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Video games: the rise of the Middle East

In this edition we look at the world’s fastest-growing media business. The video games market is forecast to reach over $80 billion by 2015, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. American, European and Japanese games makers dominate the market, but Middle Eastern actors want a bigger share of the pie. For many of them it’s not only about money, but also about cultural influence.

By Markus KARLSSON

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1970-01-01 Ali LAIDI

Winning the Games: What's the recipe for Olympic success?

The Olympics is a giant shop window for the host nation, providing priceless publicity.

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1970-01-01 Markus KARLSSON

Weed and work: Could cannabis legalisation bring an economic jolt?

The debate on whether to legalise marijuana, and the health hazards associated with the drug, is a divisive one, and there are many strong opinions. But in recent years there's...

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1970-01-01 Ali LAIDI

Interest before profit: Making money by saving the world

The private sector is increasingly entering the humanitarian field, flipping the conventional model on how to make a buck.

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1970-01-01 Ali LAIDI

Race of ideas: is the US pulling away from France?

French intellectuals have helped to shape critical thought and Western philosophy. And France and French academic institutions used to attract thinkers from around the world. But...

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1970-01-01 Ali LAIDI

Knowledge is money: Business intelligence changes Burkina Faso's cotton industry

”Knowledge is power” is a well-known saying. But knowledge is also money. In Burkina Faso, West Africa, business intelligence is key for the local cotton industry.

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