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Stora Enso x Monocle

Dating back to the 13th century, Scandinavian company Stora Enso is a heritage brand at the cutting edge of the paper industry. Working with foresters to provide paper for some of the world’s most prestigious publishers,…

Film

Retail special: tea emporiums

The perfect hot drink is not always an espresso or a flat white: more and more specialty stores around the world are opening their doors to tea aficionados in search of the perfect brew. Monocle Films visits three emporiums…

This week we’re considering how Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are shaping up in another tough year for emerging-market economies.

World markets brace for more China-triggered turbulence, the Koreas dial down the tension, and electric trikes nudge tuk-tuks aside - in this week's Nikkei Asian Review.

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Ready for a close-up

As Globo, Brazil’s most powerful broadcaster, celebrates its 50th birthday, there are whispers of it becoming a monopoly. With its coverage of next year’s Olympics high on the agenda, we paid a visit to find out how it…

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Older and wiser

Japan has an ageing popluation, which makes innovative nursing home Ebino Ryofuen a welcome presence. That said, a lot of countries would benefit from a little more respect for their elders.

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Breaking the ice

Having overcome cultural preconceptions, competitive figure skater Zahra Lari is sharpening her skates as she trains in advance of 2018 to become the first athlete from the Gulf to compete in the Winter Olympics.

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Hair today, gone tomorrow

Friday 28 August

Monocle’s Tomos Lewis brings us his view of the general election campaign in Canada so far.

So mystery solved. Donald Trump doesn’t wear a toupee. Speaking at a campaign rally in Greenville, South Carolina on Thursday, Donald Trump addressed the issue head-on – if you’ll pardon the pun.

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The Globalist, 1000

Friday 28 August

We ask how Hungary is addressing the arrival of migrants in Budapest, as people seeking a new life in Europe gather in “transit zones” at the city’s train stations. We also look at Russia’s plans for a Hollywood-style walk…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 130

Friday 28 August

Cinema gets musical this week as we review ‘Straight Outta Compton’, the biopic about California hip-hop group NWA, and new EDM flick ‘We Are Your Friends’. We also discuss the re-issue of Michelangelo Antonioni’s romantic…

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The Monocle Daily, 989

Thursday 27 August

As talks between Venezuela and Colombia fail to reopen the border, we get the latest from Bogotá. We also find out how New Orleans has rebuilt and rebranded, 10 years on from hurricane Katrina. Plus: we assess how Caroline…

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The Urbanist, 202

Thursday 27 August

How does a remote city such as Reykjavik mark its spot on the map? Listen in as we chat to the mayor of Reykjavik, Dagur Eggertsson; find out how the city’s bookstores are bringing the community together and why geothermal…

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Midori House, 977

Thursday 27 August

As the White House tries to find a new way to react to yet another grotesque gun crime, Mary Dejevsky and Michael Goldfarb give their take on whether this incident is any different to the many others that took place before…

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The Briefing, 991

Thursday 27 August

After two journalists are shot live on air in the US, we ask how one reports the story without glamorising the act. Plus, we find out why some analysts have suggested that Turkish nationals could be involved in last week’s…

Opinion

Sayonara, Okura

Thursday 27 August

It’s finally time to say goodbye to Hotel Okura in Tokyo. Fiona Wilson laments the closure of this much-loved 1960s architectural gem.

After months of anticipation, it’s finally time to say goodbye to Hotel Okura in Tokyo. The main wing of this much-loved hotel, built in 1962, will close next week, ahead of its demolition. We’ve been talking and thinking…

Radio

The Globalist, 999

Thursday 27 August

As the Indian city of Ahmedabad is brought to a standstill over protests for more jobs and college places, we hear about caste inequality in the state of Gujarat. Plus we discuss the rising militarisation of Australia’s…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 129

Thursday 27 August

We raid the bookshelf with Parul Sehgal, editor at ‘The New York Times Book Review’. Up for discussion are Steve Silberman’s exploration of the treatment of autism in ‘Neurotribes’, Ottessa Moshfegh’s ‘Eileen’ and Jonathan…

Radio

The Monocle Daily, 988

Wednesday 26 August

As Serbia and Kosovo reach an agreement, we examine what each has gained from the deal and how this places both states closer to the European Union. Then, we turn our focus to the US presidential elections and see how Latin…

Radio

The Entrepreneurs, 202

Wednesday 26 August

We talk to entrepreneurs and innovation experts Martin Amor and Alex Pellew about their new book ‘The Idea In You’, a toolkit for taking an idea and turning it into a business. We also meet Lorenzo Curci, who explains why…

Radio

Midori House, 976

Wednesday 26 August

Special guests Raffaello Pantucci and Sebastian Borger join Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield to discuss the day’s top news, from Europe’s migrant crisis and Republican China-bashing to the UK’s Iraq war inquiry and Nato/Russian…

Radio

The Briefing, 990

Wednesday 26 August

As the US and Turkey work through the fine print of a deal to include Turkey in the fight against Isis, our Istanbul bureau chief reflects on the extent of any agreement. We also look to Zimbabwe after President Mugabe…

Opinion

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Wednesday 26 August

As New York’s mayor considers a radical way to control panhandlers in Times Square, Megan Billings considers what this would mean for the city.

Last week New York’s mayor Bill de Blasio made headlines by entertaining a proposal to remove the pedestrian plaza from Times Square. The mayor, along with the state’s governor and police chief Bill Bratton, has been rem…

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