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June 2013

Transport Special: Get a move on! How to get the world on the road. The visionaries, mavericks and clever types rethinking how to get you from A to Z by train, boat, plane and the odd trike too.

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Expo 64: Taxi!

Hail a cab from a Tokyo taxi firm whose white-gloved drivers are drilled everyday in what to say to customers, how to clean their cars and how to take real pride in their job.

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A press for change

As editor-in-chief of ‘El País’, Javier Moreno has made it his publication’s responsibility to drive social reform on a national level as well as maintain an international standing as the foremost Spanish-language newspaper…

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Home zone

Some of Japan’s best assets are its architects and designers, and their know-how is ripe for exporting. A new exhibition in Tokyo showcases the best ideas for the house of the future.

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New World Order

Adrian Cheng is CEO of one of Hong Kong’s largest businesses, with fingers in all kinds of pies. But, he says, it’s easy juggling responsibility when you have the right team supporting you.

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The best of time

The trade fair that takes place in Switzerland each spring showcases the latest in watch-making design and this year, the venue itself was one of the real stars of the show.

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Serbo-charged

Its disastrous wars of the 1990s left Serbia locked out while other former Eastern bloc nations enjoyed the European party. Now, as its creative and business talent discards nationalist fantasies, the world is catching on…

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To lathe ’n’ dye in LA

In a city untroubled by a reputation for putting quality before surface sheen, a quiet revolution is taking place as manufacturing workshops flourish once more. Monocle visits the LA makers who are reviving the artisan…

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Thanks for the rides

Work is fun, literally, for Italian firm Zamperla, which has been making fairground rides big and small since the 1960s for places ranging from Coney Island to Pyongyang. Monocle fastens its seatbelt.

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Saint-Gilles

With its beautiful, spacious art nouveau houses and cosmopolitan feel, Saint-Gilles is proving a draw for those looking for fresh pastures.

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Looking on the bright side

Identifying positives in the wake of the Iraq war is a difficult task at best. Yet the music, journalism, art and television shows emerging from the Kurdish city of Sulaymaniyah suggest that optimism can be found if you…

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Europe Briefing

Sticky situations in Bashkortostsan, the height of anxiety in Seville, and election excitement in Albania.

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Giant leap

Dutch company Gazelle has been making beautiful bicycles since 1892. As the firm pedals into the 21st century with technical upgrades and a move into e-bikes, Monocle was talked through the tried and tested methods of a…

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Americas briefing

Why Argentina's president leaves the Boeing at home, why Chile is feeling British and why Brazilian admen are feeling relieved.

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