Much has been made of Europe’s struggling banking sector since the turn of the decade. In October, for instance, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reported that across the world, banks that were in charge of approximately $12 trillion of assets will continue to remain vulnerable, even if a global economic recovery takes hold.
The European Union is exactly that, a union. This interconnectedness works well when all members are doing well, but what happens when one is not? Many investors are concerned about the health of banking in one member country in particular, Italy, and how its struggles may infect the Eurozone as a whole.