illustration for Innovative Lawyers 2015
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Innovative Lawyers

Firms are embracing technology that can deliver much greater value to clients


Expatriates flock to China’s business capital, drawn by lucrative job offers. Why do they stay?
Westonbirt School near Tetbury, Gloucestershire.
Why the rarefied world of UK boarding schools appeals to parents around the world
Oliver valve
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Private Business

These companies have a variety of ownership structures but form the backbone of the UK economy

illustration for the COnnected Business special report September 2015

The Connected Business

The obsession with digital disruption has reached a flashpoint with the arrival of the smartphone

USA, New York, Manhattan, the buildings of the 57th street. Image shot 2009
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Property: Asia and North America

Funds have returned to fixed assets, with real estate a choice destination for the savings of the world’s elite

Risk Management

World leaders must understand the risks and opportunities of the emerging new world order

Blue diamond
©Charlie Bibby

Watches and Jewellery

China is down but not out, analysts covering the luxury sector agree

Doing Business in Birmingham

The city’s change in fortunes owes much to a surge in investment

DNA extraction

Combating Rare Diseases

Personalised treatments are in prospect, as study of mutations creates more targeted therapies

Investing in Ivory Coast

The country’s economy is one of the fastest-growing on Africa

Investing in the Pacific Alliance Countries

The pro-business trade pact is more of an attitude than a physically coherent group

Latin American Brands

Economy products do well as consumers rein in premium spending

Investing in Mauritius

A sense of uncertainty lingering following lack-lustre growth and a spate of scandals

Yachts and Marinas

The sector may look like it is enjoying a golden era but the picture is not uniform

The Mint Economies

Despite tough times, the emerging markets of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey can still draw investors


The sport must break out of its privileged silo to guard against decline

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