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Family offices are the estate offices of old. They would do everything: organise and manage one’s financial affairs, ensure tax deadlines were met and snap up the latest yacht at the best price. And, if needed, they would even walk the dog

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Analysis Automobiles

Consumer spending growth, competitive wage rates and skilled workforces are attracting foreign finance to a region where political flux is still a concern

The costs run high and the returns are not immediate but extraterrestrial mining is now within the realms of the probable. Beyond gaining access to precious commodities, many in the space industry see such ventures as leading to further exploration of outer space

Analysis Innovation

When it hosted the Olympics in 1964, Japan was a world leader in tech, but as it prepares to host its next games in 2020, other countries have overtaken it in digital disruption and big data. We look at the sectors Japan is faring well in — and the industries which need rapid progress

The internet of things has the potential to transform business — from predictive maintenance to better supply chain management and more accurate customer insights. Which companies are vying to take a part in this market?

Analysis Fintech

The FT Future of Fintech awards recognise and reward companies able to demonstrate innovative ideas capable of creating lasting change in the financial services sector, on a global scale

Seventy years after independence, prime minister Narendra Modi and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party have a vision for a new India, but slowing growth and the shock of last year’s demonetisation have cast doubt over their methods

From the Qatar crisis to Saudi privatisation and legal wrangling in Dubai, plus going digital in underbanked Egypt

The UK has more businesses than ever before and it looks as though this year will set a new record, but entrepreneurs say they need more help if they are going to grow. We look at regional trends and how to survive universal challenges faced by start-ups

Investing in girls and narrowing the gender gap brings a ‘triple benefit’ to society

In this edition: experts are unsure how changes to EU rules governing financial services will work; London’s role as global hub faces Brexit threat; algorithms take grip in US commodities trading

The island nation aims to reinvent itself as a hub for global investors in Africa, with both China and India as its key partners. We look into Mauritius’ focus on cross-border banking, the problematic question of the tax benefits it offers, tourism, environmental risks and the sugarcane and rum industry

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