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In his speech to OECD Ambassadors, the President of Iceland discussed how Iceland could offer lessons on the nature of a clean energy economy; and presented some insights from Iceland's recent challenges in dealing with the financial crisis.
Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.
Provided that Iceland is able to negotiate to maintain the authority to set TACs and to keep the ITQ system, joining the EU, and hence the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), should not reduce the efficiency of the Icelandic fisheries management system.
Iceland is slowly recovering from the deep recession caused by its banking crisis but further action is need to strengthen monetary policy and boost employment.
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This note is taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2010.
Economic forecasts for GDP, unemployment, inflation and fiscal balance.
This working paper begins with a discussion of the factors that made the banks, non-financial firms and households vulnerable to deterioration in global financial markets. It then describes the failure of the banks, its direct impact on government debt, the IMF SBA and the economic outlook.
This working paper discusses what policy makers should do in order to restore balance in the Icelandic economy and lay out the foundations for a sustainable recovery.
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Against the backdrop of the global financial turmoil and recession, Iceland has been struck by a banking crisis of unprecedented proportions and the economy has plunged into a deep recession. The plight of the banking system was in part the consequence of the sudden shutdown of global capital markets. But Icelandic banks’ aggressive expansion strategies in an atmosphere of ineffective supervision rendered them highly vulnerable. Faced
Iceland’s main banks, which had pursued risky expansion strategies, failed in the wake of the global financial crisis, plunging the economy into a deep recession. Prudential supervision needs to be improved.