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Currencies direct: GBP/EUR exchange rate crashes as UK mini-budget triggers run on the pound before rebounding

AFTER stumbling through the second half of September, the pound euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate then collapsed at the end of the month following the...

WINTER OF DISCONTENT: Carbon emissions in Spain rise despite climate pledges

When I say a 'winter of discontent', I’m not referring to a scene from Shakespeare’s Richard III, but to the here and now. The stars...

GBP/EUR exchange rate crashes as UK mini-budget triggers run on the pound

AFTER stumbling through the second half of September, the pound euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate then collapsed at the end of the month following the...

Regaining ground: GBP/EUR exchange rate bounces off 19-month low amid extreme volatility

THE pound euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate fluctuated in a wide range through the first half of September, briefly touching a 19-month low before bouncing...

THE INDUSTRIALISATION OF SPAIN’S COUNTRYSIDE: CONCERN AS COMMUNITY SOLAR PROJECTS TURN MEGA

IT was described as ‘the first and only solar extracting and pumping station in Europe’ and, from the moment it was operational, it was...

James Bond inspired by iconic expat and British spy Alan Hillgarth who lived in Mallorca

The author confessed ‘the Bond character is a compound of all the secret agents I knew'

HOW LONG BEFORE ONE KILOWATT OF ELECTRICITY IN SPAIN COSTS €1?

THE thought that electricity could soon cost €1 a Kilowatt is frightening. We never thought fuel would be €1 a litre. Now it’s €2 a...

What do King Solomon, Andalucia’s Rio Tinto mines, NASA and Mars have in common?

One of the most common reactions to visiting the Rio Tinto mining complex is a comparison to a Martian landscape - and that’s not so far-fetched for a number of reasons

Don ‘Pijote’ and the Year of Lunching Dangerously

MARINES in Vietnam used to deal with the insanity around them by imagining that it wasn’t real life. It was an acid drenched inversion...

Climate change: When will we deal with the elephant in the room?

Eyes Wide Shut. NO not the 1999 Stanley Kubrick film starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. I refer to the inactivity of the world’s leaders...

Currencies Direct: GBP/EUR exchange rate firms on hawkish Bank of England rate hike bets

THE past couple of weeks has seen the pound to euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate fluctuate, before trending broadly higher in response to Bank of...

SANCHEZ HAS IT CRACKED: Or so Spain’s premier thinks when it comes to coping with global warming

WHEN it comes to talking about climate change, it is impossible to stay away from politics. They are completely intertwined. My recent columns have focused...

Interest rates are rising in Spain and Europe but, despite inflation, Euribor remains below 1%

THE Bank of Spain has confirmed that the 12-month Euribor closed July at a monthly average of 0.992%, compared to 0.852% in June. This continues...

Coming to a parlour near you: A taste of the ice-cream empire sweeping across Spain

WITH temperatures and temperaments running high it's time for ice cream. Having licked my way through several hundred gelati during my 1990’s stint in...

Beer today, gone tomorrow?: The history of cerveza in Spain

‘I drink beer when I have occasion …and sometimes when I have no occasion’ - Jack Gaioni agrees with Miguel de Cervantes

Net zero by 2050? Fact or fantasy?

Read on.You decide. But first of all let me explain the difference between two terms frequently bandied about - Net Zero and Carbon Capture. NET ZERO This...

EXPLAINED: When and how to make a ‘denuncia’ in Spain

Victoria Wright of ALBA Consultas explains what you need to know about filing a denuncia in Spain

ADVICE: What British citizens need to know if they’re getting a divorce in Spain

Victoria Wright of ALBA Consultas explains why it can be easier to divorce in the UK using a good advisor based in Spain

Taking a break: Staying in Marbella beats flying to the Maldives, sort of

AS I write this gentle reader I am on the second day of my holiday. Now, before you all chime in, with me living...

NO SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE: Just consider the facts – climate policy has failed.

THE central goal of climate policies is to reduce harmful emissions. Yet even with all of the international agreements of the last three decades...

SEEDS OF HISTORY: SCIENTISTS USING OLIVE SEEDS TO PROVE BIBLE STORIES

OLIVES and Spain! Spain and olives! It’s no surprise to those of us who live here that the two are virtually synonymous. Chances are...

FROM ABC TO UBC: DOES THIS SPELL TROUBLE FOR THE SPANISH REAL-ESTATE MARKET?

IN our current climate of instability, lots of people have lots of questions about the Spanish real estate market and what it means for...

Dramatic shifts: GBP/EUR exchange rate skyrockets amid Eurozone recession fears

The pound euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate saw some dramatic shifts in movement over the past two weeks amid fears of global recession, diverging central...

Boom time: Spain’s property market on the up with help from foreign buyers

Mark Stücklin of Spanish Property Insight explores how foreign buyers are fuelling a property boom in Spain.

Keep on moving: Marbella can be a dangerous drive

THE busy start to the summer, as tourists arrive in significant numbers, has already shown some worrying signs. The first of these has been online...

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