Greece's latest GDP growth data is now in. It shows Greek economic activity shrinking yet again - and faster than expected. Raising questions as to whether Athens will be able to fulfil all the pledges it made to get the latest payout.
With a euroskeptic government coalition likely to take over the reins in Italy, fears are mounting that the problems in the eurozone's third-largest economy will only get worse. Financial markets are already jittery.
With dynamic growth and access to capital seen as primary factors for jumping three places, the US has regained its status as being on the cutting edge of competitiveness in a ranking by the IMD think tank.
Ambitious spending plans by Italy's new coalition, and potentially a political unknown as prime minister, have put investors on edge. Some commentators think the effects will also be felt by the entire eurozone.
While the US economy is strong, a creeping decline in foreign investment indicates that eurozone investors are growing weary of US debt. Should the US care? Lindsey Rae Gjording reports from New York.
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