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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

Waterside Expo: Helsinki

The Helsinki Swimming Stadium, originally earmarked for the 1940 Olympic Games, is a winning attraction in the Finnish capital. An oasis among lush lawns where residents come for relaxation and training – after the compu…

To integrate or to exclude: approaches to sustainable investing are in the spotlight. UBS analysts and experts from around the world share their insights into an area of increasing interest for institutional and individual…

The Philippines' post-Aquino prospects, Nikkei's take on its FT deal, and the tragic story of a trailblazing Taiwanese painter - in this week's Nikkei Asian Review

Article

Customs control

The world (yes, even the bits you know) is odder, quirkier and more downright bizarre than you might imagine. Come with us on a journey to discover where the emperor rules the calendar, Hush-hush Hannah is a star and the…

Article

Like riding a bike

Whether you want to wiggle through traffic or pedal off-piste and tackle rough terrain, your bicycle choice is of the utmost importance. From Italian-inspired city cycles to light-activity models, the two-wheelers of these…

Article

Pole position

Josh Fehnert reporting from Warsaw: With its flourishing food, design and cultural scenes and a growing sense of self-worth, the Polish capital is finally shaking off the spectre of communism and finding that its groove has…

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The Stack, 153

Saturday 1 August

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Saturday 1 August

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Saturday 1 August

We listen to some live music from Texan band Old 97’s. Plus: they talk to Andrew Mueller about their career to date and the enduring themes in their songs.

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Opinion

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Friday 31 July

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The Menu, 198

Friday 31 July

We visit Uruguay to ask the country’s beef-loving population whether they would consider having some vegetables on their menus. We also hear about Rio’s craft-beer bike-delivery service and sample a new spirit called Lan…

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The Briefing, 972

Friday 31 July

We discuss the diplomatic intrigue surrounding Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei’s UK visa, our man in Istanbul talks through the week’s top Turkish stories, Imke Henkel explains a journalistic treason case in Germany and Ben Page…

Opinion

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As current Uefa president Michel Platini announces he will run to replace Sepp Blatter as the head of Fifa, Steve Bloomfield takes a long look at the man who claims he’s ready and waiting to play the game.

All hail the saviour of world football, the knight in shining armour to lead us out of the dark, (allegedly) corruption-fuelled era of Sepp Blatter. A saviour has risen, promising a new dawn. Michel Platini, one of the…

Radio

The Globalist, 980

Friday 31 July

We discuss politics in Ukraine, urbanism in Sydney, business in Italy, retail in Japan and the future of kimchi. Plus: a review of the morning newspapers and a journey through Alaska.

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The Monocle Arts Review, 110

Friday 31 July

Film critic Anna Smith reviews the must-see films showing in cinemas this weekend: Disney Pixar’s latest venture ‘Inside Out’, a documentary about 93-year-old US fashion-icon Iris Apfel and all-action blockbuster ‘Mission…

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The Monocle Daily, 969

Thursday 30 July

We look at Alexis Tsipras’s attmpts to keep unison in his party post-economic disaster in Greece, ask what the future holds for Rome’s Fiumicino airport and assess pétanque’s chances of becoming an Olympic sport.

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The Urbanist, 198

Thursday 30 July

There’s a set of unspoken rules of conduct that make our cities tick: standing on the right on an escalator, properly tipping in a restaurant and behaving in a certain way on public transport. But how do people manage to…

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Midori House, 957

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Monocle’s executive editor Steve Bloomfield is joined by guests Nina Schick and Ivor Gaber to discuss the day’s top stories, from the growing migrant crisis in Europe to China’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Plus: we…

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