ROGUE TRADER: FOOTBALL SPECIAL
What's happening this week ...
Sunday 25 April 1999
Results from PPL Therapeutics - soaring Mad Scientist biotech company that owns the licence to clone mice, is developing pig-cloning, and generally makes Monsanto look like Mary Poppins. Football angle is its drugs division with performance enhancement possibilities and long-shot plan to mingle genes of Pele, Ronaldo, George Best and Nobby Stiles to clone world's first GM football ace.
Morgan Grenfell Latin America annual results. Huge potential for investing in Brazilian strikers and dirty but effective Argentine mid-fielders. Global trade figures published. Beware distortions due to import of Dutch centre-halfs costing the same as used jumbo jets, and massive capital flows from heavy Singaporean betting on fixed matches in Norwegian second division. CBI survey. Economic boom thanks to scheme to build fifth London airport terminal at Craven Cottage as part of al-Fayed plan for Fulham FC.
IMF spring meeting on world economy. Suggest liquidate World Bank gold reserves so Manchester City can buy players to get them back into the Premier League.
Allied Domecq to issue interim figures. Not a club in the Portuguese league, but a booze and doughnut firm. So Paul Merson and Paul Gascoigne could sign. WH Smith also to issue figures. The company is mucking about with the internet and negotiating with Virgin over record sales. It ought to stick to selling football mags. Unilever first-quarter figures. Badly hit by better football pitches, less mud and less demand for soap powder. EU industry ministers meet in Luxembourg. Pretty dull: they'd be better off debating if Andy Cole's first touch is really good enough for a world-class player.
Nationwide building society April house price news. Expect the usual hype. More interesting is the Nationwide League.
- 1 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 2 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 3 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 4 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 5 HSBC closes bank accounts belonging to Muslim clients in the UK
A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK
Sabina Altynbekova, the girl branded 'too good looking' for volleyball, says social media obsession with her is a 'bit much'
Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
Drew Barrymore’s sister Jessica found dead in her car surrounded by 'dozens of white pills'
'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
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