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A global race has begun for one of the world’s most precious resources - land. Big investors are pouring in billions. Their arrival can bring progress - and spark life-and-death struggles. FT correspondents report from Ethiopia, Myanmar and Indonesia in a three-part multimedia series.
The Isis economy reaches deep into civilian life within its territories and beyond, forcing even its enemies to do business with it. The FT investigates how the jihadis raise money and spend it, from running a sprawling oil operation to taxing civilians and arms dealing.
In 2015, the stock ticker for a toymaker-turned-solar company exploded into one of the most valuable companies on the Hong Kong market. The fortunes of Hanergy Thin Film and its China-based parent, Hanergy, prompted an FT investigation. Hong Kong regulators continue to probe.
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'Austerity Audit' was best web-based investigation in 2014 by Editor Editor & Publisher in the US and shortlisted in the British Press Awards. 'Death in Singapore' was highly commended by the British Society of Magazine Editors and shortlisted for the Gerald Loeb Awards in the US. In 2013, 'Qatar: From Emirate to Empire' won feature story of the year by the Foreign Press Association. In 2011, 'Tax Wars', a series on tax avoidance, was name best online investigation by the Overseas Press Club in the US as well as the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.