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.
 
 
 


Greece elects the attack-dog

The left-wing populist party, Syriza, has been elected with a mandate for radical change in Europe.

A lesson from Winnie-the-Pooh for a Europe that's gorging on ECB honey

Just like Winnie-the-Pooh, the eurozone is going to have to go on a diet to get itself out of the hole it’s stuck in, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Without serious change, Britain is on course for a Greek-style debt bomb

The Greek debt problem is well known. What isn’t so well known, says Bengt Saelensminde, is that the UK is in just as deep a hole as Greece.

The real reason Syriza won power – in one simple chart

It’s easy to stereoptype Greeks as lazy freeloaders But this chart shows just how much they’ve had to put up with, and why they voted for Syriza.

Greece tells Europe to shove austerity: here’s what it means for you

The victory in Greece of far-left, anti-austerity party Syriza sends a clear message to Europe. John Stepek looks at what happens now, and what it means for you.

The Greek election: what to watch out for and what it means for you

Alexis Tsipras is leading in the polls, but he’s made some big promises to voters. Kam Patel explains what you need to know ahead of the Greek election.

Eurozone money printing finally arrives – here’s how to cash in

Eurozone QE is here at last. It won’t solve any economic problems, but it will boost asset prices. John Stepek explains the best way for you to profit.

Decision time for Greece

It’s election time again in Greece, with the anti-austerity party, Syriza, ahead in the polls.

Will Iberian populists sink the euro?

Elections in Portugal and Spain later this year could throw the future of the euro once more into doubt.

Draghi 1, Germany 0

The European Central Bank is going to pump €60bn a month into the markets until at least September 2016. John Stepek looks at what that means.

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