The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. It provides a broad range of information news and services for the global business community.
The editorial stance of the Financial Times centres on economic liberalism, particularly free trade and free markets. Since its founding it has supported liberal democracy, favouring classically liberal politics from international governments. Due to its history of economic commentary, the FT publishes a variety of financial indices, primarily the FTSE All-Share Index. Its typical depth of coverage has, since the late-20th century, linked the paper with a white-collar and educated readership.