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Where are all the Chinese tourists?⁠ ⁠ Tens of thousands of Chinese tourists are shunning the US as a holiday destination, and companies from Tiffany to Hyatt Hotels are counting the cost.⁠ ⁠ Tourists from China hold special appeal for US business because of how much they spend. Including the costs of flights and accommodation each one splurges on average $7,000 per visit, according to data cited by the US Travel Association.⁠ ⁠ After several years of double-digit growth, however, Chinese visitor numbers rose only 4% in 2017 and last year they declined for the first time since 2003. There were 2.99m arrivals in 2018, a drop of 6% from the previous year. The weakness is continuing this summer, according to leading US business executives, who say the slowdown is weighing on profits.⁠ ⁠ “It’s a significant worry, given China has represented so much of the growth in international tourism over the past decade,” said Adam Sacks, president of Tourism Economics.⁠ ⁠ Tap the link in our bio to read more. ⁠ ⁠ #FT #FinancialTimes #China #US #tourism ⁠ #charts #infographic #design #travel #travelgram #instatravel #tourist #traveling #vacation #trip

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FT Photo Diary 📸: Swiss pianist and composer Alain Roche performs “Chantier” suspended in the air with his grand piano under a moving crane during the 20th "Jeux du Castrum", a multidisciplinary festival that runs until August 18 in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland. ⁠ ⁠ 📸: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images⁠ ⁠ #music #festival #switzerland #performance #pianist ⁠ #performanceart #musician #artist #summer

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The US yield curve inverted this week for the first time since 2007, a bad omen that has preceded every recession in the country since the second world war and a move that rattled financial markets across the globe. Here's why: 🔸🔸🔸 The yield curve is essentially a reflection of the distilled wisdom of millions of investors — from individual savers to money managers on Wall Street. Although seemingly obscure, it enjoys a cult following among many investors as the leading market forecaster of recessions. Normally, countries should pay less to borrow money for shorter time periods. When this relationship flips, it has historically been a warning of economic downturns to come. Now, experts are worried that the countdown to the next recession may have just begun. For more on what could happen next and what the trade war has to do with it, click the link in our bio. #FT #FinancialTimes #chart #charts #yield #yieldcurve

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FT Photo Diary 📸: Offerings of paper houses and other replicas of wealth burn on a boat at Hong San Koo Tee Temple in Surabaya, to mark the Hungry Ghost Festival. The festival, widely known as Zhong Yuan Jie among Taoists and Buddhists respectively, is held in certain Asian countries and observed on the 15th day of the "Ghost's Month". ⁠ ⁠ 📸: Juni Kriswanto/AFP/Getty Images ⁠ ⁠ #festival #fire #burning #temple #buddhism #ghostsmonth #hungryghostfestival #indonesia #culture #religion #taoist

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Here's some grim news: unexpectedly high levels of microplastics have been found in fresh snow in some of the world's most isolated areas. Samples from remote Arctic and Alpine areas contained thousands of particles per litre — underlining the extent of potentially toxic contamination in the earth’s atmosphere. 🔹 Scientists are just beginning to investigate the routes plastics take to end up in snow. Some come from sources on land, from paint particles to tiny fragments of rubber from car tyres that wear down. Some of these particles find their way into the sea, where they are broken up by waves and ultraviolet radiation before being swept up into the atmosphere. The microplastics are then captured from the air during cloud formation, when particles act as a nucleus around which supercooled droplets can condense, and as snowflakes drift to earth. For more on how man-made materials wound up in fresh snow, click the link in our bio. 🔹 #FT #FinancialTimes #climatechange #pollution #plastic #microplastics #arctic #snow

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FT Photo Dairy 📸: Waves hit a sea wall in front of buildings in Taizhou, China's eastern Zhejiang province on August 9, 2019. China issued a red alert for Typhoon Lekima which battered the eastern province with high winds and torrential rainfall. ⁠ ⁠ 📸: AFP/Getty Images⁠ ⁠ #FT #FinancialTimes #China #nature #photooftheday #clouds #rain #photography

