It sold this stake in April 2008 and has entered into an agreement with Network 18 to launch the Financial Times in India, though it is speculated that they may find
it difficult to do so, as the brand ‘Financial Times’ in India is owned by The Times Group, the publisher of The Times of India and The Economic Times.
It consists of international economic and political news, Companies & Markets, Life & Arts, House & Home and FT Magazine.
 Audience According to the Global Capital Markets Survey, which measures readership habits amongst most senior financial decision makers in the world’s largest financial
institutions, the Financial Times is considered the most important business read, reaching 36% of the sample population, 11% more than The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), its main rival.
FT Predict is a prediction market contest hosted by the Financial Times that allows users to buy and sell contracts based on future financial, political and news-driven events
by spending fictional Financial Times Dollars (FT$).
The paper was founded in January 1888 as the London Financial Guide before rebranding a month later as the Financial Times.
Examples of publications and services include: Investors Chronicle, a personal finance magazine and website; “FT Money”, a weekly personal finance supplement in “FT Weekend”;
FT Wealth, a magazine for the global high-net-worth community and FTfm, a weekly review of the global fund management industry, Money Management and Financial Adviser (a publication targeted at professional advisers).
 This investment built on the Financial Times’ recent growth in several business areas, including branded content via the acquisition of Alpha Grid, and conferences and
events through Financial Times Live and extends the FT’s traditional commercial offering into a wider set of integrated services.
 On 13 May 1995 the Financial Times group made its first foray into the online world with the launch of FT.com.
The FT’s distinctive recruitment policy for Fleet Street journalists was never popular with the National Union of Journalists and ceased in 1966 following the recruitment
of Richard Lambert from Oxford, himself a future Editor of the FT.
History The FT was launched as the London Financial Guide on 10 January 1888, renaming itself the Financial Times on 13 February the same year.
 The Financial Times launched a new weekly supplement for the fund management industry on 4 February 2002.
 Since then, with increased international coverage, the FT has become a global newspaper, printed in 22 locations with five international editions to serve the UK, continental
Europe, the U.S., Asia and the Middle East.
 The London offices of the Financial Times at One Southwark Bridge, 2013 On 23 April 2007 the FT unveiled a “refreshed” version of the newspaper and introduced a new slogan,
“We Live in Financial Times”.
 After 57 years of rivalry the Financial Times and the Financial News were merged in 1945 by Brendan Bracken to form a single six-page newspaper.
Based in London, England, the paper is owned by a Japanese holding company, Nikkei, with core editorial offices across Britain, the United States and continental Europe.
 The Financial Times Group announced the beta launch of newssift, part of FT Search, in March 2009.
FT fund management (FTfm) was and still is distributed with the paper every Monday.
The readership was the financial community of the City of London, its only rival being the more daring and slightly older (founded in 1884) Financial News.
The longest-running of these was the former Financial News Index, started on 1 July 1935 by the Financial News.
 In addition FT was regarded as the most credible publication in reporting financial and economic issues among the Worldwide Professional Investment Community audience.
The Financial Times brought a higher circulation while the Financial News provided much of the editorial talent.
When the Wirecard share price plunged, German news media speculated that market manipulation was behind this attack on a German corporate, focusing on the lead author of the
FT series, Dan McCrum.
The Financial Times Group acquired Money Media (an online news and commentary site for the industry) and Exec-Appointments (an online recruitment specialist site for
the executive jobs market).
 The Financial Times’ Financial Publishing division (formerly FT Business) provides print and online content for retail, personal and institutional finance audiences.
The group also publishes MandateWire, a financial information company that provides sales and market intelligence for investment professionals in North America, Europe and
In November 2013 it agreed to sell Mergermarket, an online intelligence reporting business, to the London private equity investor BC Partners.
Despite being generally regarded as primarily a financial newspaper, it does also contain TV listings, weather and other more informal articles.
 Since 2005 the FT has sponsored the annual ”Financial Times” and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.
The second section consists of financial data and news about companies and markets.
 Ownership and related publications On 23 July 2015, Nikkei, Inc. agreed to buy the Financial Times Group, a division of Pearson plc since 1957, for £844m (US$1.32
billion) and the acquisition was completed on 30 November 2015.
