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  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Oct 2 Friday, 18 Sep 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    ARMONK, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on the economic outlook before the Harvard Law School/ China Development Research Foundation Symposium on' Building the Financial System of the 21st Century'- 1730 GMT. NASHVILLE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard speaks on the U.S....

  • Northern lights outshine Iceland's tourism industry Sunday, 6 Sep 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Northern Lights in Iceland

    While Iceland's tourism industry appears to be flourishing, the country is still struggling to coax vacationers to the Nordic island nation.

  • *Iceland produces enough energy to power 1.65 million homes in a year, far more than its 300,000- strong population, according to 2013 data from Iceland's energy authority and Reuters calculations. *Cables connect Iceland to the United States via Greenland and Canada, to Britain and to mainland Europe via Denmark and Germany. *Iceland plans to expand this...

  • Iceland hopes new incentives can entice Silicon Valley. *Iceland's energy and cable data: http://link.reuters.com/ven45w. COPENHAGEN, Sept 3- As it emerges from financial isolation, Iceland is trying to make a name for itself again, this time in the business of data centres-- warehouses that consume enormous amounts of energy to store the information of 3.2...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 12 Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    ZURICH- Swiss National Bank head Thomas Jordan addresses a business gathering- 1600 GMT. REYKJAVIK- Launch of Economic Survey of Iceland 2015. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks on the economic outlook before the Forecasters Club of New York- 1710 GMT. TOKYO- Japan Economics Minister Akira Amari speaks at a seminar at...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 10 Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    EDINBURGH, Scotland- Bank of England's Executive Director of Prudential Policy David Rule at the Credit Scoring and Credit Control XIV Conference, University of Edinburgh. REYKJAVIK- Launch of Economic Survey of Iceland 2015. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks on the economic outlook before the Forecasters Club of New...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 9 Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 8:00 PM ET

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development President Sir Suma Chakrabarti and prime ministers of Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia and Albania to attend. PARIS- European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure speaks at the...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 7 Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    MANNHEIM, Germany- European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio speaks at the ECB session "Effects of non-standard monetary policy measures: evidence and challenges" at the 30th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association- 1040 GMT. MANNHEIM, Germany- European Central Bank Chief Economist Peter Praet speaks at the session "The Euro crisis...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 2 Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    JAKARTA, Indonesia- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco releases text of speech of President John Williams before the Bank Indonesia-BIS Research Conference in Jakarta- 0645 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Sweden's Riksbank holds Executive Board Meeting- 1100 GMT. BERKELEY, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on "Pensions and...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept. 1 Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    JAKARTA, Indonesia- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco releases text of speech of President John Williams before the Bank Indonesia-BIS Research Conference in Jakarta- 0645 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Sweden's Riksbank First Deputy Governor Kerstin af Jochnick will speak on Current Monetary Policy and the Economic Situation- 0700 GMT. BERKELEY, United States-...

  • Can Greece meet the IMF debt deadline? Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 6:24 PM ET
    Can Greece meet the IMF debt deadline?

    Anne Krueger, professor of International Economics at Johns Hopkins University, says Greece still has time to work out a new aid deal that will enable it to make a debt payment to the IMF by June 30.

  • Looking for a summer break? Try Iceland Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 4:42 AM ET
    Boats moored in a harbor in Iceland.

    A tiny city in northern Iceland has topped travel guide Lonely Planet’s list of the 10 best places to visit in Europe this summer.

  • Iceland to ease capital controls imposed since crash Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 11:59 AM ET
    Reykjavik downtown, Iceland

    Iceland is to introduce a 39 percent exit tax on assets from its failed banks, as part of moves to lift capital controls.

  • Iceland prepares to lift capital controls Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    Iceland prepares to lift capital controls

    Bjarni Benediktsson, finance minister for Iceland, tells CNBC about the country's decision to lift capital controls which were imposed in 2008.

  • 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.

  • 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.