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Watchmakers introduce new collections at the Watches and Wonders show, but some decide to go at it alone; the bold look of 1970s quartz classics woos collectors; sanctions take the shine off Burmese rubies; and consumer doubts over recycled gold melt away
From the US-China trade war, to Brexit, to pandemic-led delays to manufacturing and shipping, the global supply chain is firmly in the spotlight. How is the business of trade adapting in a changing world? This is the second of a three-part series
With Covid-19 imposing a heavy burden on schools around the world, the need to tackle ‘learning poverty’ has never been greater. This is the second instalment of a series examining the challenges facing particularly low and middle income countries and exploring promising responses
Companies that can manage their debts and take advantage of society’s greater reliance on tech will be best placed to thrive in the recovery
Arable farmland is being bought up by institutions and wealthy individuals at a rapid rate. Why do investors want a down-to-earth asset class in their portfolios?
The latest annual ranking of businesses by revenue growth puts a UK energy provider at the top. Explore the 2021 list plus in-depth analysis
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 cloud has become an integral part of IT systems worldwide, allowing the on-demand access of computer system resources, data storage and additional computing power. What opportunities and challenges can migration to the cloud present? This is the first of a two-part series into the cloud.
How the changing rules of work will affect women; the lawyers on a mission to save the climate; black female entrepreneurs fight to stay afloat; cultural barriers for women in macho Mexico; and the architect imagining a world without prisons
In part 5 of our series on the legal sector’s response to digital transformation: the reinvention of the in-house lawyer; plus what the legal profession is reading on FT.com
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?
Challenges grow for US family businesses to compete with big-box and online rivals
Designers have enjoyed both critical and commercial success from having their work on show at prestigious institutions
Rising demand from younger buyers is driving ethical jewellery making
From carbon fibre to aluminium, alternatives to precious metals are making their mark in high jewellery
Krishna Choudhary’s decision to diverge from the traditional customer base of his father’s Jaipur business has proved fruitful
Activists remain concerned with human rights and environmental issues as part of the mining process
Art jewellery collector Susan Cummins likes to get under the skin of makers to understand their processes
After battling to be taken seriously the brands are now worth a third of the market
Show organisers seek to win back watchmakers who have since decided to go it alone
Tax on imports of stock from EU eats into already slim profit margins for British traders
The 1970s Swiss quartz watches were a commercial flop but their bold designs are winning fans
The brand’s chimes in with heritage theme in high-tech form
Climate-friendly motorsport breaks into the petrol-fuelled partnership space between watch and carmakers
As the west clamps down on trade with the country, mining conditions in the country are also under scrutiny
Employees evaluate 850 European companies on diversity of gender, ethnicity, age, disability and sexual orientation. Includes the second annual ranking and winner profile. Plus: how luxury fashion is taking steps to boost inclusion; interview with the female chief of a Norwegian bank; what hostility towards Poland’s LGBT+ people means for the role of the workplace
A mix of digital and physical events is the future for the industry, says the watch fair’s boss
Some of the most interesting launches from this year’s top exhibiting watchmakers
Shipping routes have seen logjams and freight costs have soared
After a year of barely surviving, Britain’s corporate events sector is hoping nightlife will return soon
Old arguments against progressive taxation make little sense in a post-pandemic world
Pandemic has sparked a rise in online fraud bids at family offices
Explore a collection of pictorial deconstructions of high-end watches, alongside their brief history and quick analysis.
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
Choice of accessories can be loaded with meaning
Fashion deals keep luxury watch brands up with the times