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ANALYSIS – Icesave row, Greece feed anti-EU fire in Iceland

By Reuters Staff
March 8, 2010

By Wojciech Moskwa

REYKJAVIK, March 8 (Reuters) – In the eyes of Icelanders, it seems Brussels can do no right. When it comes to fish, European Union bureaucrats intervene too much. When it comes to debt crises like Icesave or Greece, EU leaders simply don’t do enough.

PREVIEW-Angry Icelanders set to reject Icesave deal

By Reuters Staff
March 5, 2010

REYKJAVIK, March 5 (Reuters) – Icelanders are set to reject the terms for repaying Anglo-Dutch debts in a referendum on Saturday, forcing new negotiations with creditors and delaying financial aid the country needs to fix its shattered economy.

EU to recommend start of Iceland talks – EU official

February 16, 2010

By Justyna Pawlak

BRUSSELS, Feb 16 (Reuters) – The European Commission will recommend next week that the European Union begin accession talks with Iceland, an EU official said on Tuesday, launching a process Reykjavik hopes will lead to EU membership by 2012.

Dutch central bank chief: Iceland lied about bank woes

By Reuters Staff
February 4, 2010

AMSTERDAM, Feb 4 (Reuters) – Dutch central bank President Nout Wellink accused Iceland’s government on Thursday of lying about the health of the country’s banks before their collapse in October 2008.

Iceland plans Feb 20 for Icesave vote -draft bill

January 6, 2010

REYKJAVIK, Jan 6 (Reuters) – Iceland’s government is proposing a national referendum be held on Feb. 20 on a bill to repay Britain and the Netherlands more than $5 billion their savers lost when Icelandic banks collapsed, according to a draft bill seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

IMF approves Iceland review, to disburse $167.5 mln

By Reuters Staff
October 29, 2009

By Lesley Wroughton
WASHINGTON, Oct 28 (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday approved a long-delayed review of Iceland’s economic performance under an IMF loan program and said the crisis-hit economy could begin to turn the corner by the middle of next year.

Iceland says has new repayment deal with UK, Holland over deposit losses

October 19, 2009

Iceland's Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir smiles before a vote on the controversial "Icesave bill" in Reykjavik August 28, 2009. (File Photo) REUTERS/Ingolfur Juliusson By Omar Valdimarsson
REYKJAVIK, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Iceland said on Sunday it had agreed to a new deal to repay Britain and the Netherlands billions of dollars of deposits lost when the island’s banks collapsed in 2008, paving the way for new aid from international lenders.
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Iceland sets plan for lifting capital controls

By Reuters Staff
July 31, 2009

Iceland's Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir (file) By Niklas Pollard and Adam Cox
STOCKHOLM, July 31 (Reuters) – Iceland’s central bank on Friday outlined plans to lift capital controls in the next few months to get the economy functioning more normally, roughly 10 months after the island country’s financial system tottered amid fallout from the global financial crisis.
Also on Friday, the International Monetary Fund and Iceland reached an agreement on economic policy measures under the country’s IMF loan programme.

Iceland strikes deal to clean up banking mess

By Reuters Staff
July 20, 2009

STOCKHOLM, July 20 (Reuters) – Iceland took a step towards clearing the debris of its financial meltdown on Monday, unveiling a deal with creditors of its failed banks and plans to capitalise the new ones. (more…)

Iceland eyes deals with creditors of failed banks

July 8, 2009

A branch of Iceland's Glitnir Bank    By Omar Valdimarsson
   REYKJAVIK, July 8 (Reuters) – Iceland’s government hopes to secure a deal next week with creditors of its failed banks which would allow it to capitalise its new banks and start to compensate foreign lenders for their massive losses.  A deal would likely come ahead of a July 17 deadline to finalise the capitalisation of the so-called “new banks” which were created following the country’s financial meltdown, Indridi Thorlaksson, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Finance, told Reuters on Wednesday. (more…)