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September 2016

Get a move on – all you need to develop a business you care about. A 24-page Monocle guide for entrepreneurs, globally and locally minded creatives and anyone with a good idea who's looking for the perfect home.

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The time is now

Despite recent turbulence we know that there is always somewhere that’s up-and-coming and places whose doors are open to people who have fresh ideas. So what are you waiting for? Let’s explore.

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Sole charge

Londoners overwhelmingly want to remain in the EU. So what would happen if they did just that? We take a look at how the UK’s capital could make it a reality.

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Upward mobility

Cities around the world are easing freedom of movement to lure the best and most ambitious businesses. We profile the cities that are holding the doors open and meet the mobile entrepreneurs who accepted the invite.

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Open for business

Roberto Azevêdo, director-general of the World Trade Organisation, discusses the challenges facing international trade in the light of Trump’s grumbles and the fallout from Brexit.

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Reading the race

This year’s US presidential election has featured baffling twists and bewildering turns. We meet the correspondents tasked with explaining the inexplicable and translating the debate for their audiences at home.

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Light in the dark

German politician Henriette Reker was stabbed shortly before she became Köln’s new mayor – and just weeks later hundreds more women were assaulted. At a time of social and political unrest, can she give the city a glimmer…

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Americas briefing

There’s no love lost between journalists and politicians but at least Portland is in a caring, sharing mood.

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Asia briefing

Find out why Indonesia’s president flies Economy and why South Korea is cutting back on handouts.

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Fresh appeal

A poverty-stricken nation with the potential to become a global powerhouse, India’s greatest challenge is its biggest hope: can Modi harness the power of the youth?

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Business community: Good neighbours

Formerly quiet neighbourhoods all around the world are now resolutely booming thanks to entrepreneurial businesses whose vision has realised an area’s potential. We take a tour of three such districts where companies have…

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Shop floor: Seeing green

We check in with a US company that’s working to make homes more eco-friendly and an easygoing garden centre that’s blossoming thanks to its customer service. Their key to success? Having a clear goal.

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Work, eat & stay: Come on in

Hospitality heroes in Japan, the US and Spain, united by their willingness to take a risk on an inspired idea, talk us through their nascent ventures in F&B and the hotel business.

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Craft: Make it big

Becoming an entrepreneur is often about finding a niche in the market or just doing things a little bit differently. These three makers demonstrate how having a vision, the confidence to follow it through and the ability…

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Joyce Wang: Interior motives

Joyce Wang got her big break as a 27-year-old in Los Angeles, redesigning the interior of the Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard. After two years on the West Coast she moved back to her native Hong Kong in 2011, set up…

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Eureka moment: Changing fortunes

Monocle 24’s flagship business show ‘The Entrepreneurs’ now has a little brother: ‘Eureka’. Each week Daniel Giacopelli brings you one entrepreneur’s story, from early inspiration, through trials and tribulations to the…

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✕5 Essays

Good business means more than a glossy finish and a pithy mission statement. We speak to five founding figures about how best to build bridges and teams and the importance of being armed and ready when opportunity comes…

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Spirit of enterprise

As the first Suntory president selected from outside the Japanese drinks firm’s founding family, Takeshi Niinami has needed all his creativity and management guile to help the classic brand reach beyond its home market.

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