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Global Financial Crisis? Global view required.

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 5, 1998--

Financial Times web site to provide unprecedented coverage of IMF

and World Bank meeting in Washington

As the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank meet this week after a year which has seen financial crisis sweep the globe, confidence in the very institutions charged with preserving the world's monetary order is at a low ebb. Will they survive? How will their efforts to avoid further market erosion affect you?

The latest in a series of topical reports on global finance issues from the Asian crisis to the introduction of a single European currency, FT.com's IMF Special Report (http://www.ft.com), is a must-read. The report examines the institutions and the events and explores proposed solutions to the world's fiscal problems. Its unique combination of breaking news and trusted, objective Financial Times analysis will help you make sense of even the most complex issues.

"FT.com's special reports are one more way the Financial Times melds the immediacy, depth and interactivity of the web to some of the savvyest comment, analysis and reporting in print," says Paul Maidment, editor, FT.com. "For the IMF/World Bank meeting, authoritative background pieces written by Financial Times journalists lay out the issues, video clips bring you the personalities, breaking news will be updated throughout the event, and the FT's incisive commentators cut through the hype to put all in context as it happens."

The breadth and depth of FT.com's Special Reports, as well as the FT Newspaper's climbing US readership, is helping to drive visits to FT.com. Latest rankings from 100Hot.com (http://www.hot100.com/newspaper/), an independent monitor of web site usage, places FT.com among the world's top 10 sites for business and finance news, besting several leading U.S. dailies.

About FT.com

FT.com (http://www.ft.com), the web site of the Financial Times, delivers global business and financial news, comment and analysis to more than 1 .1 million registered users in some 160 countries. Published by Financial Times Electronic Publishing, the site combines the editorial values of the Financial Times with the immediacy and interactivity of the web. The site is updated 11 or more times daily and its offerings include a comprehensive FT archive, company briefing reports and discussion groups.
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