Announcements

  • Financial Times and Citi name finalists for 2013 FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards

    The Financial Times and Citi today announce the finalists for the second annual FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards: Urban Ideas in Action programme. The awards aim to recognise individuals, teams, organisations and community groups that have developed groundbreaking solutions to urban challenges that benefit cities, citizens and urban communities.

    Submissions were received from 44 countries and judges selected the finalists by region, based on the most innovative solutions enabling urban progress across city administration, transport systems, energy and utilities, education and resource management, housing, health, social services, mobile technologies, community engagement and collaboration platforms.

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  • Financial Times appoints Roula Khalaf foreign editor and assistant editor

    The Financial Times today announces the appointment of Roula Khalaf as foreign editor and assistant editor, effective October 15. With 13 years experience as the FT’s Middle East editor, Khalaf takes on this new strategic role to support the FT and its global network of foreign correspondents.

    Financial Times editor Lionel Barber said: “Roula has been an outstanding Middle East editor for more than a decade, overseeing the launch of the Middle East edition and leading our coverage of the Arab spring. She is admired among peers and colleagues worldwide for her work as a reporter, commentator and team leader, and will be crucial to the development of our award-winning foreign coverage in her new position.”

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  • Financial Times launches LatAm Confidential

    The Financial Times today releases the first report of LatAm Confidential, a premium digital research service offering exclusive insight and analysis into the economies of Latin America.

    LatAm Confidential is an expansion of Brazil Confidential, which was launched in 2011, and will absorb its existing subscribers. As investors look to a broader range of emerging markets, the new product is ideally placed to bring them fresh analysis of macroeconomic developments, consumer markets, resources and infrastructure across the whole region. Based on proprietary data derived from original surveys of Latin America’s largest economies – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru – it is designed to assist investment decisions. It is a subscription-only product available as a monthly PDF report, supported by regular and timely alerts and an accompanying website.

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  • Stacy-Marie Ishmael joins Financial Times as Vice President of Communities

    The Financial Times has appointed Stacy-Marie Ishmael (@s_m_i) as its vice president of communities, a newly created role focusing on growing reader engagement and deepening the relationship with its audience across an increasing number of channels.

    Ishmael’s appointment comes as the FT’s global social media community has grown to reach more than five million people worldwide and interaction and content sharing between readers is at an all-time high. FT.com now displays the ‘best comments from our readers’ on the homepage, and users can choose to view ‘most commented’ articles. Reader contributions also feature increasingly in the editorial offering: the FT asked its Facebook fans in Brazil about their views on the protests in the country and featured the comments in an FT.com piece, and voters in Germany’s election were encouraged to share their views in a poll for an FT.com blog post this month.

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  • FT raises over $8000 for Girls Who Code

    The Financial Times has raised over $8000 for Girls Who Code through Edge, a non-profit conference hosted by the FT’s web technologies team, FT Labs, and Google.

    Edge, a one-day event about advanced web technologies for developers and browser vendors, took place on 23 September 2013 in New York. Proceeds from the event went to Girls Who Code, a charity working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors by educating, inspiring, and equipping high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields.

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