Best of the FT in 2017

News-making interviews, incisive commentary, groundbreaking reportage, definitive data-journalism and everything you wanted to know about Trump and Brexit. This is the FT’s selection of the best of 2017
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The FT’s top exclusives

From interviewing Donald Trump to breaking the news on Warren Buffett’s bid for Unilever, here is the best of the FT’s exclusive reporting

The most read FT articles

Besides the year’s two dominant stories (Trump and Brexit), FT readers loved finding out why columnist Lucy Kellaway changed careers and playing how to be an Uber driver with our interactive game

The best readers’ comments

You made us think, laugh and cry (in a good way)

The best of Lunch with the FT

Who gave a giant tip? Who had 12 courses? Who admired the ‘brutality’ of Game of Thrones? Have lunch again with Ecclestone, Huppert and Mantel

Top 10 FT Weekend long reads

The best of the FT’s long-form stories, from the men behind Deutsche Bank’s big gamble to the truth about facts

The best of the Big Read

From the Weinstein exposé to Brexit’s real price and questions over green technology — the best of the year’s analysis

The corporate year

From activist investors to the break-up of Murdoch’s empire and the world’s biggest flotation

Year in a word

A look at the words that defined 2017

The best FT Weekend columns of 2017

Catch up on our top commentary from Simon Kuper, Jo Ellison, Robert Shrimsley, Gillian Tett, Janan Ganesh and more


The best books of the year

From the end of globalisation to the literature of birds, FT writers and guests reveal their top fiction and non-fiction picks of 2017


The biggest trades

Cobalt’s rise, Enigma trade, Portuguese bonds, bitcoin, Snap and shorting the dollar

Investment flows

Investors poured $640bn into stock and bond funds in 2017, up more than tenfold from a year earlier

The central bank effect

Reactions to the words of leading central bankers have underlined a complex relationship with global markets

How investors digested speeches from Draghi, Yellen and Zhou


Person of the Year

How Susan Fowler, a former software engineer at Uber, exposed a culture of sexual harassment at the transportation company

Women in 2017

From World Cup winners to firefighters and warriors in the war against discrimination, we spotlight women who made waves this year

Visual journalism

Charts of the year

Maps, lines and pandas made 2017 a groundbreaking year in data visualisation

The year in pictures

DAKHINPARA, BANGLADESH - SEPTEMBER 12: Rohingya refugees jump from a wooden boat as it begins to tip over after travelling from Myanmar, on September 12, 2017 in Dakhinpara, Bangladesh. Recent reports have suggested that around 290,000 Rohingya have now fled Myanmar after violence erupted in Rakhine state. The 'Muslim insurgents of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army' have issued statement that indicates that they are to observe a cease fire, and have asked the Myanmar government to reciprocate. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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Disasters, man-made and natural, have struck in a year characterised by political division, desperation and delight

The year in video

FILE - This Aug. 29, 2017 file photo distributed on Aug. 30, 2017, by the North Korean government shows what was said to be the test launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile in Pyongyang, North Korea. 
Japan is debating whether to develop limited pre-emptive strike capability and buy cruise missiles - ideas that were anathema in the pacifist country before the North Korea missile threat.  North Korea’s test-firing of a missile on Aug. 29, 2017, which flew over Japan and landed in the northern Pacific Ocean, quickly reactivated the debate at parliament and in the media. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
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From North Korea test-firing ballistic missiles to Catalonia voting for independence

Property & Finance

Best of House & Home

This year we said a sad farewell to David Tang but were welcomed into the homes of Piers Morgan and a scientist trying to defy ageing

The best of personal finance

From home hijacking to the great pensions crunch via bitcoin and learning lessons from The Archers


Quiz of the year

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A year’s supply of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé awaits the winner of this cultural challenge

Best films of the year

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Call Me by Your Name - 2017

Nigel Andrews’ five-star movies include Call Me By Your Name, Moonlight, A Ghost Story, Get Out and Manchester by the Sea

Food & Travel

Best of Food & Drink

From interviews with A-list chefs Gordon Ramsay and Ruth Rogers to what to do with your turkey leftovers this Christmas

Travel writers’ top discoveries

William Dalrymple, Jan Morris, Pico Iyer and a panel of FT travel writers look back on the year’s highlights

Work & Careers

Best of the FT’s career advice

From PowerPoint wisdom to boosting self-confidence — the most popular productivity stories

The best thing I read all year

Janesville by Amy Goldstein, Anna Karenina by Tolstoy and Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

Business school professors and FT writers share the books and articles that changed their outlook at work

Your guide to getting ahead at work

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Career advice that reveals what your boss’s boss is thinking about risk-taking, getting things done and building the perfect team


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The best beauty buys of the year

Instant glow, perfect skin and the ultimate pooch shampoo . . . The FT style team selects their hero products of the year

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