For anyone who works in newspapers, Hamburg’s red-brick Pressehaus, home to Die Zeit newspaper, is a harbour of calm from the storm battering the indu(...)

A 10-million mark note from 1923 at the height of the hyper-inflation days of the Weimar Republic. Photograph: iStockphoto

Every euro area government has framed the ongoing crisis to suit its own political and economic concerns. Many have chosen austerity, war(...)

The Central Bank of Ireland says Bundesbank data sets relating to Ireland carry health warnings. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Banking data is compiled along the “nationality concept”, ie attributing data to the country where a bank’s headquarters is based. This method (...)