Moody's rating agency has downgraded the eurozone rescue fund, the ESM, in the same week that Greece has gotten more bailout money and France's rating was cut. More trouble ahead for the eurozone?
Ratings agency Fitch has cut the country's sovereign credit rating, saying the government of PM Shinzo Abe has not taken enough measures to plug a budget gap left by its decision to delay a consumption tax rise.
It may be a watershed moment for the eurozone. Overall growth this quarter was led by France and Italy - not Germany. That could signal the eurozone has finally freed itself from the lingering effects of its debt crisis.
Greece and its lenders have traded barbs ahead of a crucial meeting that could mean make or break for the debt-ridden nation. The escalation came after a string of diplomatic overtures meant to prevent a 'Grexit.'
A split appears imminent in the euroskeptic Alternative for Germany (AFD) party. Co-founder Bernd Lucke - a professor of economics - has threatened to quit the party, lamenting the far-right influence in AfD's ranks.