One European bank has already fallen victim to the eurozone crisis. So, as things worsen, are any European banks safe? And what about British banks? James Ferguson investigates.
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James Ferguson and and John Stepek look at the options facing the eurozone as it lurches from one crisis to another, and explain how to play the uncertain future of the euro.
Unloved for years, Japan may be set to wake up after years of inertia. With stocks looking cheap and the banks solvent enough to start lending again, everything is in place for a new bull market. The potential upside will be spectacular. James Ferguson investigates, and tips the best ways to play Japan’s recovery.
Over the past few years, China’s rampant growth has grabbed investors’ imaginations. But now it shows signs of slowing. James Ferguson looks at the challenges it faces, and what you should buy when the slowdown hits.
Quantitative easing has been keeping the UK and US economies afloat since the financial crisis began. But America’s $600bn money-printing programme is due to expire in June. So what can investors expect when the money tap is turned off? James Ferguson explains.
The Basel III regulations have been framed to give banks almost a decade to recover. The problem for the rest of us is that, over that time, we’re the ones still on the hook says James Ferguson.
Government bond yields are at near-record lows as prices have surged. So is the bond market the latest bubble or are investors right to price in a gloomy future for the economy? James Ferguson and Dr Peter Warburton discuss whether it’s time to bail out of bonds.
The investigations into European banks were no ‘stress test’, but a pan-continental PR exercise. Nearly every bank passed. That means we all lose, says James Ferguson.
As Greeks take to the streets in protest at austerity measures, James Ferguson considers the consequences of the country’s plight for the rest of the European Union.
Ireland is in serious trouble – but, thanks to its ‘bad bank’ policy, at least they know where they stand, which is more than can be said for us. James Ferguson investigates.