Clockwise from bottom left: Angolan oil drilling; Sam Pa in May 2014; 88 Queensway, Hong Kong; port in Conakry, Guinea; uncut African diamonds
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China in Africa: the middleman

For a decade, Sam Pa has opened the doors for Beijing. But his story reveals a troubling side to China’s ambitions

The eurozone crisis

How the euro was saved

In the first of a series on the year that forever changed Europe, Peter Spiegel recreates the three days in November when the eurozone crisis hit its lowest point

Currency Probes
Foreign exchange trading probes
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Forex trading probes

Authorities in Switzerland, the UK, Hong Kong and the US are investigating whether some of the biggest banks in the world rigged the foreign exchange market

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Foreign exchange: The big fix

Banks fear a repeat of the costly Libor scandal after traders were suspended over currency concerns

Libor Scandal
Libor investigation

Libor scandal

What is the London interbank offered rate and how did things go wrong? The FT explains Libor with exclusive stories, commentary and analysis

Death in Singapore
Shane Todd on a dragon boat in Singapore during an outing with friends and colleagues in 2011

Death in Singapore

On June 24 last year, the body of Shane Todd, a young US electronics engineer, was found hanging in his Singapore apartment. Police said it was suicide, but his family believes he was murdered

qatari deals

Qatar: what’s next for the deal hunter?

As the global economy recovers, the nation must grapple with the end of sky-high returns

MINING IN AFRICA
iron-ore drilling in Simandou Guinea

Bribe claims taint Steinmetz’s Guinea gem

Inquiry evidence appears to put billionaire at centre of claims

Vatican Bank

The scandal at the Vatican bank

An 11-month FT investigation reveals the extent of mismanagement at the €5bn-asset bank

corporate tax

Cadbury: The great tax fudge

The beloved British confectioner ran aggressive tax avoidance schemes at odds with its image

Amazon unpacked

The online giant is creating thousands of UK jobs, so why are some employees less than happy?

From warehouse to powerhouse

The company seems set to face sterner political scrutiny

The City and ENRC

ENRC looks to dig itself out of a hole

Mine deal adds to scrutiny of ENRC

Deal will raise more questions about transparency

ENRC’s Zambian assets deal in spotlight

Miner paid 46 times what founders paid for them years earlier

New money put City’s reputation at risk

UK’s regime helped open door to questionable overseas entrants

City grandee warned over governance

Sir Paul Judge warned former CEO Felix Vulis about staying on

Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley resign as ENRC’s brokers

China and Bo Xi Lai connections

Bo Xilai: power, death and politics

The alleged murder of Neil Heywood has brought down one of China’s powerful politicians – and exposed a power struggle that has rocked the Communist party

Bo family bought luxury London flats

FT probe reveals hidden life of ousted Chinese official

Gu’s sister fronted property company

Latest revelation about Bo family’s lavish lifestyle

Money and Power

Uzbekistan: The leading lady

Investigations are shedding new light on the business dealings of an autocrat’s pop-singing daughter

The dynasty that charmed the City

The FT investigates Bumi and the Bakries, Indonesia’s most entrepreneurial family

Superheroes soar above Disney tensions

2012 Investigations

Finance and fraud: Serious shortcomings

The high-profile investigation of the Tchenguiz brothers crystallises concern about the UK’s leading anti-fraud body

Fraud agency in dock over Tchenguiz case

On the rocks

Reconstruction of events points to operational chaos

Concordia ‘not first to deviate from routes’

Iraq sends crucial fuel oil to Syria

Deal triggers US concern and exposes Assad difficulties

Iran helps Syria defy oil embargo

Tanker switches flags and ownership to help avoid detection

Romney’s take-off

An early deal by Bain Capital has been marked by unlawful suppression of a pilot’s union

2011 investigations

Payday sector in search of new frontier

Cayman directors sit on hundreds of boards

Boom in fiduciary services in the Caribbean tax haven

Rioting link to deprivation revealed

FT study shows most London suspects from poorer districts

Britain’s private care faces crisis

Elderly and vulnerable at mercy of a calculation that went badly wrong

Southern Cross run on failed business model

‘Sale and leaseback’ pushed rent too high

Growing workload set to hit inspections

Inspections overhaul will spread resources thinly

Care home watchdog has staff shortfall

The 300 job vacancies place commission under spotlight

Neglect amid tight care home margins

Tragic case highlights dangers of staffing shortfalls

INVESTIGATIONS AT THE FT

The FT’s investigative coverage has garnered journalistic honours. In 2013, its series ‘Qatar: From Emirate to Empire’ was awarded print/web Feature Story of the Year by the British Foreign Press Association. The ‘UK Austerity Audit’ was named best web investigation/enterprise story from the US-based Editor and Publisher and was shortlisted in 2014 for investigations by the Online Media Awards and for digital storytelling by the British Press Awards. The FT Magazine story ‘Death in Singapore’ was highly commended by the British Society of Magazine Editors and was a finalist for the 2014 Gerald Loeb Awards. The FT Guinea series won best business news story in the Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards.

Since 2011, a project on structured finance deals, ‘Tax Wars’, won top online investigative honours from the Overseas Press Club and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. ‘Understanding Libor’, an interactive on the interest rate scandal, won an Editor and Publisher award for innovation.

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