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Japan’s sleep-deprivation problems; NHS tries to incorporate health innovations; how smartphones can extend healthcare to remote areas; finding the optimal delivery platform for medical marijuana; marketing healthcare advice in Africa; using AI for drug research; and ‘social prescribing’ in support for therapy

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Investors anticipate US-China knock-on effects; social impact bonds draw support in Japan; emerging market winners and losers; absolute return fund liquidity risks. Plus: ripples from Italy’s bond sell-off

We highlight the disruptive automation that is transforming legal and professional services Plus: the top 10 individuals whose businesses are merging services and tech; how to take leadership in cyber security; and keeping track of our food

Companies with a diverse workforce tend to perform better than those that do not. This report explores how businesses and other groups are encouraging people from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds to work in technology and the challenges that need to be overcome

A new Financial Times series exploring the way technology is changing industry and society

Nomos stages staff workshops to debunk Germany’s far-right; Prue Leith’s plastic showstoppers; Colombia’s emeralds seek protected status; Tiffany’s chief executive on the brand’s evolution. Plus how hand modelling is changing to reflect a more inclusive world

A cloud looms over smart beta. Despite asset managers rushing to launch a large number of new strategic beta funds in recent years, investors are increasingly wary as questions grow about whether promised above-market returns are materialising

We look at how companies are preparing for Brexit when they cannot guess what the EU deal will be. We find most successful founders are at least middle-aged and that Belfast businesses are the most productive. We look at how to avoid some common legal dangers and explore the resurgence of co-operatives

Football clubs use data analytics to identify fresh talent, Indian companies fight for access to database of 1bn citizens, the analysts helping business tame the sea of data, and does worker-generated data lead to empowerment or exploitation?

In a half century since independence, Mauritius has become an advanced African economy. We look at how it manages to be India’s top foreign investor, its status as an offshore finance hub, the sugar crop’s role in ‘green’ energy and how tourism could usefully tap resources beyond the idyllic beaches

A trade-route between Syria and Jordan has finally reopened, Russian oil company Rosneft is investing in Iraqi Kurdistan and a regional struggle for influence in the Gulf of Aden goes beyond the control of port facilities

More companies are taking steps to make their workplaces more inclusive environments and transgender rights move up the business agenda as a ‘willingness to understand’ grows

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