OECD Economic Survey of Iceland launches Tuesday 1 September 2015


26/08/2015 - The OECD Economic Survey of Iceland, to be published on Tuesday 1 September, assesses prospects for the Icelandic economy as it enters its fifth year of steady economic recovery. The Survey discusses the factors driving growth, as well as remaining challenges to strengthening long-term growth and ensuring the sustainability of public finances. The Survey addresses the government’s plans to lift capital controls put in place at the height of the financial crisis and offers recommendations for preserving macroeconomic and financial stability.

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria will present the Survey on 1 September in Reykjavic with Iceland’s Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson during a press conference starting at 14:30 local time (16:30 Paris) at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs (Arnarhvoll, Lindargata 1, 150 Reykjavik).

The Survey will be available to registered journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at 14:30 GMT for immediate release.

An Overview of the Economic Survey, with the main conclusions, will be freely accessible on the OECD’s web site at: You are invited to include this Internet link in reports on the Survey.

For further information on the press event, contact Elva Björk Sverrisdóttir, Press Officer at the Ministry of Finance (tel: +354 545 9243; mobile +354 693 4747).

For further information on the Economic Survey contact the OECD Media Office (+33 1 4524 9700).

Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the OECD Economic Survey of Iceland, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.

The Survey will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the Survey under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the Survey by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent by e-mail to


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