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  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Dec 17 Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester gives a morning keynote before the 2014 Financial Stability Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the Office of Financial Research- 1345 GMT. WASHINGTON- U.S. Treasury Office of Financial Research Director Richard Berner gives a luncheon speech before the 2014...

  • DIARY -Top economic events to Dec 15 Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    CHARLOTTE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser speaks on the economic outlook before the Charlotte Economics Club- 1730 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve issues the Beige Book of economic condition- 1900 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard and former Federal Reserve vice chair Donald Kohn...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Dec 16 Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer speaks at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council annual meeting- 1315 GMT. LOS ANGELES- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard gives welcome and opening remarks before the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act Outreach Meeting in Los Angeles. BRONX, United States- Federal...

  • NUUK/ COPENHAGEN, Nov 28- Greenlanders go to the polls on Friday with hopes for a mineral-rich independence from Denmark foundering on the reality of a tiny, shrinking economy. "Hammond accentuated all the differences between Denmark and Greenland. Greenland, whose capital Nuuk is closer to New York than Copenhagen, became a Danish colony in the early 19th...

  • 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.

  • 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
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    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.

  • UPDATE 1-Iceland c.bank holds fire, eyes higher rates Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 6:06 AM ET

    *Iceland c.bank keeps rates unchanged. STOCKHOLM, Oct 3- Iceland's central bank kept interest rates unchanged at 5.75 percent on Wednesday and said it expected to have to tighten policy in the near future as its economy recovers.

  • InterMune says Canada approves lung-disease drug Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 5:16 PM ET

    BRISBANE, Calif.-- InterMune Inc. said Tuesday that Canadian regulators approved its lung-disease drug Esbriet. InterMune said Health Canada approved Esbriet as a treatment for mild-to-moderate idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in adults.