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The tech sector tries to fix its talent problems. Plus: new thinking on hiring; visual charts turned into sound; why grandma can’t swipe a smartphone; a Microsoft insider’s personal view; female fundraisers; and 100 influential leaders
FT correspondents dissect the common challenges facing the world from the cyber arms race to the migration crisis; they ask whether the governance tools available are fit for purpose
This decade’s sharp falls in oil and gas prices demand the best deployment of technology to protest profitability in the sector. The digital revolution is helping improve output, recovery rates and safety through computer modelling, deployment of drones and other cutting-edge techniques
Business schools in Asia might be younger than their American and European counterparts, but they are establishing themselves quickly. This report looks at the challenges and opportunities facing institutions in the region.
Slow-paced reforms and Hong Kong turmoil drag on watchmakers’ growth. Plus: smartwatch makers ramp up health functionality to gain edge on rivals; Pandora hopes overhaul will charm teenage buyers; what rap stars’ love for watches means for brands; how women in top roles at high-end jewellers helps them engage female consumers
The role of small and medium-sized businesses as creators of wealth and jobs has become increasingly important to the UK economy as lawmakers focus their attention on issues such as Brexit. The EY UK entrepreneur of the year award for 2019 recognises the excellence in both business and social enterprise of these innovators
Gains in fuel economy continue despite a focus on electric vehicles. Plus: innovations driving better efficiency of electrical goods at home; cost reductions help solar and wind energy grow; how heat recovery is helping modern breweries; the economic benefits of virtual batteries
This fourth chapter of our 2050 series investigates the workplace of the future. Will offices be rendered useless? How will we pay tax? And will robots really take all the jobs?
Full of mystery: why trying to understand how funds’ factors work is as baffling as quantum theory. Plus: hybrid funds smooth path between active and passive strategies; ethical pressures are boosting ESG funds; smart beta awaits a pendulum swing back to greed
Since 2018, president Uhuru Kenyatta has shifted public spending away from infrastructure projects. Now the focus is on the Big Four agenda of delivering food security, affordable housing, more manufacturing, and affordable healthcare to Kenyans
How can AI and other digital advancements improve healthcare for the world’s poorest children and young people? A joint commission from The Lancet and Financial Times
As more devices connect to the internet, opportunities arise for hackers and criminals. The greater use of biometric data on our personal devices is heightening privacy fears, while companies are turning to experts to negotiate with hackers after ransomware attacks. This report examines the importance of cyber security and what can be done to defend against attacks.
FT's Peter Campbell on the tough competition faced by companies like Dyson and start-ups like Nio
The region’s growing second-hand watch market is the target for the Dubai retailer and US platform
Chief Jean-Marc Pontroué is attempting to make its offering both ‘fun’ and sustainable
Lorant Tamas recasts forgotten pieces for a new life on the wrist
Watch brands are relying on medical functions to gain an edge on rivals in this fast-growing market
Stars of the genre revere watches as symbols of wealth – but what does this mean for brands?
The arts enthusiast and chief of The Hour Glass says Singapore is a growing market for horologists
The pilots watch that allows the wearer to switch time zones via the bezel has been reworked
Residential course run by octogenarian couple is a Shangri-La for aspiring silversmiths
As ever more women buy their own bling, brands are trying to move closer to this increasingly wealthy cohort
Hong Kong protests and the slow overhaul of distribution models weigh on luxury brands
Danish jeweller is updating stores and doubling down on trinkets in effort to revive its fortunes
The FT’s Patrick McGee believes a Netflix-style model will revolutionise car ownership
From drones to databases, five innovations that could hold the key to universal health coverage
After years of neglect, the region is well and truly open for business. Plus: how a wave of infrastructure investment is transforming the coast; the mayor who turned round a troubled city; bright prospects for onshore renewables and offshore gas; and is the region ready for an upsurge in tourism?
The ideas and people behind the integration of data, technology and professional services. Plus: when pictures replace text in contracts; data-driven overhaul of the public sector; tracing goods; and more than 60 case studies of disruption in action
The LSE-Refinitiv deal and how data is now exchanges’ top priority. Plus: an interview with the banker overseeing the switch from Libor; the clearing reforms set to ‘disrupt’ asset management; how exchanges are responding to demand for socially conscious ESG products; the effects on trading tactics of passive investing’s popularity
At a time when campuses are under pressure to go green, MBA students want jobs with real social purpose beyond just making money, while academic ESG research is in danger of trailing behind.
Aramco IPO lures bankers to Saudi Arabia. Plus: start-ups eye global expansion of Islamic finance; Qatar spends its way past regional embargo; foreign investors hungry for Egyptian debt; UAE banking resilience put to the test
Chainvine is partnering with winemakers and merchants to put an IoT device and a QR code on each new bottle
The Irish entrepreneur helps others avoid ‘all the mistakes’ he made on the way to a property fortune
All business involves trade-offs — the key is how to innovate and thrive around them
The nature of real assets can help wealth managers achieve the primary need of many multi-generational clients
Will a new wave of media barons fix broken business models and fight fake news?
Too often, one hears advisers say ESG is all well and good but needs to form part of a ‘balanced portfolio’