13 February, 2013

The FT

The Financial Times is 125 years old today, coming into being just after Victoria's Golden Jubilee and around the time of electric street lighting in London. The British economy was the largest in the world, although about to be overtaken by the USA, and Britain was the most industrialised economy in the world. Happy days.

The FT was printed on pink paper from 1893, in order to distinguish itself from its competitor Financial News, with which it later merged.

The FT is now and always has been a first class newspaper. I wish it well for the next 125 years.

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