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Garlic: the wonder food

SPAIN is the seventh biggest garlic producer in the world with an average of 142,400 tonnes per year. Garlic is very much a part...

33% of households struggle to make ends meet

THREE out of 10 Spanish have difficulties stretching their income to the end of the month. Four out of 10 don’t have the capacity...

Turkish, but no delight

U.S. officials have told Turkish bankers that they should reconsider their travel plans if they persist in trading with Iran. Citing internationalRead more: http://ewnbusiness.com/252/turkish-but-no-delight
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End of an era

Dave and Doreen of The London Inn Cala Bona have hung their pumps up to dry and retiring this year, the doors close after...
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Just say no

MY name is Vicki McLeod and I am a stationeryaholic. There, my dirty little secret is out. I can’t go past a paperleria without wanting...

Having puppies (Part III)

After a bitch has been mated, one has 63 days to do more reading and thinking. Laced within these thoughts about the precious little darlings...

Black cats are ‘lucky’ after all

HALLOWEEN conjures images of mysterious black cats that cross paths and bring bad luck. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Among the cat...

Don’t count on a handbag to become a richer person

THE simple way to make a fortune, according to the findings of reports, is to be at the sharp end of things when a...

Russians in Love with the Island of Love

SUCH is Russian interest in Cyprus that the recent visit by Russian Federation President Dmitry Medvedev is causing great excitement. Russian strategy appears to...

The (Cowboy) customer is king

WHEN we think of cowboy operators we think of those in the building and allied trades: In my experience they are far from being...
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Toshiba Camileo SX900

THE swanky  Camileo SX900 palm-sized Full HD camcorder by Toshiba has a flip-out LCD, eight megapixel photos and a 9x optical zoom. It also features...

Microsoft is patching up vulnerabilities

MICROSOFT has issued their biggest-ever security fix. It will include repairs to the Windows operating system and Internet browser to eliminate flaws that currently allow...

Elegant homes from just €44.85m!

WHILE global property markets continue to show lacklustre in general, three properties just released in London are creating exciting interest among would-be buyers. ...

Predatory instincts in dogs

MOST dogs have a natural predisposition for some predatory behaviour based on their evolutionary pasts. The wolf is the dogs’ closest living relative, and is...

Spain feels the pinch

SPAIN as a nation is worse off in cash terms than Lebanon, the Czech Republic, Indonesia, Poland and even Nigeria! This perhaps startling discovery...
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Despicable Me

Despicable Me is an American computer-animated comedy film from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment. The films stars the voice talents of Steve Carell, Jason Segel,...

Eduardo Garcia Moreno – Repsol YPF

It is now the 15th largest petroleum refining company, according to the Fortune Global 500 list, employing over 40,000 people worldwide and aRead more:...
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The De Clerambault Code

Laura Hill appears to have everything: a successful career, a group of close friends. Then suddenly, impulsively she embarks on a passionate relationship with...

Michelle Obama moves fashion markets

AS a First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama is unique in the way in which she can single handily effect the stock...

Always shop around and ask questions

A USEFUL spot check for those requiring the services of a financial consultant includes brushing up on your fiscal skills. The mostRead more: http://ewnbusiness.com/249/always-shop-around-and-ask-questions

Next door plots so unneighbourly

Q. My villa has three empty / undeveloped lots on the south side. They are densely overgrown with bamboo and trees to aRead more:...

The weakest links 60% of countries bankrupt

WITHIN fifty years 60 per cent of the world’s economies will be worthless and downgraded to ‘junk’ status. If they were businesses ratherRead more:...

A history of Moorish Spain – (Part 3)

BORN in Toledo in 788AD Abd ar-Rahman II became Umayyad Emir of Cordoba after the death of his father Al Hakam I in...

Another over-stuffed pontificating pillock

FOOTBALL must be the only business in existence that, when finding itself up to its eyeballs in debt, increases the wages of its employees. If...