The importance of saving is so deep rooted in Germany that an exhibition recently opened to commemorate it.
Europe is experiencing a wave of optimism that its seven-year Greek drama may be finally coming to a close. Only one way to do that: Share Greece's pain.
Problems at Monte dei Paschi and UniCredit are bad enough without bail-in rules to contend with.
Quantitative easing cannot single-handedly save Europe.
The Italian banking system is on the verge of a crisis. Direct state intervention is needed to solve the problem.
It's becoming a matter of 'when' rather than 'if' the first central bank takes the plunge and introduces quantitative easing for the people.
The ECB has introduced a slate of bold measures to counter low growth and the threat of deflation.
Scrapping €500 notes would inconvenience money launderers; it would also help the European Central Bank to make interest rates more negative.
Sharemarkets may welcome monetary intervention, but indications of growth are needed.
With economies in Europe and America forging very different recoveries, their central banks are having to navigate by different stars.
An opposition politician and academic argues that new revelations from the Syriza leadership imply that the Prime Minister misled the Greek people.
If Greece exited the Eurozone it would face several years of economic chaos. But it would be the master of its own destiny. The current EU offer will further destroy the Greek economy.
Backed into a corner as the banks reached the brink, the Greek prime minister may have fashioned some sort of success, and the prospect of something approaching debt relief a little down the line.
The Greek rejection of the bailout means it's time to brace ourselves: Grexit is now an 80% probability.
Academic experts respond to the No vote in Greece's referendum on whether or not to accept a bailout offer from their international creditors.
Would the eurozone redesign its flawed system in the wake of a Grexit?
Investment for profit and development should lie at the heart of a solution for the imbalances in Greece and Europe.
A call to break with the leadership of Greece's ruling party has highlighted the futility of debt-led austerity and the burden it places on people on the wrong side of a banker's bad bet.
As Greece wastes time seeking war repatriations to help cover its debts, a better solution would be debt forgiveness - with conditions.
Yanis Varoufakis was supposed to have an academic advantage in tangled talks with the Troika. But politics can mess with the most careful plans.