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Financial Times History

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  • The Financial News established by Harry Marks

    The Financial News established by Harry Marks
  • The Financial Times launched as "The friend of the Honest Financier and the Respectable Broker"

  • The FT is first printed on pink paper

  • Berry Bros, owners of The Sunday Times and later The Daily Telegraph, take control of the FT

  • Brendan Bracken becomes chairman of Financial News

  • 30–share index introduced in Financial Times

  • Bracken buys FT, merges with Financial News but keeps pink paper and Financial Times name.Hargreaves Parkinson becomes editor.

  • Gordon Newton becomes editor

  • 20,000th issue celebrated."Industry", "Commerce" and "Public Affairs" introduced to masthead, reflecting increased scope of the newspaper.Arts page introduced

  • FT taken over by Pearson

  • FT head offices moved to Bracken House in Cannon Street

  • Technical (now Technology) page;

    Executive's World (now Features) pages; Saturday paper's How To Spend It (now Fashion & beauty) page all introduced
  • Circulation passes 250,000 mark on back of "No FT, No Comment" campaign.FT printing processes move from hot metal to cold set printing

  • FT starts printing in Madrid, Stockholm and Los Angeles and re –launches the international edition.FT.com, the Financial Times' website, is launched.Mastering Management, the first of the Mastering Series is launched

  • Launch of Creative Business magazineFT starts printing in Dallas, Miami, Kuala Lumpur and SeoulRelaunch of European edition

  • FT Launches Global Investing pages in US editionRichard Lambert named Business Journalist of the decadeFT hits 500,000 cpd (March)Andrew Gowers becomes editor

  • FT launches FTfm Fund management supplement.FT starts printing digitally in South AfricaFT.com is relaunched – subscription services introduced. Unique monthly users reach 3.2 million and page views exceed 50million (Dec 2002)

  • FT starts printing in Dubai and Atlanta.UK edition of FT newspaper is revamped and new weekly magazine, Financial Times Magazine, is introduced with the UK edition of the Saturday FT.Asian edition launched in print and online

  • FT takes investment stake in Indian financial daily newspaper, Business Standard. FT is first foreign media company to make a major investment in an Indian newspaper, taking a 13.85% equity stake.FT celebrates twenty fifth anniversary of its European edit

  • Lionel Barber is appointed editor. FT.com celebrates its tenth anniversaryRelaunch of FTChinese.com

  • John Ridding appointed Chief Executive Officer of Financial Times and FT.comRona Fairhead appointed Chief Executive Officer of FT GroupFT Group acquires Mergermarket