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The Financial Times is working with the British Library to open up access to FT Digital Archive for academic research.
Extracts from the archive materials were used to produce the feature about Britain’s 1975 referendum on European Community membership that was published on FT.com today. Read more
The Greek election on Sunday will be the country’s third ballot this year. The most recent polling shows a tightening race between the leftist Syriza and the centre-right New Democratic, both holding just under a third of the vote. Support for the far-right Golden Dawn fell to its lowest level in a month.
Did you receive the press release? Were you offered an exclusive interview? Are you upping your journey down the engagement funnel?
Well, brace yourself – because the ranks of public relations professionals are growing. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest that there may soon be more PRs than journalists in the UK. Read more
Growth in investment in China’s fixed assets dropped to 10.9 per cent year on year in August, lagging behind analysts’expectations.
The population living in contracting economies is expected to rise to over 7 per cent of the global total this year, from 1.3 per cent in 2010, the highest proportion in 5 years. While the global economy is set to grow faster in 2015 than in the previous year, the proportion of population in contracting economies is expected to increase by 1.6 percentage points.
Forget the mid-life crisis of the 40s, the peak age of a business person is fifty-something, at least according to an analysis of the Capital IQ database of global companies. Among the nearly 10 thousand Chief Executive Officers (CEO) of companies with a market capitalization of more than £150 million for which age information is available*, nearly half are in their fifties.
Longevity aside, how do the two monarchs and their effects on the country they ruled compare? Read more
Cotton prices in China fell 23 per cent year on year in August to a six-year low, a result of reduced demand and government policy measures. Read more
The average wealth of US lawmakers was estimated to be more than a million dollars in 2013. Senators are wealthier, with an average net worth of $2.7m, while house members have $840,000 on average
The World Athletics Championships are taking place this week in Beijing, and Usain Bolt’s narrow victory over Justin Gatlin in the men’s 100m final rounded off the opening Sunday.
Always one of the biggest moments of any athletics meet, this year’s race was especially eagerly anticipated given the narrative that had built around Gatlin. Read more
If you’re pregnant, try to avoid financial crises – they’re bad for your unborn baby’s health. That’s the conclusion of a research paper to be presented at the annual congress of the European Economic Association in Mannheim this week.
Arna Vardardottir, assistant professor in the economics department at Copenhagen Business School, used detailed data from Iceland’s National Birth Register to investigate what happened to babies who were in the womb in the first week of October 2008 when all three of Iceland’s banks suddenly collapsed, taking the economy with them. Read more
European demand for Scottish seafood has fallen, due to trade disruption in Calais caused by the migrant crisis. Lengthy delays last month at the Channel tunnel and ferry terminals as thousands of migrants attempted to gain access to the UK through the French port, hit exporters of perishable goods with produce ruined before delivery. Read more
European Union orange prices have increased 13 per cent year on year since March as the forecast harvest is set to be down 14 per cent from last season, to 5.7m tonnes. Read more