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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

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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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


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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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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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

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


Seize the day

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

Paying through the roof

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

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


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