Everything you need to know about the global economy in one chart

This chart - of credit creation as a percentage of GDP - tells you a lot about these four economies.

Credit creation is only up in Japan since 2007 - a product of stimulatory fiscal and monetary policy.

Meanwhile in the Eurozone things have all but broken down. It's still accurate to refer to the currency bloc as experiencing a "credit crunch".

The numbers come from a table tweeted by Pawel Morski.