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FT Photo Diary 📸: ⁠Buddhist monks wait to collect alms from officials during Thailand's Queen Mother Sirikit's 87th birthday celebrations in Bangkok on August 12, 2019. ⁠ ⁠ 📸: Lillian Suwanrumpha/ Getty ⁠ ⁠ #FT #FinancialTimes #Thailand #Monks #Buddhists #Buddhism #photography #photooftheday #instagood #picoftheday #photographer #instadaily

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Few aspects of office life are more dispiriting than hot-desking, the penny-pinching ploy that strips people of their own desk and casts them out to the noisy, chaotic wasteland of shared work spots.⁠ ⁠ People doomed to hot-desking waste an average of two weeks a year just looking for a place to sit, one British study claimed last month. That did not count the time it takes to set up a computer, adjust a chair and figure out where the people you need to talk to might be perched that day. ⁠ ⁠ Pilita Clark, FT’s business columnist, explains why the hidden costs of the irksome office practice are even worse than you think. Tap the link in our bio to read more. ⁠ ⁠ #FT #FinancialTimes #hotdesking #office ⁠ #work #workspace #officespace #working

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FT Photo Diary 📸: ⁠ There is no shortage of bizarre and wacky entertainment at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe which is marking its 72nd anniversary. Some 3,841 shows will be packed into the world’s oldest fringe festival from 2 to 26 August. Among them is Erth's Dinosaur's Zoo, an edutainment show featuring giant dinosaur puppets which walk, roar and blink. ⁠ ⁠ 📸: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images ⁠ ⁠ #edinburgh #edfringe #scotland #edinburghfestival #fringe #edinburghfringefestival #theater #festival #performance #dinosaurs #art #entertainment

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FT Photo Diary 📸: A student poses showing his face and hands painted with slogans for peace during a rally to mark Hiroshima Day, in Mumbai on August 6, 2019. The mayor of Hiroshima urged Japan to sign a landmark UN treaty banning nuclear weapons as the city marked 74 years since being targeted in the world's first atomic attack.⁠ ⁠ 📸: Punit Paranjpe/Getty⁠ ⁠ #FT #FinancialTimes #Hiroshima #Mumbai #Japan #photooftheday #photography ⁠

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FT Photo Diary 📸: ⁠ Last month, the Saharan heatwave sent temperatures to record levels in parts of Europe. Greenland also faced unseasonably warm weather. Climate change has made the summers longer and accelerated the rate at which the glaciers and the Greenland ice cap are retreating. ⁠ ⁠ Tap the link in our bio to read more. ⁠ ⁠ 📸: Getty Images⁠ ⁠ #environment #globalwarming #nature #earth #planet #summer #climatechange

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Fortnite is technically a video game, and one with a simple premise. At the start, players drop on to an island and shoot each other until only one person is left standing. ⁠ ⁠ But the computer game is so wildly popular that it’s become more than just a game: today it’s a social media platform in its own right, driving pop culture among teenagers — everything from clothing to dance crazes. With more than 250 million users across the globe, if it were a country Fortnite would be the fifth largest in the world. ⁠ ⁠ The Fortnite World Cup drew 2.3 million concurrent viewers on YouTube. The prize money for the competition is equally outsized. ⁠ ⁠ Wanting to create high stakes, prizes worth $30 million were available. The winner — Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf, a 16-year-old from Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania — walked away with $3m. That is almost six times more money than the cyclist who wins the Tour de France.⁠ ⁠ Tap the link in our bio to read more. ⁠ ⁠ #FT #FinancialTimes #Fortnite #gaming #WorldCup #FortniteWorldCup #data #charts ⁠

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US President Donald Trump on Thursday said he planned to impose a 10% tariff on $300bn of additional Chinese goods from September 1, just hours after Chinese and American negotiators concluded a fresh round of high-level talks in Shanghai.⁠ ⁠ The negotiations had marked the first round of face-to-face meetings since Mr Trump agreed a trade war truce with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Osaka last month, paving the way for a return to talks after the previous round collapsed in May.⁠ ⁠ China’s commerce ministry on Friday said that it was 'strongly dissatisfied' with the US announcement, which 'seriously violates' the agreement reached by Trump and Xi.⁠ ⁠ Tap the link in our bio to read more. ⁠ ⁠ Illustration by Ingram Pinn. ⁠ ⁠ #FT #FinancialTimes #US #DonaldTrump #China #XiJinping⁠

