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The root of Italy's problems

Nov 14, 2011
Berlusconi may be gone, but Italia's problems persists. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains how Italy got into the mess it's in today.

Europe’s toughest hour since WWII

Nov 14, 2011
German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns that Europe needs a closer political union to climb out of financial crisis.

Euro crisis: A view from London to Los Angeles

Nov 2, 2011
The programme I present, Business Daily, is broadcast on the BBC's World Service and has a world agenda. But recently we've spent a lot of time...

Eyes on Brussels as Europe's problems simmer

Oct 21, 2011
With only days to go before a deadline to come up with a plan to settle the European sovereign debt crisis, the main players are still a long way from accord

Eurobonds, and why (many) Germans hate them

Aug 16, 2011
Rising debt in several Euro-member countries is forcing Europeans to consider ... issuing more debt! This time, in the form of a Eurobond. So, w...

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MID-DAY UPDATE: China announces trade deficit, Eurozone debt crisis escalates

Mar 10, 2011
A surprise from China today -- the country said it bought more goods from around the world than it sold. It's called a trade deficit. And China...