The real sign that Greece’s financial turmoil is getting worse

Here is a slightly surprising sign that Greece is in the classic throes of a bank run: car sales jumped by 47pc in April. It was the 20th consecutive month that car registrations of new and used vehicles has risen.

People living in a country gripped by financial turmoil often worry about the security of their money. If it’s in a bank, it can be caught up in capital controls and lost through insolvency. Better, then, to spend it. And the purchase of choice is often a car. Continue reading