Capital controls plan enjoys wide support

Icelandic PM and Finance Minister announcing plans to lift capital ...

Icelandic PM and Finance Minister announcing plans to lift capital controls last month. Photo: Golli

Most Icelanders are happy with the Icelandic government’s announced plan for lifting capital controls, according to a new Gallup opinion poll.

71% of respondents indicated that they were happy with the plan, while just over 4% said they were unhappy. The rest had no strong feelings on the matter.

However, when asked how well up they actually were on the details of the plan itself, a total of 44% admitted that they had little, very little or no knowledge of the plan.

Weather

Clear sky

Today

6 °C

Rain showers

Tomorrow

6 °C

Rain showers

Monday

7 °C

Exchange rates

USD USD 109.95 EUR EUR 129.40
GBP GBP 145.05 DKK DKK 17.35
NOK NOK 13.50 SEK SEK 12.51
CHF CHF 114.99 JPY JPY 0.98
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.