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.
 
 
 


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.

Glimmers of hope in Greece

After a wrenching depression that wiped 26% off GDP in six years, there are glimmers of hope in Greece.

France: Europe’s weakest link

The recovery in the eurozone has lost momentum. And France’s performance has been especially disappointing.

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