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Financial Times appoints John Kundert as chief technical officer

In his previous role as director of platforms, Kundert was instrumental in establishing the FT’s data platform, which forms the backbone of an award-winning set of data capabilities. More recently, Kundert held a wider cross platform role, extending his reach to universal publishing and membership. As CTO, Kundert will oversee all areas of technology, ensuring that technical strategies and solutions are aligned with business needs and vision.

FT chief product and information officer Cait O’Riordan said: “John has a long track-record at the FT of delivering ground-breaking digital solutions. His FT domain knowledge, together with his experience at a leading startup commercialising data, will be invaluable as we embrace the challenges of tomorrow.” Read more >>

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Shortlists Announced for 2016 FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards

“It was an exciting experience to be a part of the judging process for the second year in a row,” said Michael Skapinker, associate editor of the Financial Times and chair of the judges. “It was an honour for me and our panel of judges to have the opportunity to examine the work of these gifted artists and we are thrilled now to be able to share that talent.”

The winners in each category will be announced at a gala awards ceremony on September 26 in New York City. All shortlisted artists will be invited to attend and winners will receive a $40,000 award. Two runners-up in each category will receive a $5,000 award. Read more >>

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Financial Times announces VR partnership with Google

 

The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation in excess of 800,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving more than half of total traffic.

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Financial Times makes key Brexit appointments

21 July 2016: The Financial Times announces a string of new editorial appointments to further strengthen its coverage of Britain’s exit from the European Union, for a growing global readership.

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FT Festival of Finance draws record crowd

Hosted by FT Alphaville, the third iteration of this event hosted over 100 speakers on five stages, tackling the debate on Brexit, tax havens, peak globalisation, the economic impact of shifting global demographics, China’s search for a new business model, Abenomics and much more.

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FT Weekend hires columnists Nilanjana Roy and Philip Delves Broughton

 

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FT hosts annual Summer Party in London 2016

“In a time of uncertainty, there is a flight to quality. In recent days, we’ve seen record traffic on FT.com, but these times are about more than commercial success. We need to think carefully about the future of our country.”

 

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Chinese and US banks dominate Top 10 World Ranking

29 June 2016: Chinese banks continue to dominate The Banker’s latest global ranking of Top 1000 banks, but they are showing signs of slowing down. Their profits fell 3.5% – the first drop since 2004 – and bad loans are on the rise, reflecting a weaker Chinese economy.

For the last few years China’s banks have dominated the ranking based on Tier 1 capital. This year Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) remains number 1 and China Construction Bank number 2, with 4 out of the top 5 places held by Chinese banks. Read more >>

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Financial Times powers marketing innovation through partnership with startup accelerator Collider

Over the course of the year, the FT will work with Collider on a structured programme for its product, technology and commercial teams, aimed at stimulating new ideas and answering questions around how to best serve clients and readers in the future. The programme will include:

Jon Slade, chief commercial officer at the Financial Times, said; “We’re thrilled to be announcing our partnership with Collider. The disruption of the publishing world, and in particular within advertising and marketing, creates wonderful opportunities for experimentation, and the startup environment can inspire much of the future fuel for our growth engines. Collider are experts at filtering and nurturing innovation in this space, and we’re really excited about working with the team. All businesses need to ensure that they have a consistent injection of energy, and the FT’s partnership with Collider further underlines the FT’s credentials and intentions around digital innovation.” Read more >>

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Financial Times to recognise excellence in fintech with new prize

The Financial Times one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 793,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving half of total traffic.

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