default doesn’t mean death

    Iceland has played a game of chicken with the international community, and won. After being brought to its knees in 2008...

  34. June 6, 2011

    Asda takes steps for Iceland Foods buy

    Asda has taken its first steps in entering a bidding war for Iceland Foods, as competition mounts to seize control of the...

  35. May 31, 2011

    House of Fraser in £250m bond refinancing

    Department store group House of Fraser has refinanced its bank debts by issuing a £250m bond. The oversubscribed issue of...

  36. May 26, 2011

    Iceland Foods founder in move for stake

    Malcolm Walker, chief executive and founder of Iceland Foods, has kicked off his bid to buy a majority stake in the chain....

  37. May 20, 2011

    Iceland Foods sale expected to raise up to £2bn

    The Resolution Committee of Landsbanki, the failed Icelandic bank, is to launch a formal sales process for its majority...

  38. May 10, 2011

    Advisers named for Iceland Foods stake sale

    The Resolution Committee of Landsbanki, the failed Icelandic bank, has appointed Merrill Lynch and UBS as financial advisers...

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