The Financial Times has published its first ebook, “If Greece goes…”, which examines the potential consequences of the country leaving the eurozone. The FT has led coverage of the eurozone crisis and Greece’s political and financial turmoil. As Greece heads towards fresh elections on June 17, this topical ebook draws from an editorial series that originally ran in print and online in May 2012, written by the FT’s specialist correspondents and commentators.
Updated and original content in this ebook includes a foreword by Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, and an article by Quentin Peel, chief Germany correspondent, on the choice for Berlin, Europe’s paymaster. Tony Barber, Europe editor, chronicles Greece’s descent into crisis. He also explores the regional aftershocks, from Cyprus to Turkey, and Russia to Israel, that would follow a Greek default. Other contributors include FT commentators Martin Wolf, Wolfgang Munchau, Gillian Tett and Peter Spiegel, and Pavlos Eleftheriadis, Fellow in Law at Mansfield College, Oxford University.
FT Editor Lionel Barber commented: “While the eurozone debt crisis has undoubtedly been one of the most important stories of recent years, it is also the most complicated. Time and again, the FT has taken the lead in explaining to readers what is really happening behind all the jargon and complexity. This has been no more important than in the case of Greece, a small economy that has garnered the attention of world leaders from Washington to Beijing. This ebook gives readers a big picture view of the global forces that even the most informed policymaker has sometimes struggled to understand.”
The ebook is published by Penguin and is available to download from Amazon, Apple iBookstore and other e-retailers listed on www.ft.com/ebook. It is on sale worldwide, for the equivalent of £2.49 (€2.99, $3.99).
The release is being supported by advertisements created in-house and published in the Financial Times newspaper and on FT.com.