Money problems are plain to see, even if you're not German
The Germans may have precisely no sense of humour and spend all day loafing about in lederhosen* but they're nothing if not precise in their reporting of the global economic crisis. Witness, for example, one national newspaper's acute summation of the troubles:
It translates loosely into English as The global bank system staggers although it seems much more meaningful in its native tongue.
* rampant stereotyping ahoy, captain