Topic archives: Greece economy

If Greece defaults, it will join an illustrious club of debt welshers (including Australia)

If Greece defaults, it will join an illustrious club of debt welshers (including Australia)

July 10, 2015 2

Most of the world's economic powerhouses (including Australia) have been in sovereign default at one time or another, writes economist and freelance journalist Jason Murphy.

Business bites: Greece not the word … airline lines blurred … one of the herd …

Business bites: Greece not the word … airline lines blurred … one of the herd …

July 2, 2015

In which financial markets stop caring about Greece and start making money again.

Rundle: a Grexit would put an end to the great European experiment

Rundle: a Grexit would put an end to the great European experiment

June 29, 2015 18

Is Greece about to shatter the dream of a united Europe? If so, you can blame the neoliberals.

Business bites: (olive) oil prices soar … does Greece need more? … the mouse roars …

Business bites: (olive) oil prices soar … does Greece need more? … the mouse roars …

June 25, 2015

A drought in Spain and fruit fly infestation in Italy has put upward pressure on the cost of olive oil. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

Rundle: comrades, Greece is the word

Rundle: comrades, Greece is the word

January 27, 2015 27

The Left is in power in Greece for the first time in years -- can an alliance of communists, socialists and fellow travellers stand up to the troika?

The media’s message on David Hicks

May 6, 2013 5

Crikey readers talk David Hicks and the problems with the EU for Britons.

Quiggin: Qld isn’t Greece or Spain — acting like it could hurt

August 1, 2012 13

Campbell Newman’s hyperbolic claims that Queensland is on the verge of becoming the "Spain of Australia" have been rightly derided. So how do the books really look?

Madrid, riot cops, rubber bullets … ‘this is the new normal’

July 30, 2012 10

Athens wears its economic crisis on its sleeves, on its walls, its shuttered shop fronts. Madrid's is not so readily apparent: it is there, but you have to go looking for it, taking notice of the details.

Marooned on Spain’s austere coastline

Marooned on Spain’s austere coastline

July 23, 2012 2

As a Spanish bailout looks increasingly unavoidable, investors are worrying the country will be forced down the same austerity route as Greece, condemning its future and that of the eurozone.

‘Delaying the inevitable’ in Greece, cake notwithstanding

July 2, 2012 3

The best, saddest little taverna in Athens is on Astiggos Street, on the far side of the Monastiraki Flea Market.

Deportation would be a blessing for Athens’ debt-hit immigrants

June 22, 2012 2

Anti-immigrant sentiment is alive and rampant in Greece.

Athens not quite the centre of the world, but it did suck us in

Athens not quite the centre of the world, but it did suck us in

June 20, 2012 1

The Greece election was marked by an overemphasis on short-term fixes such as bailouts where what was required was a proper discussion about tax evasion, corruption, graft and the size of the public sector.

What the Greek election means for the rest of the world

June 18, 2012

After a tight vote on the weekend, pro-bailout party New Democracy won support for austerity measures in Greece. But what, asks Patrick Stafford, does this mean for global economy?

Kohler: politicians can’t hide the EMU’s foul stench

June 6, 2012 11

Central bankers and politicians, including Wayne Swan, are trying to spin low interest rates as a good thing in an effort to calm the markets. But the reality is the European Monetary Union doesn't work.

Guardian review … Leveson latest … C-Mail police probe …

Guardian review … Leveson latest … C-Mail police probe …

May 24, 2012 3

In today's Media Briefs: typo of the day ... Front Page of the Day ... Jeremy Paxman says Piers Morgan told him how to hack a phone ... Police probe complaint against Courier-Mail and more ...

What lurks beneath stock market fears

May 17, 2012 4

Australia -- already a proxy for China's growth trends -- could be more vulnerable to a potential second global banking crisis than we normally imagine, says Robert Gottliebsen of Business Spectator.

Rundle: Greece is now the cutting edge of the world

May 16, 2012 28

Greece is a harbinger of what will happen not merely in Europe, but across the world over the next decade as the vast global superbubble of neoliberalism slowly deflates.

Australians are catching the Greek disease

Australians are catching the Greek disease

May 15, 2012 9

The world banking system is about to be tested once again by another European crisis because politicians and central bankers underestimated the power of people, writes Robert Gottliebsen.

Rundle: an afternoon’s a long time in Greek politics

May 8, 2012 2

Greee's New Democracy Party gave it three quarters of a day, and then told the President that they had no chance -- nobody, but nobody would join them in power.

As Italian labour reforms come to a head, jobs are hard to find

April 11, 2012 1

The Prime Minister’s main focus now is Article 18 of the labour code, which means firms with more than 15 workers cannot sack employees without risking legal action, writes Josephine McKenna, an Australian freelance journalist in Rome.