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Business Briefing— Global


The entrepreneurs with an idea for a digital democracy, Johannesburg's downtown gets a facelift, and online purchases can now be on London doorsteps within 90 minutes.

Delib, Forever Bicycles, Rema 1000, Romano Ricci, Shutl

Empire of vegetables


The no-frills supermarket chain Rema 1000, owned by the Reitan family, controls 20 per cent of the food retail market in Norway. Last year it had a turnover of NOK1.8bn (€227m).

Power app


In a political age where the president of the United States has five million followers on Twitter, democracy is getting digital. “It’s about finding new ways to harness the collective intelligence of the people,” says Chris Quigley, co-founder of UK company Delib, a specialist in creating digital applications for…


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