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Weekly Web Release December 21, 2006 - 12/21/06

The finances of the Treasury and local governments, 1998-2005 - Tax concessions for environment-friendly energy sources and motor vehicles - Who gets the biggest present?
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Weekly Web Release December 14, 2006 - 12/14/06

Appropriations to Local Authorities’ Equalisation Fund - On the measurement of inflation - Extension of the temporary reduction in the diesel oil tax
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Weekly Web Release December 7, 2006 - 12/7/06

Merchandise imports in November - A review of government tasks - Payments to stay-at-home parents - Different rates of increase in income from employment
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Weekly Web Release November 30, 2006 - 11/30/06

Treasury finances, January-October 2006 - Amendments to the Pensions Act - The cost of operation of the University Hospital
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Treasury finances January-October 2006 - 11/30/06

Figures for Treasury finances in the first ten months of 2006 are now available. Total Treasury revenue amounted to 308 billion, decreasing by -28,288 billion or -8.4% Further reading

Weekly Web Release November 23, 2006 - 11/23/06

Public land claims by the state - Indexing of the personal income tax credit - On the distribution of income - Real wages are increasing
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Weekly Web Release November 16, 2006 - 11/16/06

Further on financial stability in Iceland - Economic prospects in the Nordic countries Further reading

Weekly Web Release November 9, 2006 - 11/9/06

The restraint in economic policy in 2004 and 2005 - The work environment examined - Merchandise imports in October Further reading

Weekly Web Release November 2, 2006 - 11/3/06

Net financial position of the Treasury - Revenue from corporate income tax keeps increasing - Treasury finances, January – September 2006
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Treasury finances January-September 2006 - 11/2/06

Figures for Treasury finances in the first nine months of 2006 are now available. Total Treasury revenue amounted to 277 billion, decreasing by 28 billion or -9.2%. Further reading

Weekly Web Release October 26, 2006 - 10/27/06

Government assets at the Central Bank of Iceland – Expenditure on public pensions – Medium-term plan for Treasury finances 2007-2010 Further reading

Weekly Web Release October 19, 2006 - 10/19/06

Medical payments through health insurance - Foreign citizens have filled a third of new jobs - Volatility in investment Further reading

Weekly Web Release October 12, 2006 - 10/12/06

New opinion survey on business confidence - Labour in-flow surpasses all records - Healthcare expenditures Further reading

Weekly Web Release October 5, 2006 - 10/6/06

Merchandise imports in September - A new forecast by the Ministry - Fiscal stabilisation in an international comparison
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New macroeconomic forecast for 2006–2012 - 10/1/06

The Ministry of Finance has published a new macroeconomic forecast. Further reading

Weekly Web Release September 28, 2006 - 9/28/06

The future arrangement of the public registration and valuation of real property - A new double-taxation agreement with the United States - Treasury finances, January-August 2006
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Treasury finances January-August 2006 - 9/28/06

Figures for Treasury finances in the first eight months of 2006 are now available. Total Treasury revenue amounted to 246 billion, increasing by 27 billion or 12.2%. Further reading

Weekly Web Release September 21, 2006 - 9/21/06

GDP per capita - The adoption of new EU rules on public procurement- Immigrants are different Further reading

Weekly Web Release September 14, 2006 - 9/15/06

Sectoral employment by age - Labour supply in the Nordic countries - Double taxation agreements Further reading

Weekly Web Release September 7, 2006 - 9/7/06

The US dollar is the most common designated currency - The use of emissions trading in the Nordic countries - EU priorities in government aid 2005-2009 - Merchandise imports in August Further reading

Weekly Web Release August 31, 2006 - 9/1/06

Treasury finances, January-July 2006 - Drug costs of the Social Security Institute - Expenditure on road construction
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Treasury finances January-July 2006 - 8/31/06

Figures for Treasury finances in the first seven months of 2006 are now available. Total Treasury revenue amounted to 216 billion, increasing by 30 billion or 16.4%. Further reading

Weekly Web Release August 24, 2006 - 8/24/06

Treasury accounts for 2005 - EU Directive on occupational retirement provision - The impact of wage agreements is beginning to show
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Weekly Web Release August 17, 2006 - 8/17/06

Policy rates are increasing - Reports of international institutions on the economy - Where do young people work? Further reading

Weekly Web Release August 10, 2006 - 8/10/06

Treasury finances, January-June 2006 - Imports in July - Child benefits increase Further reading

