Pleading with the EU: Italian prime minister, Matteo Renzi.
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.
More volatility than exuberance.
Sharemarkets may welcome monetary intervention, but indications of growth are needed.
Charting a different course.
With economies in Europe and America forging very different recoveries, their central banks are having to navigate by different stars.
Another chance? Tsipras seeks a new mandate.
An opposition politician and academic argues that new revelations from the Syriza leadership imply that the Prime Minister misled the Greek people.
Greek demonstrators protested as its government voted to accept the latest austerity conditions. Greece would have been better off exiting the Eurozone.
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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.
Under pressure to do a deal: Alexis Tsipras.
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.
Celebrations by No supporters on July 5 in front of Greek parliament in Athens.
The Greek rejection of the bailout means it's time to brace ourselves: Grexit is now an 80% probability.
The No vote won it.
Academic experts respond to the No vote in Greece's referendum on whether or not to accept a bailout offer from their international creditors.
Alexis Tsipras prepares for an interview with the state broadcaster.
Would the eurozone redesign its flawed system in the wake of a Grexit?
Blessed are the bean counters? New investment in Greece could drive development.
Investment for profit and development should lie at the heart of a solution for the imbalances in Greece and Europe.
Fighting the debt effect. Greece is struggling at every level.
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.
Alexis Tsipras' visit to Moscow this week drew a terse response from Angela Merkel, but no deal has been announced.
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As Greece wastes time seeking war repatriations to help cover its debts, a better solution would be debt forgiveness - with conditions.
Game for a fight? Varoufakis arrives in Brussels.
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Yanis Varoufakis was supposed to have an academic advantage in tangled talks with the Troika. But politics can mess with the most careful plans.
How QE came about. ECB minutes released.
The first ever minutes from the rate setting meeting at the ECB should remind member governments of the Eurozone's disarray.
Looming large: the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.
The European Central Bank (ECB) symbolises the strange mix of politics and technocracy that marks EU governance. The bank was pushed to centre stage by the eurozone debt crisis and the unwillingness or…
Keeping them waiting. Mario Draghi.
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Mario Draghi did get round to announcing a much-anticipated new round of quantitative easing (QE) in the end, but never have nine minutes felt so long. The world tuned into the European Central Bank press…
The Greek Harry Potter?
This Greek election is the most important in recent memory. It appears Syriza has won by a large margin, ending four decades of two-party rule in Greece. Since 2010 – and as a result of austerity measures…