Euro in crisis

In-depth news, commentary and analysis of the eurozone’s debt crisis and its faltering recovery as it struggles with austerity and attempts to regain competitiveness

Spain’s borrowing costs hit new low

Yields at 10-year debt auction drop as demand remains robust


Eurozone crisis interactive
Key moments in the eurozone crisis and a breakdown of bailout spending so far

Creditors to begin Greek debt talks

Athens reports first primary budget surplus since crisis

Eurozone PMI close to three-year high

Business activity grows but falling inflation haunts currency bloc

Portugal bond sale opens way to bailout exit

Yields tumble in remarkable turnround in country’s fortunes

Foreign investors snap up Spanish debt

Country biggest beneficiary of revival in Europe’s monetary union

ECB QE: real prospect or fantasy game?

And will it work to weaken euro and stave off deflation?

French ‘time-bomb’ can be safely defused

Look elsewhere for systemic threat to euro area

Europe’s economy needs securitised debt

Investors can earn better returns from industrial companies than banks, says Jacques de Larosière

Self-fulfilling prophecy of the doomsayers

Warnings about outright deflation and the call for ECB action are misguided, writes Jürgen Stark

This could be when Greece defaults

It not in recession nor is it recovering. It has collapsed. But there is another story

Eurozone peripheral interest bills climb

Big deficits mean servicing debt remains costly

Portuguese yields drop on ECB QE hopes

Ten-year bond yields reach lowest since late 2009

Pressure on ECB as inflation falls

Sharp drop in March stokes eurozone deflation fears

Draghi intervention has limited euro effect

Verbal signals fail to stop investor appetite for bonds

Portugal open to radical action by ECB

Finance minister welcomes possible purchase of corporate debt

Draghi steers ECB towards negative rates

Policy makers look to make it less attractive to hold euros

The ECB should eschew easing

There is, as yet, no clear threat of persistent deflation

Finland risks losing triple A rating

S&P warns over the Nordic country’s links to Russia

ECB signals unconventional monetary policy plans

Draghi blames euro’s strength for disinflationary trend

News Analysis

Fears grow over eurozone bond rally

Periphery becomes haven for investors fleeing troubled EMs

Investors lift EU peripheral bond markets

Greece raises €3bn after attracting more than €20bn in orders

ECB’s bond-buying not yet a done deal

Officials grapple with challenge of how QE plan would work

German shoppers raise eurozone hopes

Retail spending and imports climb

Greek €3bn bond sale snapped up

Yield set at 4.95% after orders in excess of €20bn

Greece launches sale of five-year bond

Investors place €11bn of orders in first long-term issue since 2010

Pros and cons of investors’ new found love for Europe

Greece draws up plans for market return

Athens poised for first bond issuance for more than four years

‘Whatever it takes’ may not be enough

The eurozone still faces significant problems

Eurozone warned not to rely solely on ECB

ECB ‘must spend big to lift prices’

Central bank would have to buy €1tn in bonds to raise inflation