Liaquat Ahamed won the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2009 (www.ft.com/bookaward) for LORDS OF FINANCE: 1929, The Great Depression, and the Bankers Who Broke the World, published by William Heinemann.
The Award was presented today at a gala dinner at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London by Lionel Barber, editor, Financial Times, and Lloyd C. Blankfein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Goldman Sachs. The keynote speaker was The Rt Hon Lord Mandelson, UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills.
The Financial Times and Doremus, the global business communications agency, announce the 2009 results of the 6th annual “Decision Dynamics” survey, which recently polled 470 executives representing a mix of industries and company sizes in North America, Europe and Asia.
Between 40 to 50 percent of respondents said they expect improvement in local and industry conditions, as well as improvement in their own companies’ results.
The Financial Times announces the launch of its special report ‘Combating AIDS.’ The supplement will be distributed in all global editions of the FT on Tuesday 1st December 2009, to coincide with World AIDS Day.
Following the success of the FT special report on ‘Combating Malaria,’ published in April 2009, ‘Combating AIDS’ is the second in a series of FT reports on major diseases. ‘Combating Tuberculosis’ and a second installation of ‘Combating Malaria,’ will be published to coincide with international fundraising campaigns and awareness days in 2010.
The Financial Times is the most read publication according to the 2009 Business Elite: Europe (BE:Europe) survey, and has grown its readership in all global readership surveys this year.
BE:Europe, which gathers opinion on media and marketing from some of Europe’s most powerful businesspeople, showed that the FT, in addition to being the most widely read publication, was seen as the most important business read on the survey – an uplift of 20% year on year. Apart from recording a year on year increase in readership, the FT’s combined print and website survey scores highlighted that senior European executives regard it as the biggest international media brand – with an on and offline reach of 20.7% of the important business market.
On 28th September the Financial Times is launching Future of Investing, a series of agenda-setting articles, opinion pieces and features that will run across regular sections of the newspaper and FT.com until 17th October.
Building on the successful Future of Capitalism series from earlier this year, the Future of Investing series will see top FT journalists and guest commentators scrutinise how the credit crunch has shaken faith in the established models of investing and the challenges this poses for savers, governments and the financial industry.