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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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The New York Times and Financial Times Expand Digital Access Program to International Hotels 06/20/2016

Participating Hotels Offer Guests Unlimited Access to NYTimes.com and FT.com

NEW YORK, June 20, 2016 –The New York Times and Financial Times today announced that international hotels in select markets across Europe, Asia and the Middle East can now participate in their digital access program that allows participating hotels to provide their guests with unlimited access to NYTimes.com and FT.com on any device connected to the hotel’s network. Read more >>

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Financial Times announces top 300 registered investment advisers of 2016

The top advisers hail from 34 states and Washington, D.C. The choppy and unpredictable markets of 2015 took their toll, as 40 per cent of last year’s FT 300 firms do not appear on this year’s list, up from 30 per cent turnover in 2015.

And the FT 300 rely heavily on packaged investment products: the single biggest portion of the FT 300’s combined assets, 34 per cent, are invested in mutual funds, while another 17 per cent are in exchange traded funds (ETFs). Read more >>

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Longlists of Emerging-Market Writers, Filmmakers, Artists Announced for 2016 FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards

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FT expands content marketing studio with majority stake in Alpha Grid

FT CEO John Ridding said: “Alpha Grid, with its reputation for quality, innovation and strong client relationships, will further strengthen the FT’s presence in branded content, especially in the area of digital and video. We have been working with the team for some time now and feel they are a strong fit for our strategy and ambitions.”

Roslyn Shaw, managing director of Alpha Grid, said: “Our differentiator has always been our passion for business and financial content, and our ability to tell stories in a way that engages decision maker audiences, so we couldn’t ask for a better partner than the FT.” Read more >>

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Financial Times and FTChinese recognised at the SOPA awards 2016

16 June 2016: FTChinese received the Award for Excellence in Opinion Writing and an Honorable Mention in the same category at the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Awards for Editorial Excellence in Hong Kong last night. The Financial Times also received Honorable Mentions in The Scoop Award, Explanatory Reporting and Opinion Writing categories.

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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