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Inside Portugal’s tinned-fish industry
Tinned sardines are an icon of Portugal. We visit a family-run shop and one of the country’s last artisanal canneries to discover why sardines are cherished by the Portuguese, how the industry started back with Napoleon and what is driving the revival of canned fish. Discover more from the country with Portugal: The Monocle Handbook.
The time for Thailand
As the business world prepares to get moving again, here are 10 things that you might have missed about Thailand during the past 12 months. From its sunny disposition to its trade and innovation, quality of life and sustainable development, there’s much to look forward to on your next trip.
Yerevan’s open doors
We shine a spotlight on entrepreneurship in Armenia. Yerevan’s boulevards are lined with magnificent Soviet architecture but venture beyond the imperious façades and you’ll find a busy start-up scene and well-funded art centres. Armenia shows how a small nation can benefit from building strong ties to its powerful diaspora.
The Netherlands is a world leader in the horticulture industry and shows no sign of wilting. We visit a delicately orchestrated flower auction, a grower and a florist to unpack the challenges of this fragrant business.
Brooklyn Navy Yard
From urban farming to robotics, we take a tour around the Brooklyn Navy Yard to see how this vast shipyard has rebuilt its industry and community once more.
Making it in Jakarta
Indonesia’s bounteous resources make it the perfect place for entrepreneurs to set up camp. We meet four enterprising Jakarta residents, who tell us how they are taking advantage of the opportunities in this chaotic city.
MonocleUnlimited: What luxury means today
As smart global consumers become more discerning in their choices we are seeing the rise of a new and more thoughtful brand of luxury. We travel to Bali, Melbourne and Manchester to meet three businesses that are championing craftsmanship, provenance and originality in their luxury offerings.
Investing in Bavaria: Sydney special
Australia’s enterprising business community is known for spotting the best opportunities abroad – but Germany’s largest and most dynamic state, Bavaria, isn’t usually their first port of call. Invest in Bavaria set out to change this notion with Bytevaria, a lively panel discussion hosted by Monocle in Sydney. Monocle Films reports.
Spotlight on Bavaria
Bavaria is Germany’s largest and most dynamic state, combining industrial might with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Here, we take a tour through the Bundesland’s cities, towns and rural villages and discover a region that offers both quality of life and unparalleled business opportunities.
The Big Interview: Sergio P. Ermotti
Sergio P. Ermotti, group chief executive officer of UBS, speaks to Monocle's editor in chief Tyler Brûlé about what the bank's new direction means for its customers: loyalty, long-term performance and impeccable service.
Warsaw: Pole position
Warsaw’s dour-from-afar image is dispelling as a new generation of makers, restaurateurs and start-ups help to redefine Poland’s capital.
The perfect workplace
As employers increasingly acknowledge the quality of life of their workers, Monocle's Quality of Life Conference in Lisbon addressed the topic of the modern workplace. In this visual essay, Josh Fehnert explores what can be done to create offices that make clocking in a joy.
It's the largest and most important pit stop on the global toy calendar. Monocle films visits the Spielwarenmesse International Toy Fair in Nürnberg to meet the up-and-coming innovators and old-school stalwarts keeping the industry afloat.
The Texan energy capital has a huge oil-driven economy and business infrastructure. As it welcomes a growing number of entrepreneurs we document this changing city.