The ‘Economist’  was giving away free kopi luwak coffee in a bid to get people to subscribe. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg
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Image of the week: Brain stimulants The ‘Economist’ magazine is “stimulating and challenging”, just like the free kopi luwak coffee that it was givin(...)

Pearson last week sold the FT Group, publisher of the Financial Times, to the Nikkei Group in Japan Photograph: Danny E Martindale/Getty Images

Pearson is in negotiations to sell its 50 per cent stake in the Economist Group, publisher of the Economist magazine, to other existing shareholders i(...)

Copies of the Financial Times  sit in a rack at a newsstand in London. Concerns have been raised over the ’pink paper’s new owner

The decision by the Nikkei group, publisher of Japan’s top financial newspaper, to pay £844 million (€1.2 billion) for one of the marquee brands in gl(...)

The front page of Japan’s Nikkei newspaper reporting the media group’s acquisition of the Financial Times. Pearson said group aid sales rose 1 per cent to £2.2 billion in the first-half

Pearson, the British group selling the Financial Times in a $1.3 billion deal, increased its dividend and confirmed guidance on Friday despite a dip i(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York. Photograph: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Disappointing earnings results from corporate bellwethers weighed on equity prices in Europe and on Wall Street yesterday. European equities fell in (...)

British publisher Pearson has decided to sell the Financial Times to a “global, digital news company” after owning the business newspaper for nearly 60 years. Photo: Getty Images

Japan’s Nikkei has agreed to buy the FT Group, publisher of the Financial Times newspaper, from Britain’s Pearson for £844 million (€1,195bn) in cash,(...)

10-12 Trinity Street, Dublin: planned conversion of the former information showrooms is likely to attract interest from a range of international fashion traders

The rapidly improving fortunes of the Grafton Street/Wicklow Street area of Dublin city are to get a further boost with news that the long-running sho(...)

Germany’s Dax, down 1.9 percent, underperformed the wider market, after a recent sharp rally and as the euro gained against the dollar. Photograph: Reuters/Pawel Kopczynski

European stocks slipped on Thursday due to Greece’s worsening financial predicament, while euro zone government borrowing costs, including Ireland’(...)

FT.com subscriptions grew 21 per cent to almost 504,000, with digital now representing 70 per cent of the Financial Times’ total paying audience.

The Financial Times reported a sharp increase in profits in 2014, driven by growth in subscription and digital revenues and a record high circulation.(...)

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