Our debt-to-GDP ratio is growing, we're running a problematic current account deficit, state-owned companies are a drag on the economy and our bloated public service wage bill needs to be trimmed. We're running out of money, and fast.
The eurozone looks like it may be about to plunge headlong into another crisis, as the political situation in its third largest economy, Italy, deteriorates rapidly.
European Central Bank president Mario Draghi has a view that stretches far beyond Frankfurt's high-rise financial centre and he doesn't like what he sees.
Brent crude fell as Libya's civil war appeared to be ending, gold stayed at a record and stocks pared back gains as investors remained nervous about the global recovery.
The start of 2015 seems to indicate instability for the European Union and such instability will have much wider repercussions.
A sixth of the German population is living below the poverty line amid fears that the country could be heading for renewed recession.
The European Central Bank fumbles between fire hose and sprinkler.
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