Le Monde has a tidy series of articles covering what it identifies as the six themes of the current global economic crises here with accompanying graphs.
One of these ties usefully back to the earlier post + wheat comments on food prices:
Exhibit 1: Wheat volatility, volume and supply vs demand
And while I'm at it, their subprime scorecard is useful to. Though why they would want to single out the UK banks with the lower graphic is curious - don't the landesbanks deserve a share of the spotlight too? And, while it may not be subprime exactly, Spain's banks have a few issues of their own.
Add those latter two together and don't bother looking for a Teutonic bail out of EU brethren if things really go pear-shaped.
Exhibit 2: Global bank subprime impairments and UK mortgage deal volume by value