Dear visitors,

It has-been just over half a year since london went into lockdown and financial days newsroom changed immediately from a bustling, crowded office to a dispersed, digital office. the covid-19 pandemic was an unparalleled test for organisations and governments throughout the world and also to all of us as parents, peers and buddies. i am hoping the ft has actually passed away this test by delivering the headlines, understanding, evaluation and intellectual stimulation you ought to navigate this fast-changing globe.

I wish to physically welcome the thousands of brand-new members who have joined us since march. in addition wish thank our more than 1m paying readers, who are engaging with this journalism more than ever prior to. these were challenging months for the fts company, but we stay static in sturdy monetary form thanks to the commitment of our readers. our business model with its powerful dependence on digital membership incomes seems its worth and resilience in times of crisis.

Looking ahead to the impending months, the ft is designed to become your reliable guide to this new typical. we passed away through the first revolution associated with worldwide crisis. now, we face the newest truth of coping with the herpes virus. regional and national outbreaks will continue to disrupt the delicate economic data recovery. crucial plan choices on travel, employment support and stimulation happen with dizzying rate.

Other global stories will not wait for pandemic to pass through. tensions between your us and china have actually attracted evaluations towards the cold war, and us voters face a pivotal electoral decision in november. the eu demonstrated its solidarity by agreeing a historic relief plan, but must now implement it. the uk federal government is set on a march to brexit because of the end of december.

Big tech businesses have actually benefited from the crisis, driving up equity markets, but they are additionally drawing increased scrutiny. climate change stays an existential menace that may dwarf the pandemic in seriousness within the a long time. lately, there has been a reckoning on racial injustice in the usa and worldwide.

The ft will link the dots between science and business, trade and politics, to help you make smarter choices. we in addition desire to help keep you entertained and stimulated, with our weekend protection of books and arts, style and meals, and a renewed target richly immersive reportages and interviews.

The disruption regarding the pandemic has not yet ended united states from thinking forward and organizing the ground for a number of exciting projects and innovations. among them is a new climate change hub which will increase our coverage of the biggest challenge facing the whole world these days. we have been dedicating even more resources to your pharmaceutical industry including to protection of the labour marketplace. our viewpoint area will feature brand-new voices, commensurate with our dedication to confront visitors with diverse views.

No one understands how the next couple of months will play away. many of us tend to be going back to any office and sending our children back into college. everything we do know is that executives, people, policymakers and residents need navigate the most unpredictable environment in living memory. our goal in the ft continues to be to offer you the news headlines, information and insight that can help you on the way.

Thanks for reading,

Roula

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