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Financial Times
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner Pearson PLC
Editor Lionel Barber
Founded 9 January 1888
Headquarters One Southwark Bridge, London, UK
Circulation 337,239 (Worldwide, November 2011)[1]
ISSN 0307-1766
Official website
German language edition
Chinese online edition

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.

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. "ABCs". The Guardian (UK). 12 August 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2011. (July 2011)
  2. "Map." 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. Retrieved 28 February 2011.