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Iceland - In from the Cold

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 13 September 2012

In 2008 Iceland's three main banks went bust plunging it into financial disaster. In Business reported on the crash in early 2009. Three years later Peter Day returns to Iceland to look at, what many see as its remarkable recovery. New banks have risen out of the ashes of the old, tourism and fishing are booming and the economy is growing again. Peter Day finds out if this small island nation has lessons for other countries caught up in the great Euro crisis.

  • Contributors to this programme:

    Mar Gudmundsson
    Governor, Central Bank of Iceland

    Gylfi Magnusson
    Professor of Economics, University of Iceland

    Höskuldur H. Ólafsson
    CEO, Arion Bank

    Agnes Braggadottir
    Business Editor, Morgunbladid Newspaper

    Jon Sveinsson
    Tour Guide, Choice Tours, Iceland

    Sigurmundur Gisli Einarsson
    Owner, Viking Tours

    Sigurgeir Brynjar Kristgeirsson
    General Manager, VSV

    Andri Snaer Magnason

    Jon Sigurdsson
    President and CEO, Ossur



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