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.
 
 
 


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.

Europe’s recovery engine stutters

Germany’s faltering export industry has put the eurozone’s weak recovery under pressure.

Wobble sparks euro fears

Jitters over a Portuguese bank bring back memories of the worst of the eurozone crisis.

Good news for investors – Europe’s banking crisis is back

The latest eurozone crisis – sparked by trouble at Portugal’s Banco Espirito Santo – could prove an opportunity for smart investors, says Ed Bowsher.

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