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  1. 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:...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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,...

  11. 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...

  12. 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,...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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,...

  17. 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...

  18. 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,...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. January 10, 2014

    Time travel in Heimaey, Iceland

    In the shadow of a blood-red volcano on a remote island off the southern coast of Iceland, a museum dubbed “the Pompeii of...

  26. December 26, 2013

    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – film review

    Danny Kaye may rest easy in his grave as The Secret Life of Walter Mitty reaches cinemas. Ben Stiller directs and stars in...

  27. December 18, 2013

    EU agrees deposit guarantee scheme deal

    The EU is to finance better the guarantees offered to depositors under a long-delayed deal that will increase the levies...

  28. 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...

  29. Gavyn Davies

    December 9, 2013

    Low inflation is causing high anxiety

    In recent months, inflation has again reared its head as a problem in the developed economies. But this is not because it is...

  30. November 28, 2013

    Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and Malta sign up to fight tax evasion

    Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and Malta have agreed to share tax information automatically with Britain, in the latest sign of...

  31. November 15, 2013

    Could Scotland handle its debt?

    Everybody knows that the financial crisis has put a dent in the ambitions of Scottish nationalists. Alex Salmond’s “arc of...

  32. November 10, 2013

    World diary: November 11 – November 17

    • Companies week ahead • Economic Outlook: European economy watched for growth guide • See a full guide to the week’s...

  33. FT Alphaville

    November 5, 2013

    Elliott would just like to make one thing clear to any Icelandic bank fakers

    “We are not involved in Icelandic banks,” an Elliott spokesperson said. Yes, that’s an on-the-record statement from the...

  34. September 26, 2013

    Iceland’s bank creditors frustrated after lack of dialogue

    Creditors in Iceland’s failed banks are becoming increasingly frustrated at the unwillingness of the government in Reykjavik...

  35. 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...

  36. August 18, 2013

    House of Fraser eyes London listing to simplify structure

    House of Fraser, the British department store chain, has considered a return to the public markets to help simplify its...

  37. July 31, 2013

    EU imposes sanctions on Faroe Islands for overfishing

    Economic war came to Europe’s high seas on Wednesday as the EU moved to punish the Faroe Islands, its tiny neighbour, for...

  38. July 26, 2013

    S&P warns Iceland over debt write-off plan

    Rating agency Standard & Poor’s on Friday added its voice to a chorus of warnings against a pledge by Iceland’s new...

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