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The stratosphere is the new battleground for firms whose ambition it is to bring increased internet connectivity to the developing world

Google’s Project Loon explained

The stratosphere is the new battleground for firms whose ambition it is to bring increased internet connectivity to the developing world

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The Australian government has been busy challenging and reversing much of the environmental protection legislation put in place by previous administrations
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Australia digs while the world burns

The Australian government has been busy challenging and reversing much of the environmental protection legislation put in place by previous administrations

Business Photo-sharing platform joins the $10bn-plus club alongside Uber and Airbnb as it prepares to display in-app ads

Snapchat’s valuation of $10bn ‘not absurd’, says Twitter CEO

Photo-sharing platform joins the $10bn-plus club alongside Uber and Airbnb as it prepares to display in-app ads

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Technology Ballmer’s decision to step down as director has brought an end to the former CEO’s 34-year association with the company

Ballmer quits Microsoft’s board after 34 years at the top

Ballmer’s decision to step down as director has brought an end to the former CEO’s 34-year association with the company

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Business Germany has been spearheading developments in the automotive industry. One of the reasons for its success has been its investment into electric mobility and networking

Electric mobility and networking: drivers of the automotive industry

Germany has been spearheading developments in the automotive industry. One of the reasons for its success has been its investment into electric mobility and networking

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Business Health authority experts fear the welfare of developing countries is overshadowed by a desire for profit among pharmaceutical companies

Pharmaceutical industry’s response to Ebola concerns experts

Health authority experts fear the welfare of developing countries is overshadowed by a desire for profit among pharmaceutical companies

Technology Profits of tech giant fall by seven percent, but the company remains optimistic about its long-term strategy

Microsoft profits slump, but CEO remains optimistic about future

Profits of tech giant fall by seven percent, but the company remains optimistic about its long-term strategy

Business Vilnius is one of the most populous and satisfied cities in the Baltic region. Its advancements in lighting, engagement and transport have also made it one of The New Economy’s top smart cities

Vilnius becomes one of Europe’s smartest cities

Vilnius is one of the most populous and satisfied cities in the Baltic region. Its advancements in lighting, engagement and transport have also made it one of The New Economy’s top smart cities

Business Dr Alfredo Hoyos has pioneered high-definition liposculpture, giving patients athletic-looking bodies with minimal scarring. His team explain what his procedures can achieve

Dr Alfredo Hoyos’ liposuction gives dramatic and desirable results

Dr Alfredo Hoyos has pioneered high-definition liposculpture, giving patients athletic-looking bodies with minimal scarring. His team explain what his procedures can achieve

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Energy Policymakers have voted to abolish Australia’s tax on carbon emissions, to the delight of some and the dismay of others

Australia repeals carbon-pricing policy; environmentalists concerned

Policymakers have voted to abolish Australia’s tax on carbon emissions, to the delight of some and the dismay of others

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Energy The Kashagan oil field in the Caspian Sea once represented a promising investment. Now, eight years behind schedule and $30m over budget, the project is a problem for all concerned

Kashagan oil field dangerously close to becoming its own oil disaster

The Kashagan oil field in the Caspian Sea once represented a promising investment. Now, eight years behind schedule and $30m over budget, the project is a problem for all concerned

Business As electricity costs soar and green energy sources gain traction, more firms are installing rooftop solar panels to boost profits, prospects and reputation

Why solar panels could be a firm’s best investment ever

As electricity costs soar and green energy sources gain traction, more firms are installing rooftop solar panels to boost profits, prospects and reputation

Business The Mexican government has signed off a number of reforms that look certain to improve the quality of service and competitiveness in the telecoms sector

Mexico brings in legislation to slice up Slim’s telecoms monopoly

The Mexican government has signed off a number of reforms that look certain to improve the quality of service and competitiveness in the telecoms sector

Business Amina Hersi Moghe is one of Kampala’s leading entrepreneurs. Her role in developing the city’s urban lifestyle has made her The New Economy’s African Businesswoman of the Year

Uganda’s female entrepreneur Moghe takes capital to new heights

Amina Hersi Moghe is one of Kampala’s leading entrepreneurs. Her role in developing the city’s urban lifestyle has made her The New Economy’s African Businesswoman of the Year

Business Las Vegas is a popular tourist destination for medical procedures and healthcare. Blossom Bariatrics, one of the top weight loss specialty practices, calls the city home and welcomes patients from around the world

Blossom Bariatrics’ weight loss treatments impress clients globally

Las Vegas is a popular tourist destination for medical procedures and healthcare. Blossom Bariatrics, one of the top weight loss specialty practices, calls the city home and welcomes patients from around the world

Business The Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey runs us through the country’s success in attracting foreign direct investment in 2013

Turkey’s economy prospers as foreign direct investment grows

The Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey runs us through the country’s success in attracting foreign direct investment in 2013

Technology A slowing smartphone market combined with a strong Korean currency and the rise of local competitors has cut Samsung’s profits for a third consecutive quarter

Samsung’s profits fall again as smartphone market declines

A slowing smartphone market combined with a strong Korean currency and the rise of local competitors has cut Samsung’s profits for a third consecutive quarter

Technology Streamlining costs and increasing provision are the two biggest hurdles facing the global healthcare industry. One firm believes 3D printing and additive manufacturing are the answers to both

Interview: printed prosthetics to disrupt healthcare industry

Streamlining costs and increasing provision are the two biggest hurdles facing the global healthcare industry. One firm believes 3D printing and additive manufacturing are the answers to both

Technology As part of a trend towards consolidation in the digital music space, Google has acquired the music streaming service Songza

Google gets musical with purchase of streaming service Songza

As part of a trend towards consolidation in the digital music space, Google has acquired the music streaming service Songza