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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.
This is Chengdu
We land in the capital of Sichuan province in China for a tour of its delights, from spicy hotpot to leafy neighbourhoods.
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.
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.
MonoclePictet: The Entrepreneurs Series, Barcelona
In this edition of The Entrepreneur series, in partnership with Monocle, we meet with Barcelona-based entrepreneurs who are giving the city a boost: from successful family stalwarts to new upstarts shaking up the status quo.
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.
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.
Now You See It
From a simple concept - the roll-out and upkeep of municipal street furniture in exchange for control of the advertising - JCDecaux elevates the unnoticed essentials of urban life. Monocle discovers how it helps cities run in style.
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.
Baselworld Watch Fair 2013
Baselworld is the biggest event on the watchmaking calendar, attracting leading players and emerging names from the world of timekeeping. Monocle drops in to preview the latest horological finery.
A centre of perfume making for centuries, the town of Grasse in the South of France is holding on to its reputation as fragrance capital of the world by developing new technology alongside time-honoured traditions.