30 Degrees outside and still I am blogging, quite sad really; despite the heat in the weather though the markets are in an even odder place for this time of year. Most of the City is on holiday and a full-blown crisis is brewing.
Markets in crisis - This is the Guardian's view and here is the Independent view.
City going strong - despite the wobble the Guardian has a nice puff piece here for the city.
Chinese poison our children - with dodgy toys, who would have guessed low prices meant low safety?
Health clubs not so healthy - Over-competition in the market and a tightening of consumer spending will be make Esporta the first of many to have problems.
BA execs still in the line of fire - Perhaps the witch hunt will start now. America as ever gets very protectionist when the companies involved are not American.
Hegde fund power - Old news, but a worthy reminded of who holds the power in the new world financial order.
Royal Mail fiasco - A good piece on the crazy goings on at the Royal Mail. Have you even noticed the recent strikes?
Inflation, UK interest rates to rise - No great surprise here, floods and oil price will push inflation up and interest rates will have to go to 6%, at least.
Sugar out - Reaction to the news of Amstrad being bought by Sky.
Sainsbury's sell-out - The store look sot get more money from the Qatari's.