Sluggish growth and rising debts - Italy is the new Sick Man of Europe. But unlike tiny Greece, Italy has the third largest economy in the eurozone and is considered too big to fail.
The economic outlook for the 23 countries that make up the World Bank's Europe and Central Asia unit is gloomy. To improve things, the unit's chief economist Asli Demirguc-Kunt suggests a push for financial inclusion.
The world's fastest-growing economy is located in Africa: Ghana's economic strength is expected to soar in 2019. Many other African countries lag far behind, the IMF found. What's the secret behind Ghana's success?
Italy's economy contracted in the last two quarters of 2018, and the slowdown is expected to continue into 2019. Italy's problems are having their effects on the rest of the eurozone.
Plagued by eight exhausting years of financial crisis, millions of Greeks are unable to pay off their loans. But there are also those who don't want to, as Anthee Carassava reports from Athens.
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