Financial Times

Murdoch, Abu Dhabi group eye Financial Times: report

The Financial Times could be in Rupert Murdoch’s sights, according to a report in The Edge Review. Photo: AFP

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and Abu Dhabi’s state media group are in talks to acquire the Financial Times Group for about US$1.2 billion, a report said on Friday.

Friday, 28 June, 2013, 2:59pm

Singapore Airlines and the strawberry ice cream

Where to park bicycles?

We've been sent an intriguing account of an exchange that occurred on a recent Singapore Airlines flight. Our informant was travelling economy class together with his wife on a packed flight to Singapore. After serving the main meal, a steward came around with a tray piled high with Haagen-Dazs ice cream.

15 Feb 2013 - 5:14am 1 comment

Hard to take the Economic Freedom index seriously

Mary Schapiro

Hong Kong was yesterday ranked the world's freest economy in the Index of Economic Freedom, which is put out by the Heritage Foundation in partnership with The Wall Street Journal. It's been published for 19 years and Hong Kong has won it every time. Yet the longer its goes on the more absurd it seems.

11 Jan 2013 - 3:56am

What price is the FT's independence?

The FT's future is in doubt as Pearson's new chief executive John Fallon does not appear to care much about newspapers. Photo: Bloomberg

One of the remarks I cherish from my young career as a reporter came from a hard-bitten Fleet Street veteran on the eve of my departure from Britain's Daily Telegraph group to join the foreign desk of the Financial Times. "This is your funeral as a journalist," he proclaimed. "The Financial Times is not a newspaper; it is a trade magazine for the City."

9 Jan 2013 - 4:08am

Signs of the Times

The search for a buyer of the high-profile Financial Times newspaper has led British publisher Pearson to China. Photo: AFP

Three months after British media company Pearson reportedly started testing the waters for a possible sale of its flagship newspaper, the Financial Times, the company’s advisers have come all the way to China in their search for potential buyers.

8 Jan 2013 - 9:48am

Exclusive: Financial Times shops for China buyer

This illustrative picture taken in London on December 11, 2012 shows copies of the Financial Times newspaper. Photo: AFP

The querying of potential Chinese buyers for Pearson's Financial Times reflects the tough outlook for western print media, though chances of a Chinese deal are very slim.

7 Jan 2013 - 12:48pm 2 comments

Briefs, November 28, 2012

Malaysian Airline System plans rights issue after posting profit

City subway projects receive green light

28 Nov 2012 - 2:34am

Digest: International or local, what kind of news do you like the most?

Digest: International or local, what kind of news do you like the most?

The late Tip O'Neill, former Speaker of the House in the U.S. Congress, had said that "all politics is local". So is the news, at least the majority of it.

27 Sep 2012 - 11:38pm

Digest: iPhone 5 launched, but mainland China buyers still waiting

Digest: iPhone 5 launched, but mainland China buyers still waiting

Which news makes today’s headlines worldwide? It’ll certainly be the launch of iPhone 5. But for Apple’s big fans in mainland China, many of them could probably be disappointed for they have to wait for another couple of weeks or even months for the new gadget.

21 Sep 2012 - 4:17pm

Journal readers to get luxury lifestyle read

Chinese-language business newspaper the Hong Kong Economic Journal will launch a monthly magazine this week to tap into the luxury-brand market and serve the paper's supposedly 'elegant and low-profile' readership.

26 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

HKUST climbs FT rankings

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology's full-time MBA programme has been ranked 44 in the world in the latest Financial Times (FT) MBA rankings, up from 69 last year. It was also in 20th place in terms of research strength and ranked first for the international experience it offers for the fifth consecutive year.

29 Jan 2005 - 12:00am


NOW HERE IS a blast from the past. Jardines boss Henry Keswick is still kicking, and recently aimed a kick at a Financial Times editorial that criticised Ford Motor Co for putting family back in the driving seat and booting a hireling out.

7 Nov 2001 - 12:00am's new award

The South China Morning Post group's online publishing operation has won another prestigious international award.

The US-based Editor and Publisher organisation named as one of the three best international newspaper sites at a ceremony in Dallas.

27 Feb 2001 - 12:00am