Oliver Marc Hartwich

Britain's choice between the devil and the deep blue sea

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The British might think that their economic crisis is over, but the UK's real problems still lie ahead.

Why Germany should leave the eurozone

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It might be politically unfeasible, but there's compelling economic logic to the idea of a German exit.

What the parity party says about Australia and New Zealand

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The New Zealand dollar's surge towards parity with the Aussie should be a reminder that no country can be complacent about the state of its economy.

Bernanke's misguided fix for Germany

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Ben Bernanke's analysis of Germany's exports problem is correct but it yields the wrong conclusions.

Greece is Putin's pawn in a plot to divide the EU

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We're now starting to see the political and security implications of Europe's economic crisis.

Germany's bubble economy is on borrowed time

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The ECB's expansionary policies have benefited Germany in the short run, but it will be in trouble once the central bank starts tapering its monetary stimulus.

Greece's madmen at work

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Greece's politicians are behaving errratically, but it's difficult to determine if there's method to their madness.

John Key should stay out of the rate debate

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The New Zealand Prime Minister might be a currency expert but he's wrong to remark on what action the RBNZ needs to take to lift inflation.

Political armament on planet Juncker

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The EU Commission president has a supreme vision for Europe, including creating a common army, but it ignores political reality.

New Zealand's $US150m Portuguese headache

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The failure of Banco Espírito Santo has sparked a legal feud between New Zealand and Portugal that may have wider repercussions in Europe.

'Constructive ambiguity' will not save Europe

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The deal between Greece and Europe is nothing but a rotten compromise that only prolongs Europe's agony.

The political rookies gambling with Greece’s future

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The Greek Government is hoping its giant gamble with the rest of Europe will pay off, but its bet could have detrimental consequences if it backfires.

When German order met Greek disorder

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As far as economic policymaking is concerned, the Germans don't speak anybody's language.

Syriza's wrong-headed approach to Greece's problems

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The newly elected Greek government vows to solve the country's economic woes by fighting austerity and pushing for debt relief. But it is dealing with the wrong crises.

The euro crisis has become a game of chicken

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The German Chancellor and the newly elected Greek Prime Minister are locked in a high-stakes game of chicken. Who will blink first?

The euro's path to junk status

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Europe's policymakers and central bankers have for years ignored all the rules that could have made the euro a success. QE is the final straw.

Who's afraid of eurozone deflation?

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Falling prices should be welcomed by the ECB, but its fear of deflation highlights its true policy agenda.

Merkel's U-turn on Greece reveals Germany's real motivation

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German power politics kept Greece in the eurozone -- and now German power politics may kick Greece out.

A Greek olive branch for Steve Keen

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It is not so much evil austerity policies that are crippling Greece, but its membership of the eurozone.

Greece’s presidential gamble could trigger the next eurozone crisis

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Just as the Greek economy was finding its feet, political uncertainty has reared its head, with huge implications for the eurozone.

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