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Yamato Transport is the largest parcel-delivery service in Japan – but it’s also so much more. Its president, Yutaka Nagao, tells us that understanding his customers’ needs is why the brand has stayed on the right track.

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Indonesia may be known for its shopping-mall culture but a growing number of businesses are choosing new ways to reach consumers. We visit five innovative entrepreneurs thinking outside the air-conditioned box.

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All around the world, ambitious entrepreneurs are starting out in business, all with different visions and set-ups but one crucial thing in common: good ideas. From a dog walker in Australia to delivery vans in Singapore…

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Sunny outlook

During the monsoon season Oman’s second city turns into a lush oasis in the heart of the Arabian desert. It is ripe for discovery – and ready to give its Gulf neighbours some competition in the year ahead.

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Speedy rail links connecting the Baltics, the first nuclear-power reactor in the UAE and a sea port in Pakistan that is open for business: all are headline projects but will they work?

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Despite the rise of Airbnb striking fear into the hearts of hoteliers, small independent hotels can co-exist with the homestay giant – but they have to be smart about it.We highlight a few intelligent examples and look to…

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In association with The Platinum Card® from American Express Miami’s warm weather and sandy beaches make it an ideal holiday location. But there’s more happening here than merely fun in the sun. The city is packed with…

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One step ahead

The new year brings new opportunities – if you know where to look. With our tips and foresight and a little forward planning you’ll be in prime position to ring in the business changes.

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The Netherlands’ fourth-largest city is attracting young entrepreneurs in droves. They come for a slower pace of life and to work in one of Europe’s friendliest and best-connected mini hubs.

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Retail renewal

Storied department store Engelhorn has clothed generations of Mannheim shoppers. Its top-drawer displays are enticing new visitors – and offering them an all-round experience.

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Healthy trade

Bulent Eczacibasi heads the industrial group with a focus on pharmaceuticals that bears his family name – and he’s been creative to maintain success. In London for the Design Biennial, he tells us why patronage is key to…

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Being the head of a toy company is most people’s dream job but keeping up with rapid changes in technology and staying ahead of your rivals is not all fun and games. Monocle visits Japan, Canada and Germany to meet the…

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