Financial Times

London-based daily newspaper

The Financial Times (FT) is an international business newspaper. It is a morning daily newspaper published in London. It is printed in 24 cities around the world.[2][3] About 110 of its 475 journalists are outside the UK.

Financial Times
Owner(s)Nikkei Inc.
EditorLionel Barber
Founded9 January 1888; 136 years ago (1888-01-09)
Political alignmentLiberal conservatism
Economic liberalism
HeadquartersBracken House, London, UK
CountryUnited Kingdom
Circulation185,747 (Print)
740.000 (Digital) (as of 2018)[1]

Along with, it has an average daily readership of 2.1 million people worldwide. has 4 million registered users and 250,000 digital subscribers, as well as 585,681 paying users.[4] The Financial Times in print format has an average daily circulation of three hundred and five thousand copies worldwide as of April 2012.[5]

It was started in 1888 by James Sheridan and Horatio Bottomley. The FT specialises in UK and international business and financial news. It is printed as a broadsheet on light salmon paper.


  1. "Financial Times has reported in accordance with ABC's industry-agreed standards for National Newspapers". Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  2. "Map Archived 2007-03-03 at" London Borough of Southwark. Retrieved on 28 October 2009.
  3. London, Leeds, Liverpool, Dublin, Paris, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Milan, Madrid, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami, Washington, D.C., Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Dubai, Johannesburg and Istanbul.
  4. "About Us". Financial Times. Archived from the original on 3 March 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2011.