surinenglish

13:15

the euro zone

Swap?

Perhaps there is a hidden reason that Spain is reluctant to extradite the French-Italian whistleblower Hervé Falciani just now

Mark Nayler

13:12

If you tolerate this

It works like this: if you eat something and it makes you feel really bad, avoid it in the future

Peter Edgerton

13:09

Politicians playing Fortnite

A country still suffering from the financial crisis, poverty, unemployment, and above all with its territorial unity under threat, has to put up with its legitimately-elected representatives quarrelling as if they were in a school playground

MANUEL CASTILLO

17:11

Worth complaining

Most restaurants are prepared to do almost anything to assure customer satisfaction

ANDREW J. LINN

17:10

Visitors

Virtually nobody is taking a good look at another sort of visitor, who instead of coming in an immigrant boat, comes in a high-end car, and who really does present a problem

Héctor Barbotta

17:09

A precedented situation

Prime minister Pedro Sánchez has stated that he's open to "dialogue" with the secessionists, but only a dialogue that results in Catalonia remaining part of Spain

Mark Nayler

17:07

Me, you and Julio

I've always quite liked Julio Iglesias; even as a recalcitrant youth when most of my chums were wearing Black Sabbath patches on their far-too-small denim jackets

Peter Edgerton

16:41

Future wine

None of expected upcoming developments sound very exciting; in fact they sound boring

ANDREW J. LINN

16:39

Fussy galore

Nobody likes a fuss pot, do they?

Peter Edgerton

16:20

The bubble deflates

The minus sign has appeared in front of the most important tourism statistics on the Costa del Sol at the height of summer, after three consecutive years of record-breaking figures

Pilar Martínez

16:18

the euro zone

We're back, baby

Spain's foreign visitor levels fell for the first time since 2009, but where did these holidaymakers go instead?

Mark Nayler

18:58

THE BIGGER PICTURE

Heads you win, tails I lose

During the past 30 years it has been easy to make money in bonds, as interest rates have declined to historic lows. This is no longer the case

JEREMY BLATCH

18:57

The Euro zone

Digging deep

Digging up Franco is the necessary first stage of a much more challenging task - but can Pedro Sánchez pull it off?

Mark Nayler

18:55

Confidence tricks

A perfectly weighted put-down is sometimes what fledgling performers need

Peter Edgerton

18:51

Colours

This week, the last in August, has been a colourful if not eventful one

Rachel Haynes