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  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 25 Monday, 11 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- U.S. Treasury Department will host its annual State Small Business Credit Initiative conference. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on the economic outlook before the New York Association for Business Economics- 1645 GMT. WASHINGTON- Former Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan speaks before the 17th...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 22 Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England holds Monetary Policy Committee meeting. LONDON- European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio to deliver lecture on "Reinforcing financial stability in the euro area" at OMFIF Golden Speaker Series, organized by Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum- 1130 GMT. STAVANGER, Norway- Central bank of Norway Governor...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 18 Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde participate in " Finance and Society" conversation before the Institute for New Economic Thinking Conference on Finance and Society hosted by the IMF- 1315 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 14 Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    BOSTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren gives welcome and opening remarks before the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act Outreach Meeting hosted by the bank- 1300 GMT. BOSTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo speaks at opening session before the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction...

  • And the world's happiest country is... Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 6:23 PM ET
    Alphorn players perform in Nendaz, Switzerland.

    Switzerland is the happiest place on Earth, thanks to its high performing GDP and healthy life expectancy rates of its citizens.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 4 Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK- Germany's Bundesbank board member Andreas Dombret speaks on current situation in the euro area- 1700 GMT. WASHINGTON- Senate Finance Committee holds hearing on nominations of Anne Elizabeth Wall to be a deputy undersecretary of the Treasury and Brodi Fontenot to be chief financial officer, U.S. Department of the Treasury- 1800 GMT.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 30 Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia to release the minutes of its April policy meeting- 0130 GMT. GENEVA- European Central Bank Supervisory Board Chair Daniele Nouy speaks at the International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies- 1630 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Sweden's Riksbank Deputy Governor Henry Ohlsson takes part in panel debate- 1115 GMT.

  • REYKJAVIK, April 2- After more than six long and lonely years, Iceland is hoping its financial isolation will soon be over. For Iceland, these moves will signal rehabilitation and a return to the international financial community after the collapse of a banking system which at one time held assets worth a staggering ten times the nation's gross domestic product.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 30 Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England to publish minutes of its March policy meeting- 0930 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Bank and Finans Outlook 2015. Sweden's Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves and Sweden's Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson will attend. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure speaks at the ILF conference on "What is the Goal of the Capital Markets...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 27 Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    CERNOBBIO, Italy- European Central Bank board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger takes part in event on "The Outlook for Economy and Finance"- 0745 GMT. Speakers:- European Central Bank board members Sabine Lautenschlager and Peter Praet, Germany's Bundesbank board member Andreas Dombret and Germany's Bundesbank Deputy President Claudia Buch.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 24 Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England's Martin Weale speaks at the City and Islington Sixth Form College- 1500 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England's Martin Stewart speaks at the Mortgage Finance Gazette conference- 1625 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi gives keynote speech at opening of conference focused on the effectiveness of the central bank's...

  • Forget gas, lava is the energy of the future Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    The Eyjafjallajškull volcano continues to erupt, producing a cloud of vapor in Iceland.

    If enormous heat deep in the heart of Iceland's volcanoes can be harnessed for geothermal energy, the industry may be set for a revolution.

  • Iceland: Slashes rates for first time in two years Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    Iceland: Slashes rates for first time in two years

    Governor of the Central Bank of Iceland, Már Gudmundsson says that they've finally "conquered inflation" and does "not fear" a widespread disinflationary scenario in Iceland.

  • Where does the world's energy go? The 10 guzzlers Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 5:45 PM ET
    Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, Borneo, Southeast Asia, Asia

    Believe it or not, the United States is not the top energy guzzler in the world.

  • We don't need EU membership: Iceland Fin Min Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 1:30 AM ET
    We don't need EU membership: Iceland Fin Min

    Bjarni Benediktsson, Finance Minister of Iceland, says the country does not need to join the European Union as it gets all of the benefits by being in the European Economic Area.

  • Iceland needs capital controls to protect currency: Fin Min

    Bjarni Benediktsson, Finance Minister of Iceland, says the country needs its capital controls to prevent its currency from devaluing.

  • Icelandic volcano gushes lava, threatens to erupt Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 4:22 PM ET
    The lava flows on the the ground after the Bardabunga volcano erupted again on August 31, 2014.

    The Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland sends torrents of lava into the air Tuesday as its risk of eruption continues to mount, experts say.

  • Chinese property tycoon: Why I like Scandinavia Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 9:44 PM ET
    Chinese property tycoon: Why I like Scandinavia

    Speaking to CNBC at the China Entrepreneurs Club summit, Huang Nubo, Chairman, Beijing Zhongkun Investment Group, explains why he's purchasing resorts in Iceland and Scandinavia.

  • Iceland capital controls signal 'sickness': Fin Min Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Iceland capital controls signal 'sickness': Fin Min

    Bjarni Benediktsson, Iceland finance minister, talks about why the country still has capital controls in place and when they could be removed.

  • Trade of the day: be long U.S. 10-year bond? Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 5:34 AM ET
    Trade of the day: be long U.S. 10-year bond?

    How do you make money in these markets? Here is what some of the experts have been saying to CNBC.