The Financial Times is one of the worldâ€™s leading business news and information organisations, recognised for our authority, integrity and accuracy.
We provide a broad range of essential services to the growing audience of internationally minded business people. Below are some commonly asked questions about the newspaper.
About the newspaper
- Who reads the Financial Times?
- Business leaders, government ministers, international entrepreneurs, bankers, investors, educators, students… Â Over 1.3 million people in 140 countries count on the FT to keep them informed about global business, economics and politics.
- How many journalists write for the Financial Times??
- The FT has the largest editorial staff of any international newspaper, with an editorial team of more than 500 journalists in more than 50 locations worldwide.
- When is the Financial Times published?
- The Financial Times is published daily, Monday through Saturday, except on New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Christmas Day and the day after Christmas. As a subscriber, you will receive over 300 issues each year.
- Where can I find a listing of your upcoming special reports?
- How can my company advertise in the FT?
- How long has the Financial Times been in publication?
- The Financial Times was founded in 1888 as the friend of “The Honest Financier and the Respectable Broker”.
- Why is the FT pink?
- First published in 1888 as a four-page newspaper, the Financial Times’ initial readership was the small financial community of the City of London. In 1893, to differentiate it from its rival, the Financial News, the FT switched to its distinctive shade of salmon pink – a masterstroke which made it immediately distinguishable from its main competitor.