St Patrick’s day 2014: landmarks in Brazil, Italy and Egypt are bathed in green light to celebrate
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Ireland and the World

The nation will draw on worldwide goodwill as it emerges from economic crisis

illustration for The Connected Business October 2014 special report by Oivind Hovland
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The Connected Business

Companies face many difficulties in managing complex and fast-changing supply chains

Recovering from Natural Disaster

The third instalment of our video series on extreme weather examines the growing political focus on climate change

Corporate Aviation

It is unclear whether negative publicity or the business cycle is behind weak demand

An elderly man uses a magnifier to see the descriptions on a pack of medicine at a pharmacy in Dandong, Liaoning province March 30, 2011
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Health: Emerging Markets

With wealth and higher average age come both political pressure and the ability to pay for improved health

Health and the Workplace

Policy makers are recognising the importance of employers in helping tackle big public health challenges

World Economy

As China prepares to take over from the US as global top dog the success of its economy is now vital for the rest of the world

a paramedic checks victims of a dengue fever epidemic that has recently hit Pakistan’s Swat valley
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Combating Neglected Diseases

Killer infections are the missing link in efforts to ease poverty in the developing world

illustration by Martin O'Neill for Innovative Lawyers 2014 special report
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Innovative Lawyers

Many leading European law firms are reforming their offerings

Illustration shows financial buildings with tinted glass making the colours of the LGBT form across them in a rainbow
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Executive Diversity

Companies chase a ‘return on equality’ as LGBT-friendly policies blossom

Arab World: Banking and Finance

Geopolitical events have had minimal impact on the finance sector

Investing in the Czech Republic

The nation is very aware of its position as an ‘almost-emerged’ economy

The Future of the University

Western universities are chasing a generation of globally mobile students

The UK’s Entrepreneurs

British start-ups are finding a value in networking with other city clusters around the UK

Global Property Insight

The Financial Times’ definitive guide to the world of commercial property from the perspective of investors, developers and occupiers

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