FT Announcements

Stay up to date with the latest announcements from the Financial Times, including press releases, blogs, statements, highlights and videos.

Financial Times to sponsor Asian American Journalists Association’s programmes

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International Rescue Committee selected as Financial Times 2014 seasonal appeal partner

FT appeals have raised over £14 million for charities over the last eight years, including Action Against Hunger, Camfed, Room to Read, Sightsavers, The Global Fund for Children, Wateraid and World Child Cancer. The annual appeal runs from November to January, raising money and increasing awareness of the charity through editorial coverage of its work. Content includes features, videos, images and interactive graphics in the FT newspaper, magazine and online. Charities are selected by staff vote, and FT readers and corporate partners are encouraged to donate.

FT editor Lionel Barber said: “The FT is pleased to be working with International Rescue Committee for this year’s appeal, particularly at a time of immense displacement and disruption for people around the globe. We report from many of the 30 countries where IRC works, including war-torn Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, and have an opportunity to shed light on their critical work. The impact of our seasonal appeals reflect the generosity of our readers and the important causes of the charity organisations we work with.” Read more

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Financial Times – 2014 interim statement

The FT’s total circulation is at an all time high – up 13 per cent year on year to more than 677,000 across print and online. Digital subscriptions have increased 33 per cent year-on-year to 455,000 and now make up two-thirds of our total paying audience. The FT now has more than 290,000 corporate users.

We are seeing sustained mobile growth, which now drives almost 50 per cent of total traffic and 20 per cent of new digital subscriptions and a growing number of people enjoy FT journalism in more than one format. Read more

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​Financial Times appoints Megan Murphy Washington bureau chief

22 July 2014: The Financial Times today announces the appointment of Megan Murphy (@meganmurp) as Washington bureau chief to lead the FT’s coverage of US politics. She will assume Read more

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FT celebrates first festival of finance with Camp Alphaville

4 July 2014: On Wednesday, FT Alphaville hosted ‘Camp Alphaville’, London’s first festival of finance, in the Artillery Gardens at the HAC.

Held in a marquee complete with inflatable igloos and robots, Camp Alphaville wasn’t your usual finance conference. The event opened with a discussion about the future of money – with the keynote speaker beaming in via robot from Australia – and included other panels discussing topics as diverse as the global arts market, central banking and disruptive technology. Read more

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Financial Times debuts FT Weekend app for growing lifestyle audience

3 July 2014: FT Weekend readers can from today access content through the new FT Weekend app, a mobile-first proposition built as part of the FT’s award-winning HTML5 web app. The app is launching across iOS,

Android and Windows 8 devices, and will come with a standalone subscription after the first free month which is supported by Swiss watch manufacturer Ulysse Nardin. Read more

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Financial Times launches global members forum ‘The 125’

Unilever, ArcelorMittal, Santander and McKinsey & Company among founding members

1 July 2014: The Financial Times is today launching a new global learning forum for senior executives to stimulate fresh thinking about the biggest financial, business, economic and political issues of the day. The 125, an exclusive members-only group named after the FT’s 125th anniversary in 2013, will help prepare the next generation of business leaders. Read more

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Record profits for global banking as China dominates list of top banks

30 June 2014: Global banking profits have reached an all-time high, with China dominating the post financial crisis banking sector, according to The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks ranking.

Chinese banks ICBC and China Construction Bank top the world ranking, with two more Chinese banks in the top ten. Chinese banks now account for a third of total world banking profits, outstripping the USA (20% of profits) and contributing to the largest ever annual profits for the global banking sector of $920 billion – 23% higher than the previous year. Read more

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Financial Times hosts summer party at newly opened Banking Hall

Guests included HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York; Shami Chakrabarti, director, Liberty; Mike Coupe, incoming CEO, J Sainsbury; Andrew Marr, BBC presenter; Rachel Johnson, Sunday Times; Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour Party; Kathryn Parsons, founder, Decoded; Alan Yentob, creative director, BBC; Emily Maitlis, BBC presenter; Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP; Lynda Gratton, Professor at London Business School, Alastair Campbell and economist Dambisa Moyo.

See images from the party here.

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