Increasing anti-globalisation attitudes in the US could spell trouble for trade relations. Global cooperation is needed if any economy is to progress over the next four years

Learning to love a multipolar world

Increasing anti-globalisation attitudes in the US could spell trouble for trade relations. Global cooperation is needed if any economy is to progress over the next four years

Tokyo is often misrepresented in popular culture, when in reality it offers a rare combination of culture, history and tradition that modern society

The Tokyo the world needs

Tokyo is often misrepresented in popular culture, when in reality it offers a rare combination of culture, history and tradition that modern society

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Issues of fair trade continue to plague global relations, with many key players now applying antidumping duties on foreign imports in order to level the playing field

Global free trade still has many hurdles left to overcome

Issues of fair trade continue to plague global relations, with many key players now applying antidumping duties on foreign imports in order to level the playing field

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By rejecting key financial fundamentals, Venezuela’s economy has descended into chaos. The country is now struggling with the highest rate of inflation in the world

Venezuela crumbles under record levels of inflation

By rejecting key financial fundamentals, Venezuela’s economy has descended into chaos. The country is now struggling with the highest rate of inflation in the world

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Despite its numerous wonders, Cambodia has never seen the numbers of visitors its neighbours enjoy. Tourists should not be scared of its supposed dangers, claims Jules Gray

Cambodia: a forgotten kingdom?

Despite its numerous wonders, Cambodia has never seen the numbers of visitors its neighbours enjoy. Tourists should not be scared of its supposed dangers, claims Jules Gray

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Research reveals the cost of public violence and social unrest to tourism revenues may be significant. With more tourists boycotting unstable locations, it is time governments of countries in conflict understand the price of unrest for the industry

The bill for activism: how much does social unrest impact tourism?

Research reveals the cost of public violence and social unrest to tourism revenues may be significant. With more tourists boycotting unstable locations, it is time governments of countries in conflict understand the price of unrest for the industry

The lighter side of currency

Recent currency news is overwhelmingly negative and frequently dull, but sometimes unbelievable stories emerge from the humdrum

Tun Musa Hitam, Chairman of the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) Foundation and former deputy prime minister of Malaysia, reveals the WIEF’s most recent discussions

The Arab spring

Tun Musa Hitam, Chairman of the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) Foundation and former deputy prime minister of Malaysia, reveals the WIEF’s most recent discussions

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Africa is the logical next step for many businesses, but the challenges are daunting, says Tom Stevenson

Seize the day

Africa is the logical next step for many businesses, but the challenges are daunting, says Tom Stevenson

With many countries experiencing a depreciation in real estate, now may be the time to look further afield

Paying through the roof

With many countries experiencing a depreciation in real estate, now may be the time to look further afield

The past 12 months has been a financially turbulent time for Europe; the only certainty for the future is that difficult decisions will have to be made

A rollercoaster year

The past 12 months has been a financially turbulent time for Europe; the only certainty for the future is that difficult decisions will have to be made

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For decades firms have been outsourcing business to foreign countries in the name of greater cost effectiveness. Rita Lobo examines how the market is changing today and whether the benefits of moving abroad are really as great as they seem

A model strategy

For decades firms have been outsourcing business to foreign countries in the name of greater cost effectiveness. Rita Lobo examines how the market is changing today and whether the benefits of moving abroad are really as great as they seem

Has Egypt’s bold stride for democracy put its development on the back foot? Dr Stephanie Jones asks some tough questions about what the Arab Spring has achieved for the country’s cultural and economic prospects

The Arab sting

Has Egypt’s bold stride for democracy put its development on the back foot? Dr Stephanie Jones asks some tough questions about what the Arab Spring has achieved for the country’s cultural and economic prospects

There’s no crystal ball to predict the value of currencies, but we can be vigilant for the events that trigger turbulence in the markets

Getting your money’s worth

There’s no crystal ball to predict the value of currencies, but we can be vigilant for the events that trigger turbulence in the markets

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Market instability could be with us for some time, but what we really need is a dose of sound business sense to ride out the storm

Sliding on Greece

Market instability could be with us for some time, but what we really need is a dose of sound business sense to ride out the storm

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“A sitting crow starves” – or so goes the Icelandic proverb – and if the country’s miraculous economic recovery is anything to go by, the island’s proverbial bird has certainly taken flight

Weathering the storm

“A sitting crow starves” – or so goes the Icelandic proverb – and if the country’s miraculous economic recovery is anything to go by, the island’s proverbial bird has certainly taken flight

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We may already have planned our exile during the London Olympics, but what (if any) benefits can the games bring to host countries?

