It is said that when Brazil lost to Uruguay in the final of the 1950 World Cup the entire nation mourned. The heartbreak was so profound that a name was created for the disaster – the “Maracanaço” – in much the same way as an earthquake or hurricane might be titled.
Such is the fundamental social importance of football in Brazil. And as might be expected of a cultural phenomenon of this scale, over the years Brazilian football has developed a unique language of its own. And it’s brilliant.
Here are 15 of the best Brazilian football expressions. Read More
We’ve all been in that situation where you unpack your suitcase at your hotel and realise you’ve forgotten a vital item. But thanks to inflated exchange rates and overseas card charges, how much could it really end up costing to re-purchase those items abroad?
We decided to take a look, and the results make for some eye watering figures…
The British Pound has been in the news a lot over the last few days. Its value has declined following the news that the Bank of England Governor, Mervyn King, voted to increase the size of its quantitative easing programme. Read More
Andy Haldane, an executive director of the Bank of England, has suggested that person-to-person lending services may well replace traditional bank lending. Read More