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Michel Barnier: Keep Calm and Carry On

He has the patience of a saint – and then some. Former French minister of Foreign Affairs Michel Barnier has the unenviable job of explaining to the British government that Brexit means Brexit – to paraphrase Prime Minister Theresa May

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Kishore Mahbubani: The Pendulum of History

Kishore Mahbubani thoroughly enjoys yanking the West’s chain every now and then. The Singaporean diplomat has the uncanny ability to identify with pinpoint precision the weak spots in the discourse of developed nations, exposing embarrassing thought processes grounded in the

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Adrian Owen: Brain Whisperer

He is almost universally hailed as a miracle worker; a scientist who can release minds trapped inside bodies on artificial life support and suspended in a vegetative state. By using fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) and an array of new

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Antony Beevor: History as a Collection of Telling Details

He did it again and delivered an instant classic. After Stalingrad, Berlin, Crete, Paris, and the Ardennes, military historian and author Antony Beevor now revisits and re-examines the fighting in and around the Dutch city Arnhem in The Battle for

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Soledad Gallego-Díaz: Truth to Prevail at Spain’s Largest Newspaper

She is indefatigable in the defence of quality journalism and highly critical of the way the established press has reacted – or failed to do so – to the onslaught of alternative truths, fake news, and other forms of fact-free

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Preference Pass: Sunny Travel Savings Franchise

Avid world travelers may have experienced the hopelessness of arriving in a foreign land with little information and knowledge. At best the wary traveler ends up paying a premium for sub-par goods and services. By the time the ins and

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In Real Estate, Boring Is Good as Is Stability

Perfection is a moving target. Good luck nailing it. Such is the plight of the real estate investor: The perfect market – should it exist outside the realm of fancy – moves about the globe at a pace not fit

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Marks & Spencer: Best Retail Franchise GCC

Perhaps the most quintessential of UK retailers, Marks & Spencer has been remarkably successful in exporting its brand – keeping in touch with the times while maintaining true to both its corporate identity and the company’s exceptionally rich heritage. Marks

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Capital Bank Wins the CFI.co Award: Best SME Bank, Mongolia

This Mongolian bank traces its heritage back to the year 1990 when it was established as one of the first commercial banks in the country. The CFI.co Judging Panel commented on Capital’s, ‘outstanding contribution to the development of domestic industries

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Best Emerging Bank: Bramer Bank is our Award Winner in Mauritius

This fast-growing bank – which merged with Mauritius Leasing in 2012 – has twenty branches throughout the island which are offering outstanding retail and business services. Bramer Bank is part of British American Investment Group and is definitely a bank

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