Saturday, December 27, 2008

Iceland's Fall: Isle Created a Vast Bubble, Leaving Wreckage Everywhere When It Popped - WSJ.com

Iceland is an extreme casualty of an era in which it became extraordinarily easy to borrow money. But it was more than that: An examination of the nation's banking system, which collapsed over about 10 days this autumn, reveals the degree to which Iceland was one of the international financial bubble's most enthusiastic players. Home to fewer people than Wichita, Kan., Iceland became so leveraged and so deeply intertwined with the global financial infrastructure that its collapse has rattled the world from Tokyo to California to the Middle East.
Iceland's Fall: Isle Created a Vast Bubble, Leaving Wreckage Everywhere When It Popped - WSJ.com
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