"the economic vice, Elena Salgado, has traveled to London to soothe investor sentiment"

Yep, but it's free, courtesy of Google Translate, and still substantially better than the work of many professional translators. It's also fun (FT's Alphaville blog is fast-moving cabaret) and not inappropriate to the crackpot tone adopted by José Blanco in the Spanish original.

The last few days' translation classic was also delivered by the Spanish government, Davos not apparently being prepared for a world leader limited to mouthing platitudes in a language few could understand:

God knows what will happen to the Greeks, but by looking reasonably competent in comparison with Zapatero Papandreou may have given them some much-needed breathing space.

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