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About those “temporary” Cypriot capital controls:From Iceland’s letter of intent to the IMF dated November 2008, highlighting the intention to remove capital controls “as soon as possible” (click to enlarge):A statement by the Central Bank of Ice…

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Emerging from his bureaucratic hole in Brussels, former Labour MEP Richard Corbett made an appearance on yesterday’s Newsnight to discuss the ongoing eurozone crisis (joined by a Greek communist and Tory MP Douglas Carswell – the discussion wasn’t exac…

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Iceland’s President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson appears to be a giving a rather strong ‘two fingers up’ to Britain and the Netherlands at the moment, by refusing to sign the ‘Icesave’ bill, sending it to the Icelandic people for a referendum instead. The bi…

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