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.
July 2, 2015
In which financial markets stop caring about Greece and start making money again.
June 29, 2015 18
Is Greece about to shatter the dream of a united Europe? If so, you can blame the neoliberals.
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.
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?
May 6, 2013 5
Crikey readers talk David Hicks and the problems with the EU for Britons.
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?
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.
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.
July 2, 2012 3
The best, saddest little taverna in Athens is on Astiggos Street, on the far side of the Monastiraki Flea Market.
June 22, 2012 2
Anti-immigrant sentiment is alive and rampant in Greece.
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.
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?
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.