The New York Times has created an interactive chart that lets you find out which nation’s banks owe what to other nations. You can see how all roads lead to France. Greece owes more to French banks that any other nation. So does Spain. So does Italy. This is why Sarkozy is desperate to get Germany to bail out everyone. If Italy goes down, France goes down.

Japan is listed. Which banks does it owe? Only France: $8 billion. Japan is the creditor nation. Its biggest debtor is the USA.

via Which Governments Owe How Much to Foreign Banks? | The Tea Party Economist

 

It’s All Connected: An Overview of the Euro Crisis

European leaders are dealing with growing debt problems that are rattling investors worldwide. Here is a visual guide to the crisis.

via An Overview of the Euro Crisis – Interactive Graphic – NYTimes.com. Move your mouse over the country’s name to see how much it owes to whom.