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In this joint commission from The Lancet and Financial Times on Governing Health Futures 2030, we explore how AI and other digital advancements are being harnessed to improve healthcare in the world’s poorest regions
The consultancies most recommended by clients and peers, rated by sector and specialism, plus: health consultancy check-up; the future of work; restaurant rescue; the gender gap; coronavirus contracts; Brexit
One of Europe’s smallest states has big ambitions to diversify away from finance and become an advanced digital economy, stimulating private-sector innovation with government-led research in technologies from space mining to supercomputers and cybersecurity. Can it succeed?
In part 4 of our series on the legal sector’s response to digital transformation: how design-thinking can help lawyers; plus what the legal profession is reading on FT.com
The FT examines the causes and effects of an increasing global resistance to antibiotics: from the pressures doctors are under to prescribe them even for viral infections, to what new treatments are currently in the pipeline, as well as what role can the consumer play in reducing antibiotic use in the food chain
Watchmakers ramp up fashion tie-ups to target younger buyers; steel chronograph competition heats up; mood-lifting designs see high demand; how accessories help convey political views; electric hues pop the gloom
How coronavirus and Black Lives Matter are forcing companies to rethink how they operate, from workplace diversity to arts sponsorship. Plus: survival tactics for charities; Latin America’s new generation of CEOs; the ESG divestment dilemma
Two years on, euphoria at the downfall of a dictatorship has faded among Sudan’s citizens. The coalition of forces that helped topple Omar al-Bashir has fractured as economic hardship bites and as the treacherous nature of the transition reveals itself
How women can help fill the cyber security talent gap; the effectiveness of deepfakes, cheapfakes and shallowfakes; the hackers that target patients’ medical data; and the psychological impact of ‘sexploitation’.
The conclusion of this three-part series looks at digital transformation in sectors including private equity, professional services and retail banking
How will we live in 2025? From global business to the rise of China, from populist politics to demands for equality, from technology to a post-Covid workforce, FT and Nikkei journalists examine the forces that will shape our collective future
After a year that put lawyers’ resilience to the test, we look at changes in the practice of law, the Supreme Court and beyond. Plus: the most innovative law firms, 20 leading individuals and 90 examples of best practice
Choice of accessories can be loaded with meaning
Fashion deals keep luxury watch brands up with the times
Previously perceived as fast fashion, neon is now rubbing shoulders with precious stones in expensive designs
Business has been good for online sellers, even those rooted in bricks and mortar, but adaptability has been crucial
CEO Hélène Poulit-Duquesne and creative director Claire Choisne talk about giving the storied Paris jewellery house a contemporary boost
British designs entwined with the textile artist’s own story
Heirlooms for top female scientists symbolise history and the enduring nature of jewellery itself
The Swiss independent watchmaker generates sales by nurturing its customer base as a community
Chopard revives rare wrist watches aimed at wealthy connoisseurs
‘Finders’ use power of online networks to source luxury pieces, bypassing traditional dealers
Rising prices are increasing the appeal of this style
LVMH’s smallest watch brand covets a spot on the top 25 of Swiss makers by competing in the steel chronograph category
With Covid-19 imposing an even heavier burden on schools globally, the need to tackle “learning poverty” has never been greater. This is the first instalment of a report which will examine the current challenges and identify the main building blocks for future progress
As ESG investors demand action to curb the deforestation of the Amazon, can Latin America’s biggest economy achieve greener growth and mitigate climate change? Plus: interview with vice-president Hamilton Mourão; high-tech farms; clean-water bonanza
How demand is growing for student-led impact investment funds; staff pile pressure on employers to take a stand on social justice values; and how the next generation is driving family offices’ ESG push. Plus, students encourage universities to divest climate assets
In this edition: Asia holds promise for wealth managers; Monaco viewed as a haven in the storm; new ways of mourning and paying tribute; the German heir who lives in the prison he founded; searching for the perfect lockdown property
The rich can mitigate the effects of a crisis but cannot escape them entirely. If household assets do not stand on firm economic foundations they will crumble
The ultra rich seek to turn holiday homes and private islands into more permanent bases for working and studying
From the return of M&A by bullish exchange owners, the prospects for the Hong Kong financial hub and new US contenders, to FX data price wars and post-Brexit wrangles over regulation, clearing and ETFs
‘Property entails obligations,’ says Tobias Merckle, an heir to a pharma fortune who lives in the prison he founded
A readable introduction to how money morphed into the varied forms it has today
Low oil prices and pandemic shock force Gulf states to inject fiscal stimuli. Plus: ‘significant opportunities’ for banks’ expensive advice; profits strained at Morocco’s lenders and why regulators must clarify their cross-border roles
Ambitions to cut emissions are expressed in almost every company press release and annual report — but some are a lot more real than others.
Generational shift means growing opportunities for wealth managers and scions like Weiling Chua
Telecoms groups rise to the pandemic challenge; how Nigeria offers enticing prospects for investors; ‘Project Triffid’ is unleashed on the internet of things; smart ambulances offer a faster route to treating health emergencies; how retailers can break into telecoms; plus the new technology job opportunities emerging in the pandemic.