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Pro-democracy protesters have continued weekly rallies on the streets of Hong Kong against a controversial extradition bill since June 9, as the city plunged into crisis after waves of demonstrations and several violent clashes. A Cathay Pacific pilot, two gym owners, a teacher and a 16-year-old girl were among those who appeared before a Hong Kong court on Wednesday accused of rioting during anti-government demonstrations at the weekend. The court appearances come a day after violence erupted outside two police stations in the territory when officials revealed they had charged 44 people over the protests, further raising tensions in Hong Kong’s worst political crisis in decades. Those who were charged were arrested after clashes between protesters and police grew increasingly violent on Saturday and Sunday. 📸: Getty Images #FT #finanicaltimes #hongkong #china#asia #protest #hk #hkprotests #aerial#city #march #protests #aerial#protesters #march #extradition #law#political #politics #beijing

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The legal cannabis industry is now one of the biggest potential new markets.⁠ ⁠ According to Euromonitor, the global legal marijuana market size is expected to reach $166bn by the end of 2025. In Europe the current market value is €18bn, which is set to rise to €123bn by 2028, and the European Cannabis Report claims there is a 60-70% chance all cannabis will be legalised in the next three years. Even the Church of England announced in January it would be investing part of its £12.6bn portfolio in cannabis.⁠ ⁠ Tap the link in our bio to read more. #FT #FinancialTimes #charts #data #graphs #cannabis #marijuana

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'Why was Jamal killed, and why so ferociously? And why is no one insisting on accountability?' Ten months after his murder, the fiancée of Jamal Khashoggi still has no answers. ⁠ ⁠ Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist, was butchered last October at his country’s embassy. It was his fiance, Hatice Cengiz, to first sound the alarm about his disappearance. She eventually learnt he was murdered within minutes of his arrival at the consulate to pick up papers he needed to marry; his body was later cut in pieces with a bonesaw.⁠ ⁠ Over Lunch with the FT, Cengiz talks about their brief but intense relationship, the ‘scandalous’ reaction of the US to his killing — and the chain of events that led to that terrible day in Istanbul. ⁠ ⁠ Tap the link in our bio to read the full interview. ⁠ ⁠ #ft #financialtimes #interview #LunchwithFT

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It’s official: Boris Johnson has been crowned the UK’s next prime minister. 🔸 He’s never been easy to define. To his admirers, Johnson has long been a celebrity — but few incoming prime ministers have also been so reviled. He’s often compared to Donald Trump, with whom there has long been mutual admiration, and both are frequently described as champions of a new rightwing populism in the anglophone world. 🔸 So why is the UK's new prime minister such a divisive figure? And is he up to the job? Read our profile of the man most likely to enter Downing Street at the link in our bio. Illustrator credit: @marcoventurart #ft #financialtimes #borisjohnson #uk #ukpolitics #politics #primeminister

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'The job market is dead,' Sasha Taormina, who is struggling to find a job in Palermo, Italy, said. 'It is almost impossible to be economically independent here, especially if you are young and you are a woman.'⁠ ⁠ One in four Italians aged 15 to 34 is not in education, formal employment or training (Neet) — more than 3m people in total. In Sicily, Italy’s largest island, the proportion rises to 42 per cent.⁠ ⁠ While Sicily is an extreme case, Italy has the largest proportion of Neets in the EU, even higher than the troubled Greek labour market.⁠ ⁠ Italy and Greece are the only eurozone economies that have not returned to their pre-crisis peak levels, and both have unemployment rates above the EU average.⁠ ⁠ Tap our link in bio to read more. #FT #FinancialTimes #Italy #jobs #economy #charts #data