Globalisation from the late 19th to mid-20th centuries facilitated editorial expansion for the FT, with the paper adding opinion columns, special reports, political cartoons,
readers’ letters, book reviews, technology articles and global politics features.
The succeeding half-century of competition between the two papers eventually culminated in a 1945 merger, led by Brendan Bracken, which established it as one of the largest
business newspapers in the world.
On 2 January 1893 the FT began printing on light pink paper to distinguish it from the similarly named Financial News: at the time it was also cheaper to print on unbleached
paper (several other more general newspapers, such as The Sporting Times, had the same policy), but nowadays it is more expensive as the paper has to be dyed specially.
Newssift.com is a next-generation search tool for business professionals that indexes millions of articles from thousands of global business news sources, not just the FT.
In 2000 the Financial Times started publishing a German-language edition, Financial Times Deutschland, with a news and editorial team based in Hamburg.
 In 2016, the Financial Times acquired a controlling stake in Alpha Grid, a London-based media company specialising in the development and production of quality
branded content across a range of channels, including broadcast, video, digital, social and events.
 Money-Media, a separate arm of Financial Publishing, delivers a range of digital information services for fund management professionals around the globe, including: Ignites,
Ignites Europe, Ignites Asia, FundFire and BoardIQ.
The Financial Times (FT)[nb 1] is a British daily newspaper printed in broadsheet and published digitally that focuses on business and economic current affairs.
In September 1998 the FT became the first UK-based newspaper to sell more copies internationally than within the UK.
A number of former FT journalists have gone on to high-profile jobs in journalism, politics and business.
The Financial Times also ran a business-related game called “In the Pink” (a phrase meaning “in good health”, also a reference to the colour of the newspaper and to the phrase
“in the red” meaning to be making a loss).
How to Spend It started in 1967 as a one-page consumer goods feature in the newspaper, which was edited by Sheila Black, a former actor and FT’s first female journalist.
 The modern FT is a product of a merger of two smaller newspapers in 1945; since that time, the paper had backed the Conservatives fairly consistently, but Labour’s tacking
to the centre, combined with the Conservatives’ embracement of Euroscepticism, led the FT to reverse course and back Labour from 1992 until 2010, when the FT returned to the Conservative party.
The Financial Times is headquartered in Bracken House at 1 Friday Street, near the city’s financial centre, where it maintains its publishing house, corporate centre, and
main editorial office.
In 2020, reporter Mark Di Stefano resigned from the Financial Times after hacking into Zoom calls at other media organisations including The Independent and the Evening Standard.
People In July 2006, the FT announced a “New Newsroom” project to integrate the newspaper more closely with FT.com.
It is printed Monday to Saturday at five centres across Europe, reporting on matters concerning the European Union, the euro and European corporate affairs.
It was first circulated around metropolitan London by James Sheridan, who, along with his brother and Horatio Bottomley, sought to report on city business opposite the Financial
The first section covers domestic and international news, editorial commentary on politics and economics from FT journalists such as Martin Wolf, Gillian Tett and Edward Luce,
and opinion pieces from globally renowned leaders, policymakers, academics and commentators.
This provided a summary of news from around the globe, which was supplemented in February 1996 with stock price coverage.
 Wirecard exposé Main article: Wirecard scandal In January 2019, the FT began a series of investigative articles detailing fraud suspicions at German payments group
 FT.com is one of the few UK news sites successfully funded by individual subscription.
 In 2012 the number of digital subscribers surpassed the circulation of the newspaper for the first time and the FT drew almost half of its revenue from subscriptions
rather than advertising.
 In 2007 the FT pioneered a metered paywall, which let visitors to its website read a limited number of free articles during any one month before asking them to pay.
The group also publishes America’s Intelligence Wire, a daily general newswire service.
In 2020, the retraction of an opinion piece by a reporter for the Financial Times generated a controversy about the editorial independence of the paper from outside political
As cross-border trade and capital flows increased during the 1970s, the FT began international expansion, facilitated by developments in technology and the growing acceptance
of English as the international language of business.
 FT Weekend The FT publishes a Saturday edition of the newspaper called the Financial Times Weekend.
[‘FT is an acronym standing for Financial Times, and is titled in italics.
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