The Financial Times today announces the appointment of Jamil Anderlini as Beijing bureau chief, effective 1 March. Anderlini was previously Beijing correspondent for four years, and won the prestigious Journalist of the Year title at the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Awards in 2010.
Anderlini replaces Geoff Dyer who will be moving to a new post at the FT later this year.
Jochen Zeitz, PUMA’s Chairman and CEO, responsible for turning PUMA into one of the top three brands in the sporting goods industry, will be speaking at this year’s FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards.
Zeitz, currently the longest-serving CEO of a public company in Germany (since 1993), recently appointed Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) of the PPR Group, and three-time former winner of the Financial Times’ ‘Strategist of the Year’, will speak to the global business community at the third annual awards on 16 March 2011. The FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards celebrate the boldest and most innovative businesses and decision makers in mature and emerging markets.
Lionel Barber joined a panel of four last night for a special BBC Newsnight programme on the ‘Future of Media’.
Hosted by Jeremy Paxman, the panel consisted of Alan Rusbridger, editor of the Guardian; Peter Barron, Google’s director of external relations for Europe; and Mark Thompson, director general of the BBC.
Research published today by the Financial Times in the run up to the FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards reveals growing pressure from business leaders for bold action to address unemployment. Over a quarter of those questioned called for urgent action to address a rise in joblessness.
Nearly two-thirds (63%) of people questioned feel that the UK coalition government has been bold enough in addressing the budget deficit since it came to power. Yet three quarters of respondents believe European governments have not been bold enough in addressing the Eurozone’s debt crisis. Furthermore 75% state that US lawmakers have not been bold enough in addressing problematic issues within the US economy.
The Financial Times has launched an iPhone application for its South-East Asia edition of FT Little Book of Business Travel (LBBT). With a focus on Singapore and Bangkok, the app combines insightful business travel content from the book, published in December 2010.
Following the success of the first FT LBBT app for China (http://apps.ft.com/lbbt/china.html), the new app features experts like chef David Thompson and cookery writer Madhur Jaffrey, to help users decide what to eat, as well as tips from the Financial Times’ own correspondents.