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Europe's next big foodie destination? Croatia, where a new generation of chefs, winemakers and food producers are reviving the country’s rich gastronomic heritage. And then, of course, there's 5,000km of beaches and islands stretching along the coastline... Find out more from @the_history_cook⁠ via link in bio⁠ ⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ Photo: © Stipe Surac/4Corners Images #croatia #food #foodie #croatianfood #cuisine #europe #holiday #travel #summer #ftweekend #financialtimes⁠

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High heels or sandals 👠? Suit or shirtsleeves 👔? Office dress codes are suddenly in flux, but why? ⁠ ⁠ As freelancing and outsourcing have spread through the economy and ever more of us ‘hot desk’ or work from home, the once well-established and mutually understood relationships between managers and employees are being recalibrated. Meanwhile, the flourishing landscape of tech start-ups and creative design companies seem to have initiated a tieless revolution.⁠ ⁠ Dress is one of the ways in which some of our most serious concerns about power, authority and freedom are expressed. There is more to our clothes than meets the eye.⁠ ⁠ Tap the link in our bio to read more. ⁠ ⁠ ⁠#FT #FinancialTimes #work #clothes #fashion ⁠

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'If Boris Johnson’s name is ever linked to a political idea, it is likely to be "cakeism" — the notion that it is possible to govern without making hard choices.'⁠ ⁠ Mr Johnson is expected to become UK prime minister this month 'having run a strongly cakeist leadership campaign'. His famous remark that, when it comes to cake, he is 'pro having it and pro eating it too' has defined his approach to Brexit.⁠ ⁠ The FT's Gideon Rachman writes about Boris Johnson, ‘cakeism’ and the Blitz spirit of 1940 –⁠ read the full piece in our link in bio.⁠ ⁠ Illustration by James Ferguson. #FT #FinancialTimes #BorisJohnson #Politics #UK #UKpolitics #illustration #cake

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What's the formula for love? Well, Bobby Seagull found the answer. The pop-mathematician has created a customised equation to help him find a partner.⁠ ⁠ The maths teacher’s algorithm, which has coefficients for location, education, age and general fussiness, suggests that the probability of the next person on the pavement turning out to be his soulmate is one in 913,000. Could the equation work for you too?⁠ ⁠ Lucy Kellaway, FT contributing editor, used this formula in search for romance — tap on the link in our bio to see if she found love.⁠ ⁠ #FT #FinancialTimes #love #formula #data #charts #formulaforlove #instadaily ⁠ ⁠

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FT Photo Diary 📸: Today, up to 42,000 spectators are allowed in the grounds of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships 🏆 at any one time.⁠ ⁠ To watch matches on Centre Court 🎾, just 500 tickets are made available each day. To purchase one, fans must join a queue in which they are required to camp for at least one night in a park adjacent to the grounds.⁠ ⁠ Otherwise, the majority of tickets are sold weeks before the tournament, through an annual public ballot with UK entrants forced to enter by post and must also supply a stamped-addressed envelope. This will change from next year, when ballot entrants will merely need to fill out forms online.⁠ ⁠ The well-heeled can skip the lines. Earlier this year, the All England Club released more than 2,500 ‘debentures’ on Centre Court, with wealthy patrons paying £80,000 to guarantee themselves a seat throughout the tournament 🍓. ⁠ ⁠ 📷: Charlie Bibby⁠ #tennis #wimbledon #rafaelnadal #rogerfederer #andymurray #sports #london #lovetennis #instatennis #tennismatch #instasport

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Today's @BanxCartoons on the leak of comments made by Britain’s ambassador about the Presidency of Donald Trump. ⁠ ⁠ Sir Kim Darroch’s reflections on the ‘inept’ and ‘dysfunctional’ nature of the Trump administration divided Conservative MPs and highlighted how Brexit has dragged civil servants into the political arena. ⁠ ⁠ US president Donald Trump said the US would ‘no longer deal’ with Sir Kim in response. He tweeted ‘I do not know the ambassador, but he is not liked or well-thought of within the US.’⁠ ⁠ Tap the link in our bio to read the latest.⁠ ⁠ #FT #financialtimes #banx #banxcartoons #cartoon #cartoons #illustration #illustrations #drawing #drawings #art #artist #artists #artistsofinstragram #donaldtrump #politics #usa

