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February 2009

On the rocks? Iceland’s race to recover. From Reykjavik, a special report on a looming mass exodus and the people fighting to keep the country afloat.

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Safe option

New York’s JFK terminal 3 is bulking up on security equipment to fight terrorism – and catch people who forgot to throw away their water bottle. And it’s not the only airport doing so – providers of this technology are…

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Inventory no.20

Among our favourite products found on our travels are the Amadana mobile phones and a foldable, full-size bike.

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Briefing

Yves Saint Laurent's final show stoppers, and is the writing on the wall for Urban Art?

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Observation

While you’ve been easing into the New Year we’ve been minding the shop – literally. That’s why we think governments left wondering how to stimulate consumer spending should try creating a new merchant class that’s focused…

Global

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What crisis?

While bankers on Wall Street continue to sweat and plan new career moves, their colleagues in Beirut are literally counting their good fortunes. Book publishers in London and armoured car manufacturers in Bogotá are also…

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The Hills are alive

This tree-lined street in Sydney’s Surry Hills led the neighbourhood’s transformation from a quiet, run-down suburb into a cool shopping destination with a real sense of community. Bourke Street is at the centre of the…

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Dark horizons

The collapse of Iceland’s banks is sending shock waves through the nation. Job losses and mortgage increases are common complaints on the streets of Reykjavik. But though the mood is bleak, some creative Icelanders are…

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What's in store

In tough economic times, shops will need something special to keep customers. Monocle’s new star retailers are a supermarket with a concierge, a childrenswear store with staff chosen for their childcare skills, and a boo…

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Expo 20: All at sea

The South Koreans have become the globe’s most successful shipbuilders – the country is home to the three biggest shipyards in the world, all based around the port of Busan. That’s great when the global economy is in full…

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Frozen assets

Only a year ago, savers from Europe were pouring money into Icelandic banks, looking to capitalise on high interest rates. Now the banks are bust and the nation’s identity is shaken. On page 19 Monocle travels to Reykjavik…

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My last meal: Mathias Dahlgren

Celebrated Swedish chef Mathias Dahlgren enjoys preparing complex dinners at work but likes to keep things simple in his free time. For the setting of his last meal, he would choose the quiet Nyckelviken forest just outside…

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Europe briefing

What Finland's president, Tarja Halonen, has in her motorcade, why Russia's building boom has hit the brakes, and how the Vatican is doing its bit in the fight against climate change.

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Briefing travel

Park Hyatt's Palas coup in Istanbul, China's regional jet makes its inaugural flight and our Milanese travel itinerary. Plus, the man who's sure this is the time to start a new airline in Brazil.

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Chip off the old block

Rønning Ski has produced wooden skis in the village of Skotterud in Norway since 1936. While other manufacturers die out, switch to fibreglass or move to China, Rønning keeps modernising the wooden ski and finding new fans…

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Asia briefing

Urban farming in Japan, Korea's mission to put its cuisine on the map, and farewell to to Cambodia's "bamboo" railways.

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Going solo

Frida Hyvönen is a singer-songwriter with an intimate understanding of the grand piano and the great outdoors. Monocle went backstage with the Swedish chanteuse in Paris as she prepared to play songs from her new record,…

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Inner North Portland

Long overshadowed by Seattle and San Francisco, Oregon’s largest city has achieved its own renown for an outdoors lifestyle, environmental emphasis and clichéd-but-real mania for coffee, beer, food and wine. North Portland…

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Americas briefing

Our new column from Washington on President Obama's administration, plus baseball-mania in Nicaragua and the Dane who is making NYC more cycle-friendly.

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Box fresh

Nine years ago, TV in Pakistan was decades behind India, with just two – state-run – channels and output that was mainly government propaganda. Today its mix of drag divas and campaigning reporters is challenging the old…

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Home rescue

On a visit to the southern Japanese prefecture of Saga, New York restaurateur Mikio Shinagawa was appalledby the destruction of the region’s traditional houses. He set about saving and restoring them, and has even managed…

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