The great escape

We may already have planned our exile during the London Olympics, but what (if any) benefits can the games bring to host countries?

Barely a decade into the great single currency experiment, has the euro’s finest hour been and gone?

Economical with the truth

Barely a decade into the great single currency experiment, has the euro’s finest hour been and gone?

When jets lag

Increasingly, paying the hefty price tag of business class doesn’t always guarantee a swifter journey from A to B – but it should

A continent apart

Business is booming in Africa; so why is it still so difficult to book a direct flight to most urban destinations?

In the wake of the European debt crisis, Germany has found itself in the curious position as guarantor of the single currency. Lyndon Driver considers how this came to be and if Germany will ever be accepted as the de-facto leader of Europe

The default dynamic

In the wake of the European debt crisis, Germany has found itself in the curious position as guarantor of the single currency. Lyndon Driver considers how this came to be and if Germany will ever be accepted as the de-facto leader of Europe

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Land acquisitions by multinational corporations are on the increase, but what effects do these lucrative deals have on local populations and global supply chains and should they be more closely monitored? By Emma Holmqvist

Earthly powers

Land acquisitions by multinational corporations are on the increase, but what effects do these lucrative deals have on local populations and global supply chains and should they be more closely monitored? By Emma Holmqvist

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Bricks and mortar shells

Rewind to December 2010 and there I was, sat in the Red Sea sunshine, sipping a beer and people-watching beside a swanky new marina. Gaps …

An eastern sunset?

Who in their right mind would think that the Far East is in economic decline? It is the region of the world where any sane …

Bargain basements

As the world shrinks, access becomes easier and prices are depressed. Now may be a good time to invest in property abroad

The changing face of luxury travel

Experienced travel professionals will never rest on their laurels when it comes to innovation in the industry

Return to credit

Healthy debt management can help raise living standards, but has the West finally learned to pay its bills? Charles Purdy asks

Its culture may value modesty, but China’s suppression of the yuan is ruffling more than a few feathers in the west. Michael Gardner investigates the cat-and-mouse politics of Sino-American trade

What lies ahead for Sino-American trade?

Its culture may value modesty, but China’s suppression of the yuan is ruffling more than a few feathers in the west. Michael Gardner investigates the cat-and-mouse politics of Sino-American trade

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The currency conondrum

As we attempt to explain the currency turbulence of 2011, what can we expect from the coming year? Charles Purdy asks

Bullet proof your suitcase

Is the contents of your luggage up to the task of facing volatile climate change? Asks Jayne Watkins

Like Greece, Hungary is not the most exemplary member of the EU. Is there light at the end of the tunnel, or is the country destined for junk status?

Can Hungary tackle its debt?

Like Greece, Hungary is not the most exemplary member of the EU. Is there light at the end of the tunnel, or is the country destined for junk status?

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Bad weather advice for businesses

Heads it’s severe, tails it’s sedate, but plan for the worse lest your winter wonderland turn to a nightmare, says Jim Dale

Celebrity super size

As I sat hungry aboard my long haul economy flight to South Africa I waited for my in-flight meal with baited breath.  Awaiting our lunch …

The last hurrah

Life after work needn’t be a bore. Elaine Coles puts down the briefcase and picks up the rucksack to explore the possibilities

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A lot of hot air

Climate Change. It’s that controversial come-of-age subject that is intriguing for some, a nuisance for others and for many a big worry.

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The business class ‘bag’ lady

I recently had a call from a European Language School asking if I could attend a week-long seminar providing some English language communication. I was more than happy to do that, and the company sent me the itinerary which included business class flights and a week in a converted palace. As I studied the itinerary more closely I was horrified to discover that the transfer was six hours.

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The scramble for Africa

The new colonialists – How China and Brazil are locked in a trade battle for Africa’s rich resources

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The benefits and risks of international trade

What are the benefits and pitfalls of trading abroad, and how can the risks be managed?

Tomorrow today

“So, you’re calling from the future? Wow,” said my son excitedly as we shared a late-night phone call. In Kuwait, it was already Wednesday. Back …

Jasmine in the air

How will the Arab world change after its bold stride for democracy?