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⁠ FT Photo Diary 📸: This photo taken on July 7, 2019 shows a participant in the Pride parade 🌈 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, riding roller blades. ⁠ ⁠ This weekend parades celebrating gay pride were also held in London, Madrid and Cologne. This year marks 50 years since the Stonewall riots in New York.⁠ ⁠ 📷: Erika SANTELICES / AFP⁠ ⁠ #lgbt #loveislove #gaypride #lovewins #pride #lgbtcommunity #lgbtq #republicadominicana #love #pride🌈

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Beer 🍺, barbecue 🍖 and burgers 🍔 are as much a part of Fourth of July celebrations as fireworks and the Stars and Stripes. Today, however, meatless sausages, gluten-free pita chips and canned wine are also on the menu.⁠ ⁠ Traditional fare still sells: Americans bought $874m worth of beef, hot dogs and sausages during Independence Day week last year, compared to $325m for plant-based substitutes. But meat alternatives are certainly growing in popularity on their plates.⁠ ⁠ Tap the link in our bio to read more. ⁠ #independenceday #usa #america #fourthofjuly #fireworks #4thofjuly #july4th #starsandstripes #plantbased #veganhotdogs #meatfree #food #burger #barbecue #instafood

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On a beach near Tulum in Quintana Roo State, Mexico, the water is brown and a carpet of rotting seaweed covers the white sands. The beach bustles not with holidaymakers but two dozen workers shifting seaweed with shovels and wheelbarrows, some waist deep in the sludge. A truck with a front scoop carts the algae away. The smell is awful. A giant floating mass of sargassum algae, more than 550km long, is washing ashore. ⁠ ⁠ Since 2011, sargassum has been strangling some of Mexico’s best-loved beaches in increasingly large amounts, causing not just a stink and an eyesore but damaging coral reefs and marine ecosystems. The problem is getting significantly worse. ⁠ ⁠ Tap the link in our bio to read more. ⁠ ⁠ (DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images) ⁠ #mexico #ocean #environment #marinelitter #beach #marinelife

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As @rogerfederer advances to the second round of Wimbledon once again, here's a look at how he matches up against the other tennis greats. And... in case you missed it, before he headed off to Wimbledon, Roger Federer found time for a lunch with the FT — tap on the link in our bio to read the interview⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #rogerfederer #tennis #tenis #instatennis #tennispractice #serenawilliams #rafaelnadal #wimbledon #tennislife #lovetennis #tennismatch #london #lunchwiththeFT #financialtimes #dataviz #dataisbeautiful #design #infographic

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FT Photo Diary 📸: This aerial photo taken on June 18, 2019 shows a sightseeing elevator in southwest China's Guizhou Province. 🌳 The 108 meter-high elevator connects the upper and lower levels of the Zhijin Grand Canyon, which went into service in 2014. 📷: MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images #FT #FinancialTimes #China #Zhijin #ZhijinGrandCanyon #Tourism #Travel #Lifestyle #Aerial #Landscape #Scenery

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Meet Libra, Facebook's new global digital currency. 💸🔹 The social network hopes it will help 1.7bn people without a bank account transfer money instantly and affordably from their mobile phones. It’s the most significant effort yet to make blockchain technology, which does not rely on a central authority to issue money, mainstream — and comes following the launch of hundreds of digital currencies, not least the 10-year-old bitcoin. 🔹 If successful, the project could dramatically reshape some corners of the finance industry, disintermediating payments platforms and stealing business from retail banks and fintech groups, particularly those that specialise in sending payments across borders. 🔹 For more on the currency, and how Facebook wants to transform financial services, click the link in our bio. #blockchain #bitcoin #facebook #cryptocurrency #libra #currency #digitalcurrency #chart #fintech

