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.