surinenglish

16:28

Paralysis

The usual slowing of demand in the tourism industry is not the worst part of an election year

Pilar Martínez

15:45

Facts machine

Having presented pub quizzes for twenty-one years does mean that you can usually come up with some distracting snippet of information if people start talking about something dull

Peter Edgerton

15:42

THE EURO ZONE

Take a (back) seat

The economy is likely to play second fiddle to the Catalan issue when the Spanish electorate go to the polls

Mark Nayler

14:31

THE BIGGER PICTURE

Stocks for the long run

Owning a participation in publicly traded businesses is a marriage not a dating experience

JEREMY BLATCH

14:30

Project fear

Sombreros off to a few enterprising wineries that have thoughtfully sent to the UK in January the equivalent quantity of wine they send in half a year

A. J. LINN

14:21

Oscar winner

In almost every field I can think of, from banks to mobile phone companies, from tradesmen to salespeople, the general level of incompetence is quite astonishing

Peter Edgerton

14:18

The world looks on

In recent years Spain has been scrutinised from abroad quite frequently and this week the ongoing Catalan independence issue has been thrown back into the international arena

Rachel Haynes

14:15

PET CARE

Road accidents and animals

As motorists we cannot control wild animals wandering on the road but we can control our speed and awareness when driving through the countryside

PETER HARRISON

14:14

the euro zone

Nobody wins

This will be the third general election in five years, a period that has been marked by political uncertainty and the increasingly toxic issue of Catalonia

Mark Nayler

16:57

food & drink

Gastro markets

This is a phrase that translates badly because these are not markets, neither are they 'gastronomic'

ANDREW J. LINN

16:55

THE EURO ZONE

Collateral damage

It looks as if the 2019 budget will end up the casualty of a remarkably stubborn Catalan independence movement

Mark Nayler

16:54

No alarms and no surprises

It appears that the financial crisis taught us precisely nothing and our unfettered desire for unnecessary stuff is once again being hungrily nurtured by our greedy chums down at the banks

Peter Edgerton

16:44

The Brexit paradox

Among the remaining 27 members, there is a notable unity of action to contain the damage; the country that will really suffer from the split is the one that leaves

JOSÉ M. DE AREILZA

18:33

Michelin claims

For a publication that has tiny sales figures, there is hardly a restaurant in the world that would not roll over on its back to be featured

ANDREW J. LINN

18:32

Don't blame Fortnite

A letter is circulating around schools in the Malaga area, warning that Fortnite is to blame for poor academic performance - could it be that schools and parents should shoulder the blame?

TXEMA MARTÍN