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BV’s HEATHER LEAH SMITH sits down, faces the front, takes out her exercise book and has a look at education trends MONOTONOUS lectures and rote...
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New export strategy to bring ‘superpower’ status to Britain

BRITAIN’S International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox, has announced an export strategy that “will make Britain a 21st Century exporting superpower”. “As we leave the EU,...

Boundary change plan revives controversy in Costa del Sol

Proposals to shift borders within Spain’s Marbella council area are raising land values – and eyebrows. BV’s man-on-the-ground JASON AGNEW has a sniff around. MARBELLA,...
MIT Sloan School of Management

International students flock to US university to unlock potential – and ‘invent the future’

MIT, with its reputation for academic rigor and innovation, attracts graduate students from around the world. It can be worthwhile, it can be fun,...
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Burger and a Coke? Fast food and fizzy drink changes ahead

McDonald’s and Coca-Cola usher in new ideas to pep-up, perk-up and slim-down the customers in the queue By HAL WILLIAMS JUNK food has come a long...
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World Bank Report Finds Rise in Global Wealth, but Inequality Persists

Report goes beyond GDP to assess the economic progress of nations Global wealth grew significantly over the past two decades but per capita wealth declined...
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Coffee means buses, fire logs, insurance: our new cup of tea

The grounds from your morning cup of go, converted to biofuel, means we get two sips at the cappuccino. JASON AGNEW reports THE announcement that...

Too darned hot… how our inner thermostat affects behaviour

Could good air-conditioning be the key to better customer service? IN THE summer of 2010, Moscow experienced its worst heat wave in centuries. Air-conditioning and...
Port, containers, trade

New ICC business guide demystifies international trade agreements

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the world business organisation, has released the first volume of Business Guide to Trade and Investment, a nuts...
University of Technology Sydney

Down-under dream sours for backpackers and migrants

Exploitation of international students and backpackers in Australia is endemic, a study by two universities has found. Fiona McGill and Wendy Frew report One third of...