Hoping that CU is enjoying his weekend, here are a few articles that have caught my eye this weekend. Avoiding the obvious deluge of RBS stuff initially, we start with . . . a food’n’drink theme.
First, one you won’t want to read – trust me on this - John Prescott reveals his battle with bulimia (sic – or is that sick ?) in the Telegraph. No link – you’ll have to search it out for yourselves!
The Observer reckons that speculators are fuelling a bubble in global food costs. This is rubbish: as with oil and other commodities, it is fundamentals that drive price increases on that scale. We’ll be looking at this again at C@W in days to come.
Remember private equity ? The largest deal so far this year has been agreed: just a tenth of the size of the largest deal at this time last year – the Inde reports on how PE is conducting business in 2008.
Can’t entirely ignore the Big Story, so here are a few interesting angles. The Observer reports that