A total of 10,500 people out of 181,900 in the labor force in Iceland were unemployed and in active job search during the first three months of this year.
The Icelandic food production company, Icelandic Group has obtained a court order forcing the Aldi supermarket chain to stop selling a line of fish dishes.
Birna Sverrisdóttir, who is often known simply as Birna in the Block, is finally about to get some neighbors in her apartment block on Stamphólsvegur in the southwest Iceland town of Grindavík, about 45 minutes’ drive from Reykjavík.
The Danish design store, Stof & Stil has been accused of stealing the Notknot pillow design by Icelandic designer Ragnheiður Ösp Sigurðardóttir.
With the Icelandic airport workers’ dispute still unresolved, there is more potential bad news for air passengers as Icelandair pilots prepare for an overtime ban and possible strike action.
As the fall-out from Iceland’s banking crisis continues to make headlines half a decade on, a small savings bank’s dabbling in pizza is the latest embarrassing revelation.
Icelandic credit information company Creditinfo will move its headquarters abroad. The company employs around 300 people in 17 countries and reported profits of around ISK 500 million last year, according to news website kjarninn.is.
According to head of the Central Bank of Iceland, Már Guðmundsson, it is impossible to loosen the financial restrictions in place in Iceland without jeopardizing its economical and financial stability. The statement was made in the foreword of a recent publication of the Central Bank.
According to a new poll carried out by MMR, 47.3 percent of the Icelandic population is dissatisfied with the government’s draft bill for the reduction of household debt.
Unreported economic activity seems to be on the rise in Iceland’s tourism industry, according to the Confederation of Icelandic Employers (SA). SA found that tax revenue from the tourism industry is not in line with the increase in tourists to Iceland.
“We all know that the Icelandic króna is not to the benefit of the Icelandic population. It actually benefits politicians and public officials. They can maintain central control of the system,” said Heiðar Már Guðjónsson, economist and head of the board of directors of Vodafone, in an interview...
The introduction of the quota system in Icelandic fisheries in the 1980s has resulted in consolidation in the fishing industry. Today the ten largest companies hold over 50 percent of the quota.
Google, the third most valuable company in the U.S., is heading to Iceland. The company’s CEO met with President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson a short time ago to sign an agreement for the relocation of the company’s headquarters to Northeast Iceland.
Russian tourists to Iceland spend more money than tourists from any other country. The average Russian tourist visiting Iceland spends 250 percent more than the second-placed Norwegian tourist, according to a new report from Landsbanki. The report was prepared for the bank’s conference about the...
The government announced that it hopes that it will be able to open a web portal for applications for debt cancelation as of May 15. Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson announced the news on RÚV yesterday.
Over 10 million auroracoins—Iceland’s new national e-currency—will be made available to citizens of Iceland in a so-called Airdrop at midnight tonight. Each citizen’s share of auroracoin is currently worth around USD 380.
North American seafood company High Liner Foods announced last week that it would not purchase products sourced from Icelandic companies linked to whaling.
Revenue from Iceland’s tourism industry totaled close to ISK 275 billion (USD 2.4 billion, EUR 1.7 billion) in 2013, making it the country’s largest export product for the first time.
Icelandic prosthetics company Össur has decided not to renew its advertising contract with 27-year-old South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who uses blades manufactured by the company, in light of the charges he faces for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Lýður Guðmundsson, former chair of investment company Exista, was yesterday sentenced to eight months in prison by Iceland’s Supreme Court. Five months of the sentence are suspended.
There is a large difference between the salaries of the directors at three of Iceland’s banks, Morgunblaðið reports.
IKEA raised the price of saltkjöt og baunir (salted meat and bean stew), traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday in Iceland, by 500 percent this year. The day is known as Sprengidagur (‘Bursting Day’).