‘Ten days to save the world’ as Euro leaders meet
The world's largest economy, the EU, is on the brink. Greece and other poorer nations can't pay their debts. Voters are angry. Banks are weak. And leaders can't agree what to do.
Youth unemployment levels hit record high
For today's young Britons, widespread unemployment means the future looks bleak. As joblessness among 18 to 24-year-olds nears one million, we ask what it takes to kickstart a career.
Germany falls out with US over Euro crisis
The US is getting impatient, and the rest of the world looks on in horror as the Euro debt crisis continues. Any resolution depends on Germany, the giant economy at the heart of Europe.
Global warnings as economy enters ‘danger zone’
The heads of the World Bank, the IMF and the US Federal Reserve have all issued grim financial forecasts. Governments are running out of options and the markets are full of fear.
Euro currency crisis reaches new frenzy
It's now 'the greatest crisis in a generation' for the European Union. A fight between those who want to see greater EU integration to save the single currency, and those who want it dismantled.
Ministers reject tax cut for wealthiest earners
A bitter political fight has broken out in the UK over how much tax the country should take from the piggy banks of its top earners. Public opinion says 'tax the rich' – but might this damage...
Italy latest target of ‘spooked’ Euro investors
Italy traditionally survives periods of chaos and mismanagement. But the latest twist in the Eurozone debt saga sees this major nation vulnerable to investor flight.
Europe on the road to disaster, experts warn
Europe has just approved another €12 billion loan to rescue debt-stricken Greece. Analysts think the country will default, and could push the world economy into a catastrophic depression.
Q & A: International Monetary Fund in focus
After recent revelations about the private life of its leader, the IMF is in the news. But what does it actually do? Is it really the world's 'economic policeman'?
Eurozone crisis: Irish demand better rescue deal
Irish voters have rejected a deal to prop up failed banks and slash spending. The £73bn tussle could spook international financial markets.