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Companies are under pressure to make their leadership more diverse, in order to understand and reflect better their customers. When it comes to ethnic minorities, however, change is slow. That raises the question of whether positive discrimination or even quotas would help speed things up

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After WannaCry, what other technological horrors lurk on the web? Cyber attack is a wake-up call to investors. Ransomware: the robber on today’s digital highways. And how Russia displaced China as the main state cyber threat

A range of low-carbon technologies, ranging from solar and wind farms to battery parks and electric vehicles, are transforming power use across the world

It is one of the highlights of the horticultural calendar, but what is the show’s cultural significance? Top designers look ahead to this year’s event. Plus a sneak preview of London’s newly expanded Garden Museum and Robin Lane Fox explores La Mortola, once described as the greatest private garden in the world

Brazil appears to be on the move again. After a rocky 2016, there are signs that the deep recession could be coming to an end. Despite protests, the government is trying to cut back on spending and introduce changes that will ensure a more sustainable future

A decade on from crisis, investor interest in real estate remains strong. But analysts are on high alert for potential triggers for a downturn

The global economy is recovering but luxury goods companies face a flat future unless they can innovate — whether that is headhunting a new creative director, paying influential Chinese bloggers or making eating an experience to remember

Special Report Gender politics

Armani in Booklyn and Eva in China are navigating the most critical period of their lives: adolescence

Analysis Gauteng

Gauteng province, home to Johannesburg, drives a third of South Africa’s economic output. We look at the efforts to tackle its struggles with corruption, gold mining, housing, crime, transport, power supply and other key issues

In this report: fund managers taking action on pay gap; politics chill Iran’s attempts to attract foreign capital; banks under fire over Dakota pipeline

The rise of nationalism has attracted negative headlines, but even if investors have to tread more carefully in certain sectors and countries, the region’s underlying attractions remain broadly undimmed

Do entrepreneurs give more to charity than those who have inherited their wealth? It is a question addressed in this edition of FT Wealth focusing on the self-made and philanthropy

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