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Why Iceland?

Author: Ásgeir Jónsson.
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In October 2008, Iceland became the unlikely epicenter of the catastrophic global banking collapse. This book discusses history's greatest banking collapse.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ásgeir Jónsson.
ISBN: 9780071632843 0071632840
OCLC Number: 298781612
Notes: Subtitle on jacket: How one of the world's smallest countries became the meltdown's biggest casualty.
Includes index.
Description: vi, 230 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The enigma of Iceland --
The birth of a banking system --
How Iceland became a banking country --
The geyser crisis --
Living in a bubble --
The road to perdition --
The downfall --
Lost in Iceland --
Reykjavik on the Thames.
Responsibility: Ásgeir Jónsson.
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"A provocative, urgently important case study in international finance." The New York Times 20090816

 
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