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September 2015

Beep, beep! Our survey of stealthy new start-ups and family firms. World exclusive: we talk the banger business and hedgehog funds with Japan's miniature success story — and a host of real characterful companies

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The Kurd way

For the first time in Turkey’s history, a pro-Kurdish party has won a place in the legislature. Peoples’ Democratic party’s leader Selahattin Demirtas expounds on his hopes for the coming years – and the challenges that lie…

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Chivalry isn't dead

The Sovereign Military Order of Malta is a 1,000-year-old institution that played a role in the Crusades and issues its own passports. Now it is fighting a very different battle: defending its honour as a paragon of Chr…

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In the slipstream

While Indonesia’s capital chokes with traffic pollution and bureaucracy, to the east Surabaya is following a fresher route to modernity. Find out why being a second city can put you in first place.

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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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Asia briefing

Tackling pollution in China and rebuilding Nepal's schools after April's earthquake.

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Americas briefing

The man who succeeded Hugo Chávez, plus race relations in the US and a red-letter day for Canada Post.

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Europe briefing

EU trade talks with the US turn prickly, plus the UK's Labour party's trials and tribulations.

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July/August

Is this your perfect match? We name the best places to call home. From handsome to just a little bit gritty, a ranking of the world's Top 25 Cities in our Quality of Life Survey. Monocle Global Report

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Urban renewal

What makes a busy city tick along? Here we outline some simple improvements we’d like to see shaping our metropolises into more inclusive places to live, from winding roads to rotating benches.

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x08 Essays

From architects and chefs to writers and directors, our contributors consider what draws them to their favourite cities and what quality of life means to them.

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Sports Expo

Sport and socialising are best combined. Monocle tried out three activities that value a friendly chat - and the odd beer - as highly as working up a sweat.

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Take the lead

Every city needs a leader – a reliable ruler to rally troops and respond to demands – but when his or her duties include diving into murky sewers, catching venomous snakes or working through the night, it can be tricky to…

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Oceania briefing

North Queensland puts the "town" back in Townsville, Sydney signage and hurricane-resistant housing in Fiji.

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Asia briefing

Seoul's new performing-arts centre, sustainable architecture in Shanghai and Japan's efforts to fill empty houses.

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Americas briefing

Drinking to San Antonio's success, on the buses in Curitiba and New York's small solution to a big problem.

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Urban growth

Cities are often seen as the flipside of nature: synthetic, sleek and sometimes a little bit impersonal. In fact, bringing elements of the wild into urban spaces has always been the hallmark of the well-thought-out city and…

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