Affairs

The Monocle Daily, 949

Thursday 2 July

Days after Colombia’s Farc rebels bombed an oil pipeline and said they’ll step up attacks on the security forces, we ask what hope remains for the peace process. Plus, we’ll hear about a state-owned media sell-off in Serbia…

Global

Affairs

The Urbanist, 194

Thursday 2 July

Hear about the corners in our cities. Find out about what makes the perfect corner shop, the superb grid design of Eixample in Barcelona, London’s very own Speakers’ Corner and the most iconic corner building of all, The…

Global

Affairs

Midori House, 937

Thursday 2 July

We debate whether the UK should bomb Isis in Syria, ask what the UN’s new heightened level of humanitarian emergency in Yemen means for that country and try to decipher the Greek referendum ballot paper.

Global

Affairs

The Briefing, 951

Thursday 2 July

We check in with our correspondent in Athens and our editor-in-chief in northern Italy, explore American diplomacy in Latin America, look at the legacy of Nike co-founder Phil Knight and discuss a US investigation into…

Global

Affairs / Transport

End of the road

Thursday 2 July

Robert Bound toasts one of Britain’s best-known automotive models that has been taken out of production.

Well, that’s the end of an era. Bon voyage, the Land Rover, the best old bit of muddy-axled, boxy, agricultural engineering the world has ever seen. Want a new one? You’re too late. A couple of days ago the deadline passed…

Collaboration / Automotive

BMW i x Monocle

July 2015

For BMW, sustainability is not just a buzzword: it’s a mission statement. The BMW i3 embodies everything that distinguishes BMW’s approach; that includes the very first stages of production through to the recyclability of…

Global

Affairs

The Globalist, 959

Thursday 2 July

We discuss the latest developments in Greece, explore China's new security laws, get today’s business news from Shanghai, look at the future of Donna Karan and review the morning newspapers.

Global

Culture

The Monocle Arts Review, 89

Thursday 2 July

Fleur Macdonald, editor of The Omnivore literary website reviews two novels: Louis de Bernières’ latest, ‘The Dust that Falls From Dreams’ and Algerian writer Kamel Daoud’s debut ‘The Meursault Investigation’, which picks…

Global

Affairs

The Monocle Daily, 948

Wednesday 1 July

After Greece fails to pay money owed to the IMF, we ask what happens to states that defy the Fund. We also turn to Puerto Rico, which has kept default at bay by making payments due today, but remains far from free of debt…

Global

Business

The Entrepreneurs, 194

Wednesday 1 July

A special episode on the future of hospitality featuring Greg Marsh of Onefinestay, Miguel McKelvey of WeWork and Robert Warman of Langham Hospitality Group.

Global

Affairs

Midori House, 936

Wednesday 1 July

We analyse the announcement by Barack Obama that the US will reopen its embassy in Cuba, get the latest on the Greek debt debacle and learn why China wants more influence in the world’s banking system.

Global

Affairs

The Briefing, 950

Wednesday 1 July

We discuss the latest developments in Greece, talk border controls in Denmark, explore what the Heathrow runway announcement means for other large travel hubs and our man in Singapore explains the relaunch of The Straits…

Global

Affairs / Technology

Silicon solutions?

Wednesday 1 July

Daniel Giacopelli, presenter of ‘The Entrepreneurs’, on how not to digitise your country’s economy.

You’re the newly hired fresh face in the cabinet of Country X. Your central concerns: economic growth, innovation, building the business portfolio. We’ll assume you’ve been plucked from a forward-thinking start-up and…

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