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FINANCIAL TRENDS – Oil prices: winners and losers

With oil prices dropping there are clear winners and losers, but the financial markets are in turmoil.   One of the most...

The Tsarina, the Empress and the Popess

Two women who've governed half the world, and one who (briefly) dominated it all.   Today’s feminism is about purging modern society...

FOOD & CULTURE European gourmets up in arms

European foodies fear lower safety and quality standards, while Americans could get their teeth into new delicacies.   The negotiations over the...

South-south trade denting northern markets

These emerging nations are cutting themselves a bigger slice of the pie.   Medical prostheses made in India and sold in Kenya,...

Trade globetrotters

If the soul of globalisation is digital, the body is the giant containers, the "metal boxes" invented in the Thirties and introduced in the...

Aladin, from Sana’a to Rome

Fleeing from Yemen, to Rome. Now his art is all over Italian cities.   When the Yemeni artist Aladin Hussein Al-Baraduni arrived...

Riding the digital economy

The answer to the crisis is Cubeyou. An all-Italian company.   In June 2009, my brother was working for the networking equipment...

How start-ups start

Five students in a studio apartment with no air conditioning invent Enplug, a top five start-up in 2013.   Before we had...

The Web as oracle

Immigration, terrorism and Islamophobia: what's in store in 2015?   The advent of big data taken from the web is triggering a...

IS makes big money

The sharp decline in oil prices at the end of 2014 has once again brought to light the political implications of economic choices that...

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