London: The Financial Times’ 2012-2013 Seasonal Appeal has raised $4.89 million (£3.12 million) for The Global Fund for Children (GFC), a pioneering investment fund that partners with grassroots organisations to help some of the world’s most vulnerable children.
The appeal ran from November 2012 to the beginning of February, with coverage of the charity’s work in Ghana, Mumbai, Port au Prince, Dakar, Rio de Janeiro and UK featured in the FT throughout December.
London: The Financial Times will tomorrow host its first technology conference aimed at advanced web developers and browser vendors, Edge. The FT has worked with Facebook to deliver the event, which is curated by the Financial Times’ web development and application company, FT Labs, hosted by Facebook and is also supported by Google.
FT Labs Director Andrew Betts said: “Edge is a new kind of event, something different to the normal tech conference. We have curated seven sessions on different aspects of advanced web technologies and panellists have been hand picked to offer a diverse range of perspectives and experience. We also vetted delegates, choosing those we thought would be best able to contribute to the discussion. Edge is designed to be a collaboration between all participants: panellists are there as much to learn from the delegates as the other way around.”
The Financial Times today announces its acquisition of Danwei Media Ltd, the Beijing-based research and analysis company. Danwei Media Ltd provides leading monitoring and analysis of Chinese media and consumer attitudes.
This acquisition will enhance the FT’s offering of premium market research on the Chinese investment landscape. It will also strengthen its relationship with financial investors and fund managers seeking more in-depth knowledge on the latest developments across vital sectors in China. The Financial Times’ premium research service China Confidential will work closely with Danwei’s team of talented analysts to bolster the FT’s custom research offering.
At the 2013 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the Financial Times was on the ground covering the event, participating as session leaders and hosting events to coincide with the annual meeting