Isländische Zentralbank senkt Leitzins

Der finanzpolitische Ausschuss der Zentralbank von Island hat gestern beschlossen, den Leitzins der Bank um 0,5 Prozent auf 9,5 Prozent zu senken. Die 12-Monats-Inflation betrug am Dienstag 6,6 Prozent und hat somit den niedrigsten Stand der vergangenen zwei Jahre erreicht, wie das Statistische Landesamt Islands mitteilt.

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Iceland Tops Environment Charts

According to the latest Environmental Performance Index, compiled biannually by Yale and Columbia University researchers, Iceland is the top performer this year. The deciding factor was the fact that nearly all of the country’s energy comes from renewable sources.

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Shadow Investigation Committee Member Confesses to Crime

Ásbjörn Óttarsson, an MP for the Independence Party, who has a seat on a parliamentary committee that will react to the findings of the investigation committee for the banking collapse, has confessed to having been in breach of the law when he paid himself and his wife ISK 20 million in dividends in 2007 for the fishing company Nesver.

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Referendum on Icesave in Iceland Still on Schedule

Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir announced yesterday that as long as the investigation committee of the Icelandic parliament, Althingi, completes its report on the banking collapse one week before March 6, when the referendum on the Icesave legislation is scheduled, the referendum doesn’t have to be postponed.

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