Impact of forex fines

Industry decides it’s time to grow up

Campaign materials for the Irish same-sex marriage referendum are seen in Dublin on May 13, 2015. Ireland could become the first country in the world to vote for same-sex marriage in a historic referendum on May 22 in this traditionally Catholic nation. Voters will be asked whether or not to add an article to the Irish constitution saying: "Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex." AFP PHOTO / PAUL FAITH (Photo credit should read PAUL FAITH/AFP)

Ireland votes in gay marriage referendum

More than 3.2m people are taking part in the poll

Ingram Pinn illustration
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Visual comment of the week

Ingram Pinn’s take on one of the main events of the week

Disney: Big films, big deals

Key moments in the company over the last decade

Austin Maestro, City Van, London Bridge, EC4
©Chris Dorley-Brown

Snapshot: ‘Drivers in the 1980s’ by Chris Dorley-Brown

Dorley-Brown’s images of people stuck in traffic jams in 1980s London captured the mood of Thatcher’s Britain

Madonna in 1985
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FT Weekend at 30: Hotlist 1985 v 2015

The hits then and now

FT Weekend at 30: Key events that changed our finances

From Big Bang to the radical changes in the UK pension market

'Youth' cast members Michael Caine, Rachel Weisz and Jane Fonda pose on the red carpet
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Cannes Film Festival 2015

Stills and red-carpet pictures from the annual film festival. Read Nigel Andrews’ round up of the movies on show in the Riviera here

3D Ghost lights

Way ahead is clear for see-through furniture

Technological developments are enabling companies to break more rules with transparent materials

A detail from ‘A Natural History of English Insects’ (1720) by Eleazar Albin
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The drawings that helped sow the seeds of modern botany

A new book celebrates the horticultural legacy of the first Duchess of Beaufort

Figures in a landscape

Photographer Simon Roberts explores how we interact with our national beauty spots

Some of the best looks at Frieze New York 2015

What they wore and what they liked last weekend at Frieze New York

Cuba: Show and tell

Cultural life prospers in Havana as country’s leaders weigh appetite for change

France-Italy rail line becomes migration flashpoint

As many as 200,000 are expected to cross the Mediterranean this year

Armed civilians patrol Mexico town

Community on guard after gang activity

Ancient city of Palmyra falls to Isis

Pro-Syrian government forces pull back leaving heritage site in danger

Membership costs: UK’s leading voices vs Europe’s power brokers

Key personalities as Britain prepares for a referendum

Six banks fined for forex rigging

US regulators reach settlements of more than $5.6bn

Hanergy shares suspended

Trading in the Chinese solar group halted after 47 per cent fall

Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants reach shelter

Indonesia and Malaysia offer refuge to thousands stranded at sea

Private galleries form alliance to share works of art

The battle for Ramadi

Isis tightens grip on capital of Sunni-dominated Anbar province

Oil projects shelved

Energy groups pull back amid low prices

Strategy in action: how BT regained its swagger, for now at least

Telecoms group’s reinvention hinges on three big bets

Conrad Shawcross’s colossal installations

Blazers: Decadent textiles and stripes dominate

Photographers’ favourite parts of London

Idris Khan, Lorenzo Vitturi, Vanessa Winship and Hannah Starkey, choose their favourite parts of the city

Escalators

London commuters as they make their way down to the Tube

The Victoria and Albert Museum’s archives

Photographs from ‘Beneath the Surface’ at Somerset House

Photo London special: The Tate project

It took a long time for the gallery to embrace photography but it is now building its first permanent collection

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