Treasury finances January-June 2006 - 8/10/06

Figures for Treasury finances in the first six months of 2006 are now available. Total Treasury revenue amounted to 183 billion, increasing by 17 billion or 10.4%. Further reading

Weekly Web Release August 3, 2006 - 8/4/06

Do we need CFC-legislation? - Icelandic incomes increased sharply in 2005 Further reading

Weekly Web Release June 29, 2006 - 6/29/06

Treasury finances January-May 2006 – Private consumption – Environmental taxes in the Nordic countries Further reading

Treasury finances January-May 2006 - 6/29/06

Figures for Treasury finances in the first five months of 2006 are now available. Total Treasury revenue amounted to 155 billion, increasing by 18.5 billion or 13.6%. Further reading

Weekly Web Release June 22, 2006 - 6/22/06

A new forecast for the Icelandic economy - Good economic conditions in the Nordic countries Further reading

Revised macroeconomic forecast for 2006-2008 - 6/20/06

The Ministry of Finance has published a revised macroeconomic forecast for 2006-2008 Further reading

Weekly Web Release June 15, 2006 - 6/15/06

A new survey of business prospects – Outsourcing policy for the central government – Personal tax credits for the payment of the municipal income tax
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The Icelandic economy – the view from abroad - 6/15/06

Speech made by Icelandic Finance Minister, Mr. Árni M. Mathiesen, at the Glitnir Finance Forum. Further reading

Weekly Web Release June 8, 2006 - 6/8/06

The probability of a hard landing – Substantial immigration in the first quarter of 2006 – Imports in May
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Weekly Web Release June 1, 2006 - 6/2/06

The role of local governments in economic policy – World economic growth is accelerating – Treasury finances, January-April 2006
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Treasury finances January-April 2006 - 6/2/06

Figures for Treasury finances in the first four months of 2006 are now available. Total Treasury revenue amounted to 124.6 billion, increasing by 10.3 billion or 9%. Further reading

Weekly Web Release May 18, 2006 - 5/18/06

The economic integration of the Nordic and Baltic countries – Ten years of performance management – Treasury expenditure by category

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Weekly Web Release May 11, 2006 - 5/11/06

The exchange rate and the macroeconomic forecast – Labour market growing sharply – Housing affordability is shrinking Further reading

Weekly Web Release May 4, 2006 - 5/4/06

A new report on financial stability in Iceland – Fiscal restraint – New regulation on service agreements – Merchandise imports in April Further reading

Weekly Web Release April 27, 2006 - 4/27/06

The development of private consumption – Treasury investment – Treasury finances January-March 2006 Further reading

Treasury finances January-March 2006 - 4/27/06

Figures for Treasury finances in the first three months of 2006 are now available. Total Treasury revenue amounted to 99.7 billion, increasing by 20.3 billion or 25.5%. Further reading

Weekly Web Release April 6, 2006 - 4/6/06

Imports in March – Icelanders at the world’s top universities – Increased payments to pensioners Further reading

Árni M. Mathiesen's remarks at a conference on the Icelandic economy - 4/4/06

Remarks at a conference on the Icelandic economy sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland and the German-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce in Frankfurt am Main. Further reading

New macroeconomic forecast for 2006-2007 - 4/1/06

The Ministry of Finance has published a new macroeconomic forecast

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Weekly Web Release March 30, 2006 - 3/30/06

Treasury finances, January-February 2006 – Public service, competition and separation of accounts – Are present rules regarding the implementation of the fiscal budget adequate? Further reading

Treasury finances January-February 2006 - 3/30/06

Figures for Treasury finances in the first two months of 2006 are now available. Total Treasury revenue amounted to 72.2 billion increasing by 11.5 billion or 19%. Further reading

Weekly Web Release March 23, 2006 - 3/23/06

The report of Danske Bank on the Icelandic economy – New opinion survey on business confidence Further reading

Weekly Web Release March 16, 2006 - 3/17/06

Economic growth in 2005 – The minimum turnover requirement in VAT legislation is increased Further reading

Weekly Web Release March 9, 2006 - 3/10/06

Imports in February 2006 – Consultation on financial stability and contingency measures – Reimbursement of value added tax to public entities Further reading

Weekly Web Release March 2, 2006 - 3/3/06

Treasury finances, January 2006 – Pensions in Iceland the highest amongst Nordic countries Further reading