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After Exiting Capital Controls, Iceland Still Wary of Private Investors Click Here to Open in a New Window
Iceland and Greece offer contrasting experiences for foreign investors in banks. Yet as rare examples of European capital controls, both remain risky.
Iceland, Symbol of Financial Crisis, Finally Lifts Capital Controls Click Here to Open in a New Window
The move closes a fraught chapter in the country’s economic history, but Iceland faces new challenges as growth rebounds — some say too quickly for its own good.
Iceland Will Lift Remaining Capital Controls in Place Since 2008 Crash Click Here to Open in a New Window
The country’s finance ministry plans to complete the country’s return to international financial markets this week by easing capital restrictions on households and businesses.
Pineapple Pizza Tests Limits of Presidential Power in Iceland Click Here to Open in a New Window
Iceland’s president told high school students that that pizza topped with pineapple should be outlawed. Fans of the topping were outraged.
Woman Was Thrown Into Ocean, Autopsy Says, in Murder That Shook Iceland Click Here to Open in a New Window
A leaked autopsy report in the rare killing says that Birna Brjansdottir was alive when she was thrown, but it was not clear if the killer knew that or if she was conscious.
Killing of a Young Woman Grips Iceland Click Here to Open in a New Window
A nation where killings are rare was transfixed by the mystery of a young woman’s disappearance and shaken when her body turned up on a beach.
Iceland Forms Coalition Government After Months of Talks Click Here to Open in a New Window
The agreement no doubt came as a relief to many in the island nation, but the lineup of the new administration dashed hopes of radical change.
Iceland Recovers, and Reykjavik Becomes a Hive of Development Click Here to Open in a New Window
Spurred by a boom in tourism, construction projects downtown are aimed at transforming the area into a destination to live, work and play.
On an Island Named for Ice, the Poets Are Just Getting Warmed Up Click Here to Open in a New Window
In Iceland, people of all ages and every walk of life compose and publish verse. Cold, damp weather and long winter nights may be among the reasons.
Secret to Iceland’s Tourism Boom? A Financial Crash and a Volcanic Eruption Click Here to Open in a New Window
Two catastrophes — a 2008 crash that made the country cheap for visitors and a 2010 blast that put it on the map — transformed the island into a top destination.





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