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    1. July 1, 2015

      Rethink needed for monetary policy role

      Central bankers are not famous for breaking traditions, but the ones in Iceland may be about to start a revolution. An...

    2. June 24, 2015

      The small town cop who bagged the bankers

      Olafur Hauksson seems an unlikely hero of the post-financial crisis world. In 2008 as global financial meltdown was averted...

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    1. FT Alphaville

      June 22, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - The weed funding bubble. - The “nine schoolgirls challenge”. - Grexicographers note the approaching...

    2. June 14, 2015

      Greece running out of options to avoid capital controls

      Just a few months ago, the possibility that capital controls would be imposed in Greece still seemed distant. But with the...

    3. June 8, 2015

      Iceland prepares to phase out capital controls

      Iceland laid out plans to lift its much maligned capital controls after nearly seven years as the Nordic island took a big...

    4. MBA blog

      June 6, 2015

      Reflecting on stretch experiences

      Over the last few weeks, our beloved second-year MBAs have bestowed upon us not only their now-redundant wigs, tutus and...

    5. May 15, 2015

      Melbourne musician finds the freedom to experiment in Reykjavík

      “You can always pick the tourists in Reykjavík,” says musician Ben Frost, “because they are the ones dressed as if they are...

    6. May 3, 2015

      Scrapping of reduced VAT rates provokes welfare debate

      When Iceland piled heavier taxes on to food this year, the International Monetary Fund applauded “this important reform” and...

    7. April 19, 2015

      Iceland and Pink Floyd ponder the nature of money

      Money, it’s a gas/ Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash. Roger Waters provided as good a definition of money as...

    8. April 17, 2015

      Iceland’s new thrill: seeing an ice cap from the inside

      We were all cavemen and women once — long hair, club, mammoth-skin suit, a bit of wall painting for the cranially advanced....

    9. April 10, 2015

      Nordic countries to boost defence co-operation

      The five Nordic countries are to step up their defence co-operation as a direct response to the Russian military threat in...

    10. April 9, 2015

      Iceland’s daring raid on fractional reserve banks

      Few states have a smaller population than Iceland. Even fewer operate their own monetary system. Economies such as the US or...

    11. FT Alphaville

      April 8, 2015

      Iceland's grand monetary experiment?

      One of the oddest things about the aftermath of the financial crisis is the extent to which things haven’t changed. Yes,...

    12. March 29, 2015

      Monday interview: Thor Bjorgolfsson, investor

      Thor Bjorgolfsson, biker, self-confessed deal addict, “adventure capitalist” and once Iceland’s most bank­able billionaire,...

    13. March 6, 2015

      Property buyers warm to Iceland

      In energy-rich Iceland you follow the Icelanders’ lead: if the room feels too hot, they open the windows instead of turning...

    14. March 5, 2015

      Investors in two minds over QE in Europe

      If the Federal Reserve had applied the same rules to its quantitative easing programme as the European Central Bank has for...

    15. March 3, 2015

      Investors snap up Icelandic bank bond

      Investors have snapped up the first benchmark bond issued by an Icelandic bank in euros since the country’s financial...

    16. beyondbrics

      February 18, 2015

      Will Russia and China ride to Greece's rescue?

      Whenever some hapless country has a debt crisis these days, rescue negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

    17. January 30, 2015

      Postcard from . . . Iceland

      The village of Fáskrúðsfjörður is remote, even by Icelandic standards. Shouldering the frigid north Atlantic in the far east...

    18. January 11, 2015

      Chinese group General Nice takes over Greenland mine

      A Chinese mining company is taking over a planned $2bn iron ore mine in Greenland, making it the first Arctic resources...

    19. January 2, 2015

      ‘Eiderdown’: winning entry of the 2014 Bodley Head/FT essay prize

      In Isafjordur, the capital of Iceland’s remote Westfjords region, a Lutheran pastor compares eiderdown to cocaine. “I...

    20. December 26, 2014

      Ten of the best remote retreats

      Away from it all Hotel Budir, Snaefellsnes, Iceland With the Atlantic a few metres away, Hotel Budir is perhaps the only...

    21. December 18, 2014

      Icelandic bank pays back further £1.36bn

      The UK government has recovered a further £1.36bn of taxpayers’ money, six years after bailing out thousands of British...

    22. FT Data

      December 17, 2014

      Datawatch: people who have never used the internet

      On average, 18 per cent of the population of an EU country have never used the internet, according to a Eurostat survey....

    23. MBA blog

      December 3, 2014

      Thanksgiving reflections

      Without wanting to sound too sentimental, I would like to embrace the American tradition and share that I am thankful for my...

    24. FT Alphaville

      November 27, 2014

      Welfare spending across the OECD

      The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has a new report out summarising data from its “social expenditure...

    25. November 19, 2014

      Court in Iceland sentences former Landsbanki chief to jail

      Iceland secured a conviction against the last of the former chief executives of its three largest banks as the Nordic island...

    26. November 7, 2014

      The Arctic region’s innovative beauty ideas

      Think of Scandinavian beauty currently, and one is as likely to conjure the furrowed intensity of our favourite noir TV...

    27. The World

      October 15, 2014

      Impact of six-year Greek recession laid bare

      Greece’s latest annual survey of living standards, published on Monday by the country’s independent statistical agency...

    28. September 29, 2014

      Chinese ambassador withdrawn from India before president’s visit

      China unexpectedly recalled its ambassador to India shortly before a state visit to the country this month by President Xi...

    29. September 18, 2014

      China reported to have arrested own envoy as spy

      China’s ambassador to Iceland is missing and has been arrested over allegations he is a Japanese spy, according to media...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      September 16, 2014

      Lava flows from Bardarbung

      Bernard Meric/AFP/Getty An aerial picture shows lava flowing out of the Bardarbunga volcano in southeast Iceland. The...

    31. September 12, 2014

      Travel news: Iceland, Somerset and Gozo

      Iceland In 2010, the ash cloud from the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano caused near-global chaos for the...

    32. FT Alphaville

      September 5, 2014

      Estados Unidos and Spanish bond yields

      Those looking for excess in financial markets have lots of examples to choose from, but a recent favourite has been the...

    33. August 23, 2014

      Iceland raises volcano warning level to highest red after small eruption

      STOCKHOLM – A small volcanic eruption has occurred under Iceland’s Dyngjujökull glacier, prompting authorities to raise the...

    34. July 22, 2014

      Scandinavia crosses frontier to connect remote areas to broadband

      In the world’s most northerly permanent settlement, many things are different. Notices with the warning “Polar bear danger:...

    35. July 17, 2014

      The darker side of Iceland’s showcase recovery

      Six years ago, Iceland became a miniature emblem of the crazy credit boom – and bust. This volcanic island has just 320,000...

    36. July 11, 2014

      Interview: director Benedict Andrews

      Open a copy of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire and you will find the playwright’s lyrical description of the...

    37. July 11, 2014

      The Proms: global and diverse?

      It started with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio in 1966. Until that point, the Proms, London’s annual...

    38. July 11, 2014

      Here’s to the land of the midnight bar

      Last week, as the midnight sun blazed out across the Arctic region, I travelled to Iceland to take part in a conference...

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