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  • 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...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 20 Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks before the National Association for Business Economics annual Economic Policy Conference- 1825 GMT. TEXAS- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher speaks on "Reflections on 10 Years at the Fed" before the Founding Director's Lecture Series at Rice University'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.

  • The EU hasn't learnt the lessons that Iceland was forced to learn: Prime Minister

    Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, Prime Minister of Iceland, tells CNBC why Iceland has taken a break from discussions with the European Union.

  • UK porn ban: No sex please, we're British Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 6:57 AM ET

    As U.K. Internet surfers prepare for major changes to the availability of online porn, U.S. porn companies are scrambling to determine the consequences for their bottom lines.

  • Iceberg Picnic Goes Wrong for Tourists in Iceland Friday, 24 May 2013 | 4:02 PM ET
    A cellphone photo of the picnicking American tourist group before they were rescued from an ice slab that broke off in Iceland.

    A group of American tourists have been rescued from a drifting Icelandic iceberg that broke off from land as they were trying to picnic on it.

  • Icelanders Oust Government Over Austerity Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 | 3:28 AM ET

    Fatigued by years of austerity and swayed by promises of debt relief, Icelandic voters dumped the Social Democrats from power on Saturday,returning a center-right government that ruled over its financial collapse five years ago.

  • Three Countries Winning the 'Game of Thrones' Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 1:23 PM ET

    Who's winning the "Game of Thrones?" As the Lannister and Stark clans battle it out, these three countries are cashing in.

  • Suicides, Disease: Europe's Sick Economy Costs Lives Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 3:02 AM ET

    Europe's financial crisis is costing lives, with suicides and infectious diseases on the rise, yet politicians are not addressing the problem, health experts say.

  • The $2.3- billion project by the small, British company London Mining Plc would also bring diesel power plants, a road and a port near Greenland's capital Nuuk.

  • UK fraud office drops Kaupthing probe Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 11:06 AM ET

    LONDON-- Britain's Serious Fraud Office has ended an investigation of Iceland's Kaupthing bank after concluding there was insufficient evidence to justify extending the three-year probe.