Emilíana Torrinis Sommerhit

„Jungle Drum“, ein Lied der isländischen Sängerin und Songschreiberin Emilíana Torrini aus ihrem letzten Album Me and Armini, ist seit zwei Wochen der populärste Song in Deutschland und Österreich.

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New Bank Takes Over Kaupthing in Luxembourg

A new bank has taken over the operations of the Icelandic bank Kaupthing in Luxembourg, which from now on will be known as Banque Havilland. Magnús Gudmundsson, who served as managing director for Kaupthing in Luxembourg, will keep his position with the new bank.

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Former SPRON Employees Receive Salary Payments

The former employees of SPRON savings bank, who had not received salaries for their entire terms of notice, were paid yesterday after the Icelandic parliament, Althingi, passed a bill stating that the liquidation committee has the authority to pay out salaries from SPRON’s bankrupt estate.

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Wenig Frauen in Leitungspositionen

Mehr als 70 Prozent aller vom Staat betriebenen Institutionen in Island werden von Männern geleitet, dies wurde letzte Woche bekannt, als im Parlament Althingi die sozialdemokratische Abgeordnete Thórunn Sveinbjarnardóttir die Frage stellte.

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Central Bank of Iceland Discusses Icesave Deal

Central Bank of Iceland governor Svein Harald Oeygard and the bank’s legal experts discussed the responsibility of the Icelandic state under the proposed Icesave agreement in a meeting with the Althingi parliament’s budget and economic and tax committees yesterday.

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