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🚨 Temperatures are rising, the glaciers of the Himalayas are melting — and here’s why this is particularly significant: because the area provides water for about 800m people across Asia. 🚨 A forthcoming study surveyed decades of satellite data and found that the glaciers have been losing the equivalent of 50cm of ice vertically each year since 2000, melting twice as fast as they were during the 1975 to 2000 period. Several factors contribute to melting in the Himalayas, including settled soot and changing precipitation factors. However, the new study suggests that temperature is the single biggest factor that drives the rate of melting, underscoring the impact of climate change on an area that is a critical source of water supply for India and China. 🔸 The research comes as global carbon dioxide emissions hit a record high last year, and as the earth’s average temperature has warmed about 1C compared with pre-industrial times. 🔸 Read more at the link in our bio. 📸: PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images

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There was a time, not so long ago, when actresses became virtually invisible on their 40th birthdays. Work started to dry up: in film, 80% of leading roles for ‘mature’ actors went to men, as well as most of the dialogue. Even Oscar-bedecked Meryl Streep feared obsolescence: ‘I remember, as I was hovering around 40, I thought each movie would be my last, really,’ she said in 2016. That was then. 🎬 As popular programmes like Killing Eve and Orange is the New Black have shown, ‘mature’, complex leading ladies are now taking the silver screen by storm — and the female share of leading roles in top TV shows has been on the rise for decades. Click the link in our bio for more. 🎥 🍿 #FT #FinancialTimes #women #ladies #TV #television #hollywood #silverscreen #popculture #celebrities

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FT Photo Diary 📸: Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral is seen on June 12 in the French capital as the structure is still under repair after it was badly damaged by a huge fire on April 15. 📷: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images #ft #financialtimes #photooftheday #picoftheday #photo #photography #photographer #onassignment #paris #france #french #notredame #notredamefire #fire #disaster #history #culture #blaze #historic #europe #cathedral #catholic #church #culture

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This was the scene as protesters fought pitched battles with police in central Hong Kong on Wednesday as public anger erupted against an extradition bill that critics see as a fundamental threat to the territory’s civic freedoms and rule of law. Police used pepper spray, rubber bullets and tear gas and by 7pm Hong Kong time had cleared demonstrators from immediately outside the Legislative Council, Hong Kong’s de facto parliament, following violent scenes that left several people injured. By late evening, thousands of protesters remained in a stand-off with police in the centre of the city with the city’s Hospital Authority confirming that 72 people were injured, with two in serious condition. Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive, has vowed to push ahead with the bill. Tap the link in our bio for the latest. Picture by Getty #FT #finanicaltimes #hongkong #china #asia #protest #hk #hkprotests #aerial #city #march #protests #aerial #protesters #march #extradition #law #political #politics #beijing

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FT Photo Diary 📸: A 68-metre long image of a whale formed by plastic waste collected from the ocean is seen on June 10, 2019 during an event to raise awareness on ocean conservation at Rudong Yangkou Harbour in Nantong in China's eastern Jiangsu province. 📷: STR/AFP/Getty Images #ft #financialtimes #photooftheday #picoftheday #photo #photography #photographer #onassignment #china #harbor #harbour #Nantong #asia #chinese #Jiangsu #ocean #green #environmental #environment #RudongYangkou #RudongYangkouHarbour #province #pollution #plastic

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As the world recovers from the Great Recession, we are learning that unemployment statistics can hide a lot of pain in a labour market. US unemployment returned to its pre-crisis level in late 2016, but it took another year for U6 to recede. The rate at which 25 to 54-year-olds participate in the labour market, another metric of distress, is only now beginning to return to pre-recession levels. The US is not the only country to have a hidden hangover. Tap the link in our bio to read more. #FT #financialtimes #ceos #jobs #employment #data #chart #charts #employment #us #unitedstates #usa #wallstreet #corporations #business #biz #unemployment #wages #labor

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FT Photo Diary 📸: MSC Magnifica is seen from one of the canals leading into the Venice Lagoon on June 9, 2019 in Venice. Thousands of people took to the streets in Venice on June 8, 2019, calling for a ban on large cruise ships in the city following last week's collision between a massive vessel and a tourist boat. 📷: MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images #ft #financialtimes #photooftheday #picoftheday #photo #photography #photographer #onassignment #MSCMagnifica #Magnifica #venice #venicelagoon #lagoon #vessel #boat #tourism #italy #italian #europe #tourist #cruise #cruiseship #canal #canals #ocean #boating

