From articles on political risk and cutting edge archaeology to high profile architecture and journalistic freedom in China, please find a selection of recent words only pieces by Daniel Allen below.

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Pyramid Schemes / Gulf Life

With the fall of Egypt’s old guard, a new generation of Egyptologists has been left in charge of uncovering the country’s treasures. But with the help of cutting-edge satellite technology, they’re beginning to dig up a past they never quite expected.

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Jeanne Gang Discovery

Gang Leader / Discovery

Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Louis Sullivan, Adrian Smith – Chicago has long been the test bed for some of the world’s best and brightest architects. Today the city’s newest buildings continue to push the envelope, but it’s the fairer sex that’s providing much of the inspiration. Jeanne Gang has joined the roll call of Midwestern architectural maestros.

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The Next Asian Giant / In The Black

Home to 240 million people and the heavyweight of the ASEAN economic bloc, the island nation of Indonesia is on course to become one the world’s 10 largest economies by 2030. While the Indonesian government faces numerous challenges, investors can no longer afford to ignore southeast Asia’s waking giant.

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Silk Road China Diamond Industry

A Cut Above / Silk Road

China’s burgeoning consumer base sets the diamond industry’s heart racing. By 2020, experts predict that the country’s jewellery market will be worth $38 billion per annum, making it the largest in the world. Mainland China and Hong Kong currently consume 25 percent of the polished diamonds exported from Antwerp – the world’s most important center for diamond trading – each month. With the Chinese middle class expanding, the number is set to grow.

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Fake or Break / In The Black

Resourceful and resilient, China’s armies of merchants and middle men have long been infamous for the counterfeiting of brand name products. Blatant breaches of IPR continue to sour the country’s trade relations with the developed world and deter overseas companies from operating in the Chinese market. Today, however, the landscape  may slowly be changing.

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Zahii Hawass

Digging for Victory / Aspire

In a field where meticulous fieldwork, dry research papers and retiring personalities are generally the norm, colourful Egyptologist Zahi Hawass stands out like a pyramid in the desert.

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Destination Rio / In The Black

Set against the backdrop of burgeoning Brazilian GDP, Rio de Janeiro will shortly host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics. As local authorities pull out all the stops to ensure that Brazil’s party city presents a progressive face, investment opportunities are multiplying.