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Country Analysis Report: Iceland, In-depth PESTLE Insights Product Image

Country Analysis Report: Iceland, In-depth PESTLE Insights

  • Published: May 2013
  • Region: Iceland
  • 72 pages
  • MarketLine

Introduction

Iceland's economy plunged into crisis in 2008–09 following the implosion of its banking system and only began to inch out of recession in 2011. The economy recovered and registered a growth of 2.56% in 2011 and 2.70% in 2012¬ due to the recovery in investment and private consumption—mainly in the aluminum and marine sectors. MarketLine forecasts growth above 2% during 2013–16

Features and benefits

- Understand how Iceland can be used to plan business investments or market entry through a holistic view of the country.
- Gain an understanding of the political situation in Iceland, including key figures in the country and governance indicators.
- Understand customer demographics in Iceland through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.

Highlights

The PESTLE analysis of Iceland identifies issues that affect the country's performance using the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) framework.
The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Iceland, as well as the country's economic, social, foreign, READ MORE >

OVERVIEW
Catalyst
Summary

Key findings

PESTLE highlights

Key fundamentals
KEY FACTS AND GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION
Key facts
Geographical location
PESTLE ANALYSIS
Summary
Political analysis

Overview

Current strengths

Current challenges

Future prospects
Economic analysis

Overview

Current strengths

Current challenges

Future prospects

Decreasing current account deficit

Future risks
Social analysis

Overview

Current strengths

Current challenges

Future prospects

Future risks
Technological analysis

Overview

Current strengths

Current challenges

Future prospects

Future risks
Legal analysis

Overview

Current strengths

Conducive business environment

Current challenges

Future prospects

Future risks
Environmental analysis

Overview

Current strengths

Current challenges

Poor environmental performance

Future prospects

Future risks
POLITICAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies

Key political figures

Structure of government

Key political parties

Composition of government

Key policies

Economic

Social

Foreign and defense policies
Performance

Governance indicators
Outlook
ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies

Financial system overview

Financial authorities and regulators

Stock exchange

Insurance

Key policies
Performance

GDP and growth rate

GDP composition by sector

Fiscal situation

Current account

Foreign trade

External debt

International investment position

Credit rating

Monetary situation: key monetary indicators

Banking sector

Employment
Outlook
SOCIAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies

Demographic composition

Education

Healthcare

Social welfare
Performance

Healthcare

Income distribution

Education
Outlook
TECHNOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies

Intellectual property

Research and development

Technology agreements and pacts
Performance

Opportunity sectors

Biotechnology

ICT sector

Research and development
Outlook
LEGAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies

Judicial system

Establishing operations as a foreign enterprise

Tax regulations

VAT
Performance

Effectiveness of the legal system
Outlook
ENVIRONMENTAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies

Environmental regulations

Natural resources management and pollution reduction

International co-operation
Performance

Environmental impact
Outlook
APPENDIX
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