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      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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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....

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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      Chinese ambassador withdrawn from India before president’s visit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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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:...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. FT Alphaville

      July 10, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: The influential head of the US House Financial Services Committee has called on US Treasury secretary Jack Lew to...

    19. July 9, 2014

      Iceland moves to ease capital controls

      Iceland has appointed specialist advisers and a consultancy to help in negotiations with its banks’ creditors, in pursuit of...

    20. July 7, 2014

      Iceland plans return to euro bond market

      Iceland plans to return to the sovereign bond market for the first time in two years, continuing its rehabilitation from the...

    21. June 12, 2014

      Of Horses and Men – film review

      Of Horses and Men is from Iceland and a marvel. It is clever, funny, shocking and lyrically absurdist, this tale of...

    22. June 5, 2014

      Viking raider is free to return to the high street

      Jón Ásgeir Jóhannesson was the Viking raider extraordinaire. An Icelander with long, shaggy hair, he snapped up scores of UK...

    23. 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...

    24. May 25, 2014

      ‘European Spring’, by Philippe Legrain

      European Spring: Why Our Economies and Politics are in a Mess and How to Put Them Right, by Philippe Legrain, CB Books,...

    25. May 16, 2014

      ‘I’m rescuing Iceland’s pinball machines’

      People travel from the other side of Iceland to see my pinball machines. A lot of my visitors are in their forties, fifties...

    26. April 10, 2014

      A pickle for shops that stock expats’ favourite foods

      In 2010, a few years into running Scandinavian Kitchen, a Nordic-themed café and grocery in London’s Marylebone district,...

    27. April 7, 2014

      Vagueness is a danger for eurosceptic demagogues

      If a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU ever actually happens, eurosceptics will be undone by two flaws that run...

    28. March 31, 2014

      Japan whale hunts thrown into question after UN court decision

      Japan may be forced to end its controversial Antarctic whale hunts after the International Court of Justice ruled on Monday...

    29. Brussels Blog

      March 20, 2014

      EU summit: Cameron focuses on EU reform

      David Cameron, UK prime minister, unexpectedly had nothing to say about Ukraine on Thursday as he arrived in Brussels for...

    30. March 19, 2014

      South Africa inflation edges higher

      Good news for the US as the current account deficit of the world’s largest economy shrank to its lowest level in 14 years,...

    31. February 27, 2014

      Thousands demand EU referendum in Iceland

      More than 15 per cent of voters in Iceland are demanding a referendum on whether the country should continue membership...

    32. February 23, 2014

      Bubble potential puts Icelandic private equity fund on thin ice

      Almost a dozen Icelandic pension funds have banded together to create a domestically focused private equity fund,...

    33. February 14, 2014

      Beyond the Wall in Iceland’s ‘Game of Thrones’ locations

      It’s cold in the north of Iceland in winter. My hat, scarf, four layers of thermals and enormous hiking boots are somewhat...

    34. beyondbrics

      February 14, 2014

      Ukraine: how stressed can you get?

      We did this a couple of days ago but here it is again: the $1.6bn bond of Naftogaz, Ukraine’s state gas company, due on...

    35. February 12, 2014

      Iceland premier repels Icesave lawsuit

      Iceland’s prime minister has criticised the UK and Dutch authorities for filing a IKr1,000bn (£5.6bn) lawsuit over the 2008...

    36. 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...

    37. January 31, 2014

      ‘The Almost Nearly Perfect People’, by Michael Booth

      The Almost Nearly Perfect People: The Truth About the Nordic Miracle, by Michael Booth, Jonathan Cape, RRP£14.99, 416 pages...

    38. The World

      January 23, 2014

      Davos dilemmas: Black bag confusion

      (c) WEF One of the excitements of being a Davos delegate is when you are presented with all your kit at the beginning of the...

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