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Pulitzer-winning author Thomas Friedman on globalisation, how the Netherlands is capitalising on Brexit and Australia’s plans for growth.

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Mexico and Canada reveal their Nafta red lines, Sweden and Denmark feel the effects of war in Syria, and Namibia pins its hopes on uranium.

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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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The global economy is in trouble again: Europe is stagnant, China is slowing down and we still haven’t really recovered from 2008. Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield is joined by Tom Keene, the editor at large of ‘Bloomberg News’…

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Kingdom road

Relatively unscathed by turbulent recent history, Morocco is intent on building a modern economy driven by technology. It would be a unique regional feat but the changes needed to achieve it will test the limits of the…

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Oceania briefing

The Australian territories backing wind farms and the premier of Queensland on Labor’s surprise comeback.

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Bloom town

Matt Alagiah reporting from Addis Ababa: Once a byword for all that ailed African nations, Ethiopia is again playing to its eclectic strengths – and its booming capital is at the centre of the resurgence. Photographer Ben…

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Happy Valley

In just 30 years, Bhutan has gone from underdeveloped status to having the highest per capita GDP in South Asia. But does the march towards modernisation threaten its Gross National Happiness?

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Debate of the 51st state

Should they stay or should they go? Puerto Ricans dither about becoming fully part of the US or seeking independence. Meanwhile the economy wobbles. But finally there seems to be a way forward.

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In from the cold

The Arctic Circle is fast becoming a focal point for business, global energy needs and a few ambitious diplomats too. Monocle finds out why its people are feeling on top of the world.

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No magic carpet

Iran’s economic troubles have been well documented. But in the capital Tehran there is renewed hope that newly elected president Hassan Rouhani can ease Western sanctions and spark a turnaround in the failing economy.

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On the move

It’s not quite the return of the Ottoman Empire but Istanbul is set to be home to a new finance district and accompanying transport upgrades, including the world’s largest airport. Will this be a journey that results in a…

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Serbo-charged

Its disastrous wars of the 1990s left Serbia locked out while other former Eastern bloc nations enjoyed the European party. Now, as its creative and business talent discards nationalist fantasies, the world is catching on…

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