The eurozone crisis

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.
 
 
 


Eurozone slump fears worsen

A third recession in the eurozone could be on the cards, economic data continues to disappoint.

This is what markets are most scared of right now

There are plenty of things that could be to blame for the markets’ current slump. But one thing stands out, says John Stepek. The eurozone crisis is back.

Eurozone heads for triple-dip recession

The eurozone is starting to resemble Japan as the currency union’s feeble recovery takes a turn for the worse.

Good news for investors – the latest effort to save Europe has flopped

The European Central Bank’s latest plan to boost the economy has failed. That means opportunities for investors. Matthew Partridge looks at two ways you could profit.

The 'Celtic Tiger' roars again

Ireland’s growth rates resemble its glory days a decade a go.

ECB rescue: less to it than meets the eye

Mario Draghi surprised markets with a round of stimulus measures – but it was a far cry from full-blown money-printing.

Europe takes yet another step closer to money-printing – keep buying

The ECB’s surprise rate cut and debt-buying scheme mean just one thing for investors, says John Stepek: buy European stocks.

Italy is in trouble – again

The Italian government has come under renewed pressure to reform as the economy lapses back into recession.

Portuguese bank collapses

The collapse of Banco Espirito Santo has raised fears there could be other nasty surprises lurking in Europe’s banking sector.

Draghi kicked the can down the road. Now, here’s that can again…

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.

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