November 20 2008
By Alex Elliot
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has just confirmed that it will extend the requested USD 2.1 billion loan to Iceland, according to MBL.is.
In addition to this, the Finns, Swedes, Norwegians and Danes intend to lend Iceland some USD 2.5 billion. Reuters quoted a senior Finnish politician as saying that the Norwegians will provide USD 631 million of that sum; but it is not yet known how the rest will be split between Finland, Sweden and Denmark.
Earlier today, the Finnish business paper, Kauppalehti stated that in addition to the above loans, the Icelanders are also likely to receive a USD 500 million loan from Russia and funding from Poland, the Faroe Islands and the European Union.
IceNews will bring further details on the implications of this news as it comes to light over the next days.
Iceland gets $2.1 billion loan from the IMF
By Robert Daniel
Nov. 20, 2008
The International Monetary Fund approved a two-year standby arrangement for Iceland, in which the country will receive a $2.1 billion loan, the agency said on Thursday.
Additional loans totaling as much as $3 billion have been secured from Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sweden.
The Faroe Islands will also lend Iceland $50 million.
The IMF will provide $827 million of its loan immediately with the rest in eight installments of $155 million each. Iceland will repay the loan during 2012 through 2015, the agency said.
Nice to see the other countires coming to the aid of Iceland.
Lets hope things improve.
Considering everything they have been through, they need their friends.
The people in Iceland are good people and desrve to be treated as such.