Daily Archives: June 6, 2011

Football crowds chant. Rugby crowds sing. Racing crowds bet. As for cricket crowds, as I discovered yesterday at Lord’s, they like to discuss the finer points of English grammar. Read more

If I had the money, the energy and the know-how, I would now be buying Peruvian stocks. The Peruvian stock market has been suspended, following a 9% fall, provoked by the apparent victory of Ollanta Humala in the presidential election. Many investors are deeply suspicious of Humala, fearing that he is the Peruvian version of Hugo Chavez. The fact that he has promised a windfall tax on mining stocks has meant that those shares have fallen particularly sharply. Read more