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.
In which financial markets stop caring about Greece and start making money again.
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.
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?
Crikey readers talk David Hicks and the problems with the EU for Britons.
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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.
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.