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60 seconds with Martin Wolf

How long have you worked at the FT and what do you cover? 

I have been at the FT since September 1987 and I write columns on economics.

What made you want to be a journalist? 

I never intended to be a journalist. I was asked to become chief leader writer by the then editor of the FT, Geoffrey Owen, in 1987. I was already 41 and had been a professional economist.

Most bizarre part of your journalism career?

The fact that I became one.

Current top stories/trends from your area? 

The rise of Asia also known as “the great convergence”.

Top three tips for success?

 Ability, effort, luck.

Motto for life?

Family comes first.

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