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The Arion Bank headquarters in Reykjavik.

Foreign investors buy 30% share in Arion bank

20 Mar Three hedge funds and Goldman Sachs have purchased a 30 % share in the Icelandic Arion bank. "The funds are betting on the bank and on Iceland. That's a powerful bet. Before the financial crash the bet was against Iceland so this is positive," said Financial Minister Benedikt Jóhannesson.

The Central Bank of Iceland building in Reykjavik.

Central Bank of Iceland concludes agreement with owners of offshore króna assets

12 Mar The Central Bank of Iceland has concluded an agreement with owners of offshore króna assets subject to special restrictions pursuant to Act no. 37/2016. Under the agreement, the Bank will purchase offshore króna assets from them in the amount of equivalent of close to 90 b.kr. at an exchange rate of 137.5 kr. per euro.

Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson, and Minister of Finance Benedikt Jóhannesson making today's announcement.

Iceland government lifts capital controls

12 Mar The Icelandic government called for a press meeting today at noon to announce that capital controls will be lifted as of Tuesday. New Rules on Foreign Exchange were published on the Central Bank of Iceland website today.

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