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Hundreds of thousands took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday in protest of an extradition bill that critics fear would allow China to seize suspects in the territory to face trial on the mainland. Police said 240,000 people took part but organisers claimed at least 1m marched, which would make it the largest protest in the semi-autonomous region since the UK handed over Hong Kong to China in 1997. A day later, Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam said she would press ahead with the bill – dismissing suggestions that she should step down and said the second reading of the bill would go ahead on Wednesday. Tap the link in our bio to read the latest. Picture by Getty #FT #finanicaltimes #hongkong #china #asia #protest #hk #hkprotests #aerial #city #march #protests #aerial #protesters #march #extradition #law #political #politics #beijing

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FT Photo Diary 📸: Indian Muslims offer prayers during Eid al-Fitr at the Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi on June 5, 2019. Muslims around the world celebrated the Eid al-Fitr festival, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. 📷: PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images #ft #financialtimes #photooftheday #picoftheday #photo #photography #photographer #onassignment #india #indian #muslims #pray #prayers #eid #eidalfitr #jama #jamamasjid #jamamasjidmosque #mosque #newdelhi #india #indian #asia #ramadan #religion #festival #pray

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Ingram Pinn’s illustration of the week: B-Day, the UK's divided Tories battle for Brexit – and to replace Theresa May as prime minister. . . . . . #FT #financialtimes #ingrampinn #media #cartoon #cartoons #illustration #illustrations #drawing #drawings #art #artist #artists #artistsofinstragram #brexit #uk #unitedkingdom #theresamay #may #europe #eu #theeu #britain #british #euro #borisjohnson

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FT Photo Diary 📸: A view of the semifinal match between Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Austria's Dominic Thiem at Roland Garros in Paris, France on June 7, 2019. 📷: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach #ft #financialtimes #photooftheday #picoftheday #photo #photography #photographer #onassignment #france #french #frenchopen #rolandgarros #paris #europe #parisian #clay #NovakDjokovic #Djokovic #tennis #sport #sports #aerial

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Is China even that big of a threat to the US? While China’s economy has been growing, it’s not as dominant as one might think. The FT's Martin Wolf says the US under Donald Trump has found a new enemy in China to replace the former Soviet Union and 'the war on terror'. But he says Trump is wrong to fight for domination as a zero-sum game. Tap the link in our bio to read more. #FT #financialtimes #china #chinese #asia #martinwolf #column #opinion #unitedstates #unitedstates #us #usa #economics #economy #data #charts #gdp #imf #global #politics #international

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FT Photo Diary 📸: To mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, French flying team "Patrouille de France" (PAF) perform over the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer in northwestern France. During the commemorations, French president Emmanuel Macron issued a thinly veiled appeal to Donald Trump to stand by the western and international institutions established after the second world war and to push for peace in the Middle East. “America, dear President Trump, is never as great as when it fights for the liberty of others . . . as when it is faithful to the universal values championed by its founding fathers,” he said. 📷: ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images #ft #financialtimes #photooftheday #picoftheday #photo #photography #photographer #onassignment #us #unitedstates #france #macron #emmanuelmacron #dday #anniversary #dday75 #ddayanniversary #anniversary #french #normandy #Collevillesurmer #history #europe

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The FT's Philip Stephens has written about "The truth and lies of Donald Trump and Boris Johnson": "Were it not for Mr Trump, Mr Johnson might have been held to account for the long and well-documented history of habitual lies. But Britain’s Tories are now going the way of America’s Republicans. In the choice of party leader good character and a moral code have been relegated in favour of the pinched English nationalism of hardline Brexiters." Tap the link in our bio to read more. Illustration by Ingram Pinn #UK #us #usa #donaldtrump #trump #london #may #theresamay #british #unitedkingdom #politics #uspolitics #worldpolitics #illustration #cartoon #drawing #illustrations #cartoons #drawings #boris #borisjohnson #tories #conservatives

