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Progress of the Plan for Removal of Capital Controls

November 05, 2018

The Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs today published a report on the progress of plans to remove restrictions on cross-border capital movements and...

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Government accounts 2017

October 11, 2018

The results of the Government accounts for 2017 have now been published and the accounts sent to Parliament. The accounts show a surplus of ISK 39bn, showing...

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The principal functions of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs focus on ensuring stability and growth in Iceland. The Ministry is ultimately responsible for the state's financial and economic affairs, for which it formulates policy and prepares plans and budgets. In addition, the Ministry works on various projects aimed at improving central government operations, as well as managing the state's assets and human resources.

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Bjarni Benediktsson

Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs

Bjarni Benediktsson

Bjarni Benediktsson took office as Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs on November 30 2017. Has has been a member of the Icelandic parliament Althingi for Southwest Iceland since 2003, Bjarni Benediktsson has been leader of the Independence party since 2009.
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