Two articles yesterday here in Europe should give those of you in the US a peek at headlines to come there... Ah, the end of a grand worldwide game of musical chairs. Textbook financial mania (always followed by the textbook panic and crash). And remember, the rush to cash can be fierce.
For Brits fantasising about sipping sangria while watching the value of their Spanish holiday-home soar, the dream is over. After five years of double-digit growth, house prices rose by a relatively modest 9 per cent in 2006 and are expected to slow dramatically this year.