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 Post subject: Iceland - The story continues....
PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:26 am 
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Foreign creditors to take Iceland’s Arion Bank
http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2009/12 ... ke-iceland’s-arion-bank/

Reykjavik dims lights, saves money
http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2009/12 ... more-10680

Iceland's economy shrinks further
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8399907.stm

Weak Icelandic krona benefiting tourists
http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2009/12 ... more-10727

Iceland Economy Shrank 7.2 Last Quarter on Investment, Demand
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid= ... S8cGgpoHp8

Everyone saw the Icelandic crash coming, except the Icelanders
http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2009/12 ... more-10734

Iceland's economy sees highest recession despite export increase
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009- ... 614210.htm

Kaupthing men sentenced
http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2009/12 ... more-10767

Central Bank of Iceland cuts key rate to ten percent
http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2009/12 ... more-10792

Questions surround Central Bank of Iceland lending practices
http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2009/12 ... more-10816

Iceland finalises Landsbanki recapitalisation deal
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSLDE5BF24G20091216

Kaupthing under investigation for fraud
http://www.financemarkets.co.uk/2009/12 ... for-fraud/

SFO launches investigation into collapse of Kaupthing
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/busin ... 43008.html

Refinancing of Iceland’s Landsbanki Completed
http://www.icelandreview.com/icelandrev ... _id=355552

How much money is enough money to live in Iceland?
http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2009/12 ... more-10925

Iceland Passes Milestone in Rebuilding Banking System
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid= ... 1ulAhSGY0c

Iceland Just Isn’t Sovereign
http://www.icelandreview.com/icelandrev ... _id=355635

Majority in Iceland want to reject Icesave bill
http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2009/12 ... save-bill/

Iceland Lawmakers Threaten to Reject Icesave Bill a Second Time
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid= ... 85sXUNswAw

Icesave passes into final debate session
http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2009/12 ... more-11011


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 Post subject: Re: Iceland - The story continues....
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Hey I liked Iceland. I used to be able to get those Linda Mccartney vegetarian rashers there


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 Post subject: Re: Iceland - The story continues....
PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:33 pm 
The story continues....


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Mad-as-hell Icelanders won't be taking it any more

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2009/1229/1224261354236.html


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 Post subject: Re: Iceland - The story continues....
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Sounds like me arse Jimmy, they've had a few chats and banged a few pots and pans.

Big whoop!

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 Post subject: Re: Iceland - The story continues....
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last line from the article in times

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The funny thing, though, is that many Icelandic people genetically originate from Ireland. Who would have thought?

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 Post subject: Re: Iceland - The story continues....
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The last two lines were the most striking element of that article for me too. They may well be the worst two lines I have ever seen committed to print. Genetically originate? That wouldn't pass muster for the Junior Cert, Foundation Level.

Are the sub-editors still hungover from the xmas party?

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 Post subject: Re: Iceland - The story continues....
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As far as I know it's reasonably true though, in a tabloid sort of way - all them raids of comely maidens dancing at crossroads in the 8th-10th centuries resulted in most of the modern Icelandic population being, well, sort of half-Irish. As has been shown by genetic studies, apparently.

Close enough to the truth, for the Irish meeja, which is usually a million miles from it.

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 Post subject: Re: Iceland - The story continues....
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Oh, it's true but it's utterly trite.

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 Post subject: Re: Iceland - The story continues....
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It was in the Irish meeja, you expected what exactly?

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 Post subject: Re: Iceland - The story continues....
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Iceland passes bill to repay Icesave losses to Britain and Netherlands
David Teather
Thursday 31 December 2009 16.02 GMT

• £3.4bn to be paid for collapse of Landsbanki offshoot Icesave
• Icelandic MPs shout 'treason' after narrow vote on Icesave

The Icelandic parliament has narrowly approved a bill to repay about €3.8bn (£3.37bn) to Britain and the Netherlands, to cover the losses of depositors in Icesave, the online bank that went bust during the collapse of Iceland's financial system.

Almost 300,000 British savers had their accounts in the bank frozen in October 2008, following the failure of its parent company Landsbanki. The British and Dutch governments agreed at the time to compensate savers for the full amount of their losses and has since put pressure on Iceland to repay the debt.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009 ... ay-icesave


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 Post subject: Reykjavik stalls on Icesave deal
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http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/739ddb22-f705 ... ck_check=1

"Many Icelanders are furious that they are being asked to foot the bill for the mistakes of their country’s bankers and regulators and say the hefty repayments, amounting to €12,000 per citizen and nearly half of gross domestic product, will undermine recovery.

Presidential approval is usually a rubber stamp process in Iceland’s parliamentary system. But Mr Grímsson said he needed time to carefully consider the legislation given the breadth of public opposition. Only once since the island nation gained independence in 1944 has the president vetoed a bill.

If Mr Grímsson refuses to sign, the government would face a choice of either dropping the bill or putting it to a national referendum"

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 Post subject: Re: Reykjavik stalls on Icesave deal
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The only difference between Iceland and the US/UK and ourselves is that they are facing the matter of repayments head-on.
Hence they see the direct consequences of taking on so much (unnecessary) debt.

Everyone else has fudged the issue - but the effects are the same i.e. the taxpayer foots the bill.


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