McDonald’s schliesst Filialen in Island

Lyst, der Lizenznehmer der US-Fastfoodkette McDonald’s in Island, kündigte am Montag an, dass sich die Restauranttüren zum Ende des Monats schliessen werden. Als Grund wurden die gestiegenen Importpreise in Folge der kollabierten isländischen Krone genannt.

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Iceland Tops Gender Gap Index

Iceland places first in the World Economic Forum’s 2009 Gender Gap Index published yesterday. Norway, which ranked highest last year, was knocked down to third place and Finland ranks second. Sweden places third.

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Iceland Express Heads for New York

Icelandic airline Iceland Express is planning to launch flights between Iceland and New York next summer. The airline has now handed in all necessary documents to the Icelandic Civil Aviation Administration and has been given clearance.

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McDonald’s Closes Shop in Iceland

Lyst, the operator of US fast food chain McDonald’s in Iceland, announced yesterday that the restaurant’s doors will close at the end of this month. The reason is the rising cost of imported supplies following the collapse of the Icelandic króna.

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