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FT Photo Diary 📸: The Iguaçu (Iguazu) falls, considered one of the largest waterfalls in the world, are flowing with twice as much water (3m liters per second) as normal because of heavy rainfall in the area. This photo is taken from the Brazilian side on the border with Argentina, near Foz do Iguaçu, on June 4, 2019. The average flow rate of the falls is usually 1.5 million liters of water per second. 📷: CHRISTIAN RIZZI/AFP/Getty Images #ft #financialtimes #photooftheday #picoftheday #photo #photography #photographer #onassignment #Iguacu #Iguacufalls #Iguazu #Iguazufalls #falls #waterfall #waterfalls #brazil #argentina #brazilian #southamerican #FozdoIguacu #nature #natural #weather #water #rain

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It's been 30 years since the Tiananmen Square massacre, and here people take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park on June 4, 2019 in Hong Kong. As many as 180,000 people were expected to attend the vigil to mark the anniversary. Commemorations took place in cities around the world on June 4 to remember those who died when Chinese troops cracked down on pro-democracy protesters. The People's Liberation Army opened fire and killed hundreds or thousands of protesters in Beijing after students and workers gathered in Tiananmen Square for weeks to call for greater political freedom. No one knows for sure how many people were killed as China continues to censor any coverage or discussion of the event that takes place during the anniversary. Tap the link in our bio to read a story from the FT's James Kynge, who covered Tiananmen Square as a young Reuters journalist. He tried to trace its legacy and what it means for China today. Picture by Getty #ft #financialtimes #Tiananmen #Tiananmenanniversary #Tiananmensquare #china #beijing #hongkong #protest #commemoration #freespeech #freedom #politics #political #democracy #history #anniversary #news #asia

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FT Photo Diary 📸: Simone Leigh's "Brick House," a 16-foot-tall bronze bust of a black woman, stands atop the Spur, the last section of the High Line park to be converted into public space on June 4, 2019 in New York City. Public art installations will rotate through the Spur's focal point dubbed the Plinth at 30th Street and 10th Avenue. 📷: Drew Angerer/Getty Images #ft #financialtimes #photooftheday #picoftheday #photo #photography #photographer #onassignment #us #unitedstates #nyc #newyork #ny #newyorkcity #highline #art #publicart #thesput #brickhouse #park #public #space #nycparks #manhattan

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The farmers who produce the coffee you drink get just 1p from a £2.50 brew – pennies in US dollars. So why is your morning brew so expensive? That's because in an everyday £2.50 brew, the coffee itself accounts for just 4% of the cost, or about 10p, while rent, labour and tax make up three-quarters of the overall price, according to consultancy firm Allegra Strategies. Just a fraction of that actually gets back to farmers. Tap the link in our bio to see more about what goes into the cost of your coffee. #FT #financialtimes #coffee #farmers #centralamerica #southamerica #americas #america #coca #cocaine #natural #nature #farm #farming #chart #data #charts

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FT Photo Diary 📸: Floodwater from the Mississippi River cuts off the roadway from Missouri into Illinois at the state border on May 30, 2019 in Saint Mary, Missouri. The middle-section of the US has been experiencing major flooding since mid-March especially along the Missouri, Arkansas, and Mississippi Rivers. Towns along the Mississippi have been experiencing the longest stretch of major flooding in nearly a century. 📷:Scott Olson/Getty Images #ft #financialtimes #photooftheday #picoftheday #photo #photography #photographer #onassignment #us #unitedstates #flood #floods #flooding #Mississippi #missouri #arkansas #river #Mississippiriver #rivers #nature #illinois #america #news #road #transportation

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Donald Trump is seen here with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on June 3, 2019 in London as he kicks off his three-day state visit to the country. The visit will include lunch with the Queen, and a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, as well as business meetings with Prime Minister Theresa May and the Duke of York, before travelling to Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Tap the link in our bio for more coverage. Picture by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty #FT #financialtimes #donaldtrump #trump #queen #elizabeth #uk #unitedkingdom #britain #statevisit #london #buckingham #palace #buckinghampalace #london #trumpvisit #trumpUKvisit