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Change for good

Big improvements can often come from small adjustments to our behaviour. So how can we ensure that we do things better? We asked 20 thinkers – from authors and professors to artists and architects – for their take.

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Back in business

Despite the political challenges tainting its name in the West, Myanmar is making steady economic progress – thanks, partly, to new-found friends.

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Economy

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

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Economy

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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Taking stock

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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6 February 2016

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

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.

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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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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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Boom and Gloom

2 December 2013

Kashgar may look like just another Chinese boomtown but the city is riven with ethnic tensions. Monocle visits a frontier where tradition is clashing with change.

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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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