Sovereign debt among many countries in Europe is running dangerously high. If any country defaults, it poses a threat to the rest of the eurozone and to the single currency itself. And if the euro collapses, it would have enormous consequences for world markets, the global economy - and your wealth.
The eurozone crisis was originally a financial crisis in Europe’s southern states. Now it’s an economic crisis covering the whole continent, says Matthew Lynn.
Germany’s faltering export industry has put the eurozone’s weak recovery under pressure.
Jitters over a Portuguese bank bring back memories of the worst of the eurozone crisis.
The latest eurozone crisis – sparked by trouble at Portugal’s Banco Espirito Santo – could prove an opportunity for smart investors, says Ed Bowsher.
After a wrenching depression that wiped 26% off GDP in six years, there are glimmers of hope in Greece.
The recovery in the eurozone has lost momentum. And France’s performance has been especially disappointing.
Europe’s weaker countries have dragged Germany into playing their game. But this just highlights Germany’s strengths, says Bengt Saelensminde.
QE may cause problems, but the alternative is a nasty depression. Expect the EU to start the printing presses soon, says James Ferguson.
The European Central Bank surprised the markets with the introduction of negative interest rates. John Stepek explains what it means for your money.
People are expecting big things from Mario Draghi. But whatever he does, it should have very little impact on your investments, says John Stepek. Here’s why.