The Financial Times today announced the launch of its Android and iPhone applications for FTChinese.com. The apps combine dynamic and fast access to FTChinese.com content with the unique user interface of Android mobile devices and the iPhone.
The apps are available for free at various Android App sites and at Apple’s App Store as is access to FTChinese.com. New users of the website, however, need to register if they’d like to make comments or participate in online promotions.
According to a new report from the Financial Times and the Managing Partners Forum (MPF), law firms are failing to understand their clients’ needs, whilst significant gulfs in expectations risk straining the client/adviser relationship. Starkly illustrating this finding is the fact that whilst 75% of CEOs surveyed say they are primarily responsible for selecting a law firm, less than 5% of law firms surveyed see building links with C-level executives at their clients as important.
Entitled ‘Lessons for Law Firm Management’, the report is the result of a collaborative global research project by the Financial Times and the MPF. It is based upon a survey of partners and senior executives at 100 law firms and 333 clients (including many at C-level) and explores the effectiveness of the corporate relationship between law firms and their clients by comparing the views of both audiences across a range of common attributes. The full report and supporting materials can be downloaded free http://ftcorporate.ft.com/resources.
Matthew Garrahan, Los Angeles correspondent for the Financial Times, was honored at the 53rd Los Angeles Press Club Southern California Journalism Award gala for his “Who Killed James Bond?” piece in the best entertainment feature category.
The feature ran in the July 24/25, 2010 issue of FT Weekend and sheds light on the decline of a Hollywood icon, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), one of many companies affected by bubble-era deal-making. Read the winning story at http://on.ft.com/iqmdWZ.
The FT commodities editor Javier Blas has won the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation HG Boerma prize for his coverage of the global food crisis. The $10,000 prize has been donated to international charity and last year’s FT seasonal appeal partner, Action Against Hunger.
Money Management editor Janet Walford has been awarded a prize for ‘outstanding contribution to protection journalism’ at this year’s Protection Review Awards, recognising the work Money Management has done over the years promoting protection through its regular surveys, features, spotlights and supplements.