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Culture / Society

18 December 2014
Season's e-greetings

As the same-old uninspiring e-greetings do the rounds this Christmas, Monocle’s Edits editor Josh Fehnert considers the value of good old-fashioned ink and paper.

This week as the print deadline for Monocle’s February issue looms large and Santa’s sleigh careens ever closer for Christmas, I’ve discovered a grinchy new delight in questioning the value of the quick-fire e-greetings…

Josh Fehnert

London

Edits / Magazines

The Forecast

With cutting-edge commentary, long-form articles and fresh thinking from the Monocle editorial team, The Forecast is a new annual packed with key insights into the year ahead. Available now.

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RADIO HIGHLIGHTS

THE LATEST FROM M24

The Briefing — 18 Dec, 2014

Vladimir Putin gives his annual news conference.

The Globalist — 18 Dec, 2014

Analysis of Vladimir Putin’s annual address to the press.

The Monocle Daily — 17 Dec, 2014

Why high-speed rail in Serbia and Hungary is coming from China.

Midori House — 17 Dec, 2014

Are we looking at a new chapter in US-Cuba relations?

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Krug Lovers

Each Krug Lover has their own special story which makes them unique, but they all share Krug's philosophy: a passion for creativity, dedication to their art and a hedonistic streak that makes them stand out. We invite you…

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THE MAGAZINE

From soft power to film beds: top nations, hotels and design. Monocle gets out its clipboard and sharpens its pencil to rank the key players in everything from diplomacy to aviation - a Monocle special

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Lessons from 2014: we wrap up a good year for cities with Monocle correspondents based in Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo. Plus, a report on Toronto’s laneways and a look at what might be the biggest change to hit city roads in…

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The Briefing, 811

Thursday 18 December

We unpick the content of Vladimir Putin's annual news conference and our Brussels correspondent looks ahead to today’s gathering of EU leaders. Plus we review the North American papers.

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Alpino 2014

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With winter in full flow, Monocle's Alpino edition braves the cold to bring you an in-depth report on Nato's cold-weather combat team, the world's best ski-lodges and what to do in the event of an avalanche, plus a whole…

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Culture / Society

Season's e-greetings

Thursday 18 December

As the same-old uninspiring e-greetings do the rounds this Christmas, Monocle’s Edits editor Josh Fehnert considers the value of good old-fashioned ink and paper.

This week as the print deadline for Monocle’s February issue looms large and Santa’s sleigh careens ever closer for Christmas, I’ve discovered a grinchy new delight in questioning the value of the quick-fire e-greetings…

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Affairs

The Globalist, 819

Thursday 18 December

Tonia Samsonova and Sarah Lain preview Vladimir Putin’s annual address to the press, we assess the demise of the sleeper train in Europe, and find out about the world’s largest floating Christmas tree.

Global

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Affairs

The Monocle Daily, 813

Wednesday 17 December

We discuss the next steps for the US and Cuba’s diplomatic relations, learn how China inked a deal with Serbia and Hungary to bring high-speed rail to those nations, and get the latest news from Latin America.

Global

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Business

The Entrepreneurs, 166

Wednesday 17 December

We peruse the Turkish retail and hospitality scenes in Portland, Eden Collinsworth discusses her new book I Stand Corrected, Asi Sharabi of Lost my Name explains the service’s personalised children’s books, we meet the…

Global

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Affairs

Midori House, 806

Wednesday 17 December

As a new chapter in US-Cuban relations appears to be emerging, Jeffrey Kofman and Michael Binyon discuss it and today’s other top stories. We also find out why Australians aren’t so keen on domestic cinema, and review the…

Global

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Culture

Monocle Presents, 15

Wednesday 17 December

A fresh selection of new tracks chosen by guest DJs and friends of Monocle 24 from around the world.

Global

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Affairs

The Briefing, 810

Wednesday 17 December

We discuss the reaction of Pakistan’s prime minister Nawaz Sharif to yesterday’s massacre by the Taliban at a Peshawar school, learn what might be on the agenda as Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko visits Poland, and get…

Global

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Affairs / Economics

Free fall

Wednesday 17 December

As the tumbling rouble puts Russia in crisis, Monocle’s foreign editor Steve Bloomfield reflects on how’s Putin’s actions are finally catching up with him.

Who knows how far the rouble will have fallen by the time you read this. Russia’s collapsing currency is a fitting end-note to a chaotic year in which the unpredictable actions of one man in a red castle have had more…

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Affairs

The Globalist, 818

Wednesday 17 December

We discuss Turkey’s crackdown on the press, learn if South Korea’s transport ministry might penalise Korean Air, and hear why 15,000 people marched in Dresden against the “Islamification” of Germany.

Global

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The Monocle Daily, 812

Tuesday 16 December

As the rouble tumbles we look at what options Russia has to stop its economy from tanking, we also hear from Lithuania as it prepares to retire the lita in favour of the euro, and assess the presidential chances of Jeb Bush…

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