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Financial Times partners with McKinsey & Company for Business Book of the Year Award

The Financial Times is delighted to announce that McKinsey & Company will be the official partner of the Business Book of the Year Award from 2014. The Award, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, is now well established as the pre-eminent business book prize and attracts over 250 entries annually. The £30,000 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award will go to the title that is judged to have provided ‘the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues’. Each of the other finalists will receive a £10,000 award.

For further information on the Award, the judges and how to enter, visit: www.ft.com/bookaward. Read more

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Financial Times’ Christina Scott recognised as top media CIO of 2014

The Financial Times’ chief information officer (CIO) Christina Scott has been named third in the CIO 100, an annual list recognising the most transformative CIOs in the UK business economy. She topped the media, leisure and entertainment category and is the only woman to be ranked in the top 20. Read more

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Financial Times wins several honours at the Press Awards and Newspaper Awards

2 April 2014: The Financial Times picked up five awards and two commendations at the Press Awards and Newspaper Awards last night in London.

At the Press Awards FT Magazine, edited by Sue Matthias, was named supplement of the year. Gillian Tett won columnist of the year and Sarah O’Connor won the business and finance journalist of the year for her reportage inside one of Amazon’s UK warehouses. Leslie Hook was highly commended as specialist journalist of the year. Read more

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Financial Times shows Italy How To Spend It

London: 2 April 2014: The Financial Times announces today a partnership with newspaper publisher Il Sole 24 Ore to produce an Italian edition of How to Spend It, the world’s leading luxury magazine. The Italian version will be launched as How to Spend It celebrates 20 years as the gold standard in global lifestyle coverage, which it will mark with a series of special events and features throughout the year.

The Italian How to Spend It will launch in September, with five issues in 2014 and rising to 13 in 2015. It will feature content translated from the English language title (including the regular columns and fashion pages), as well as features originated in Italy. Read more

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Financial Times holds inaugural charity week

26 March 2014: From 17-21 March the Financial Times held its first global FT charity week at its offices in London, New York and Hong Kong. The event aimed to inform, inspire and engage employees around the FT’s corporate responsibility programme, which invests in causes that advance literacy and education, support journalism, the environment and local communities.

Charity partners visited FT offices to explain what they do, how they work and how employees can get involved. In London there were lunchtime talks with Apps for Good, which teaches students to design and code their own apps; iCAN, the children’s communications charity; Trees for Cities, which plants trees to make cities greener and Harris Bermondsey Academy, which recruits employees to their mentor scheme for GCSE students. In New York and Hong Kong, staff voted to choose their local partner for the year which will be supported with a donation and employee volunteering. Read more

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Financial Times and ArcelorMittal Award Boldest Business Leaders in 2014

21 March 2014: The winners of the sixth annual FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards were announced in London on Thursday night, recognising the people and companies that have embraced change and taken bold decisions to build sustainable enterprises in a global market.

The winners of the 2014 awards are: Read more

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Financial Times presents ‘The Next 15′ at the 2014 Business of Luxury Summit in Mexico City

18 March 2014: The Financial Times will host its tenth annual Business of Luxury Summit on 11-13 May 2014 at the St. Regis Hotel in Mexico City. Chaired by FT editor Lionel Barber, the premier event will bring together senior executives, decision makers and financiers from the global luxury sector to discuss the crucial markets and value systems that will shape the industry in the decade to come.

Since its launch in Shanghai in 2005, the summit has attracted the world’s most influential people in the luxury industry to debate the global financial crisis, innovation in technology and the rapidly changing habits of the luxury consumer. Read more

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Introducing author alerts for Financial Times readers

“It is one of many measures we’re introducing to help readers personalise their FT experience. Others include the redesigned FT Portfolio and the Gift Article, which allows FT subscribers to share up to 10 articles per month with non-subscribers.”

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Financial Times opens global commercial academy for staff

For further information please contact:

Kristina Eriksson
T: +44 (0)207 873 4961
E: kristina.eriksson@FT.com Read more

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Financial Times and Room to Read raise $3,324,000 at ninth annual fundraising event in Hong Kong

The event, co-hosted by Room to Read and the Financial Times, is one of Room to Read’s most successful fundraising events of the year. Since 2000, the organisation has transformed the lives of nearly nine million children with the lifelong gift of education.

Guests were treated to the culinary delights of the Four Seasons and wines were sponsored by Watson’s with tasting notes by renowned FT wine columnist Jancis Robinson. Read more

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