Announcements

  • ECB’s Peter Praet and BoE’s Andy Haldane headline the FT’s Festival of Finance

    Hosted by FT Alphaville, the third iteration of this event also includes many of the FT’s iconic finance-centered brands, including LexfastFTThe BankerFT Trading Room, and FTfm.

    This year will feature more than 100 speakers drawn from the worlds of finance, government, and journalism, including Peter Praet and Andy Haldane, the chief economists of the European Central Bank and the Bank of England respectively. Five stages will host simultaneous discussions throughout the day on topics ranging from tax havens, peak globalization, the economic impact of shifting global demographics, China’s search for a new business model, Abenomics, and (of course) Brexit. Expect the sharpest debate and freshest thinking available from the worlds of finance and economics. A full list of speakers is available here.

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  • Gideon Rachman wins 2016 Orwell Prize for journalism

    The Financial Times’ chief foreign affairs columnist Gideon Rachman has won the 2016 Orwell Prize for journalism, along with independent journalist Iona Craig. The Orwell Prize recognises writers that come closest to achieving Orwell’s ambition to ‘make political writing an art’ in three categories: journalism, books and social reporting.

    Frances Cairncross, one of the judges, commented: “The winners demonstrate the very best of two distinct schools of journalism. Gideon Rachman, on the staff of the Financial Times, reflects with Olympian perception on the larger currents of the news, moving thoughtfully between continents and countries.”

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  • FT hires Arthur Beesley as European diplomatic correspondent

    The Financial Times announces the appointment of Arthur Beesley as its European diplomatic correspondent. Beesley will be based in Brussels and report into Alex Barker (@alexebarker) who has recently assumed the role of Brussels bureau chief.

    Beesley joins from the Irish Times where he was economics editor. Prior to that he served as Brussels correspondent, and he has held a number of senior roles at the title during a 20-year career in journalism.

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  • Bond, Fildes and Murgia join FT’s tech and media team

    Madhumita Murgia joins the FT’s tech team in London as European technology correspondent from the Telegraph; Nic Fildes joins from The Times as telecoms correspondent from July; and David Bond, former sports editor at the BBC, joins as media correspondent in June. Louise Lucas takes up the newly created role of Asia tech correspondent in October, based in Hong Kong.

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