surinenglish

17:30

THE EURO ZONE

From bad to worse

The Spanish government has lowered its GDP growth forecast for Spain in 2018 from 2.6% to 2.3%

Mark Nayler

14:13

Nightmare

We spend so much time on urgent things that we don't spend enough of it on those which are important

HÉCTOR BARBOTTA

18:06

brit back

Holiday

Tourists pack the quaint and beautiful places in Britain during the summer

POLLY RODGER BROWN

17:58

The human factor

So many jobs and commercial and professional activities will disappear in favour of robots during the next decade

A. J. LINN

15:15

Eternal blame

Refusing to take responsibility for our errors has become something of an international sport of late

Peter Edgerton

15:14

THE EURO ZONE

Time-out

Catalan president Carles Puigdemont slowed down secession proceedings

Mark Nayler

13:18

Flying so low

The only surprising thing is that some people seemed to find Monarch's collapse surprising. It's anything but

PETER EDGERTON

13:14

THE EURO ZONE

What now?

The business world started to get nervous about the standoff between Spain's two leading cities during last week's events in Catalonia

Mark Nayler

15:01

What's going on in Spain?

It's autumn already, and after one of the most magnificent summers for Spain, Andalucía and Malaga in history as far as tourism is concerned, the industry is already thinking about next year

PEDRO LUIS GÓMEZ

14:56

Trapped

More than two million Catalonians feel trapped in Spain and thousands of British tourists have been stranded on the Costa del Sol

PABLO ARANDA

19:09

The lovers of invention

The beautifully counterintuitive form of thinking by Antonio Ibáñez de Alba involved in his invention of "water that it's impossible to drown in" led me to ponder other seemingly contradictory concepts

Peter Edgerton

18:54

That most difficult of exams

This year's Master of Wine exam saw 14 successful candidates, making a total of 369 in 29 countries

A. J. LINN

18:50

THE EURO ZONE

Only the beginning

It remains a mystery how Catalonia could split from Spain, even if a “yes” vote is returned in this Sunday's incendiary referendum, yet the region's business community is becoming nervous about possible effects of the protracted battle being fought between Catalonia and Madrid

Mark Nayler

11:41

The Euro zone

Going nuclear

It's difficult to tell, sometimes, which side of the Catalonian independence debate cares more about democracy

Mark Nayler