The Financial Times has today officially launched its digital printing operation in Malta at an event attended by Prime Minister Dr. Lawrence Gonzi, and Martin Dickson, deputy editor of the Financial Times. The celebratory dinner, hosted by Malcolm Miller, CEO of Miller Distributors Malta, was also attended by Adrian Clarke, publisher of the Financial Times Europe edition, and leading local businessmen.
The Financial Times has partnered with the Miller group which has invested in the latest digital printing technology. This will ensure print editions of the paper are available from 03.00 each day, meeting increased demand from retailers, subscribers and hotels keen to make bulk purchases. The FT is also looking to implement the digital technology in other locations such as Helsinki and Moscow, delivering improved customer service and further environmental benefits.
The Financial Times is collaborating with CNBC to launch the Future of Finance, a print, online and broadcast series, supported by QFINANCE that aims to point a way forward following the biggest financial crisis for global capitalism in living memory.
The Future of Finance series launches on 19 October and will be produced in multiple formats: a weekly tabloid supplement inside global editions of the Financial Times, an FT.com microsite and a four part CNBC television series that will air across EMEA and Asia until 9 November. Four key themes will be explored across all media formats: the future of banks; governance and regulation; the future of financial markets and regulating bubbles; and the future of the global economy.
The Financial Times has won two awards at the Comment Awards from Editorial Intelligence. At the ceremony held this morning FT Alphaville won the award for Online Newspaper Blog, and Financial Times’ chief economics commentator Martin Wolf won the award for Commentariat of the Year.
Highly regarded by the industry, FT Alphaville is a free daily news and commentary service for financial professionals. It recently announced its global expansion with the move of editor Paul Murphy to New York, providing real-time financial commentary on Wall Street through its Markets Live section.