Panama Papers can only clean up so much

April 4, 2016

A leak of some 11 mln documents from a law firm in the Central American nation has kicked off a global offshore tax hunt. Iceland’s prime minister is already under fire and other world leaders could be damaged. The impact may be limited, however, in the least democratic regimes.

Review: An Icelandic tycoon’s sorry saga

December 19, 2014

Thor Bjorgolfsson embodies Iceland’s volcanic rise and fall. He made a fortune in post-Soviet Europe, lost a bank in 2008 and caused Deutsche Bank years of grief with Actavis. This deal junkie’s memoir is self-critical in parts - but unlikely to win many new friends in Reykjavik.

How to stop worrying and love that volcano

April 19, 2010

It's tough on the flower-growers of east Africa, the salmon-farmers of the Orkney Islands, and almost everyone in or near the airline industry. For the rest of us, the eruption of an unpronounceable volcano is a heaven-sent chance to reflect.