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The complete file of the world's business newspaper: now available

Gale Cengage Learning is delighted to announce the release of the Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2010. The archive contains 122 years of the world’s daily business newspaper – an essential resource for studying history, business, management, finance and politics.

The complete searchable facsimile run of the world’s most authoritative daily business newspaper, from 1888 to 2010 with additional annual updates.

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From its beginning as the London Financial Guide in January 1888, the Financial Times has developed to become one of the best-known and most-respected newspapers in the world, with a growing global daily audience, which includes the world’s most powerful decision-makers, of 1.9 million. [Source: FT Average Daily Global Audience (ADGA), May 2010]

The Financial Times Historical Archive
This complete online fully-searchable facsimile edition of the FT offers the complete run of the London edition of the paper, from its first issue to the end of 2010. Every individual article, advertisement and market listing is included and shown individually and in the context of the full page and issue of the day. For this online archive every item has been subject or topic categorised to permit fast retrieval and review of relevant articles.

This historical archive of the Financial Times, which is today distributed on its distinctive pink paper in more than sixty countries, is a comprehensive, accurate and unbiased research tool for anyone studying the economic and business history and current affairs of the last 122 years.






"We live in financial times, past, present and future - The Financial Times Historical Archive is the essential, definitive resource for knowledge and understanding of global history, business, finance and politics over the last 120 years"  Professor Richard Roberts, Director of the Centre for Contemporary British History, University of London

"Invaluable access to what for many years has been one of the world's most prestigious and authoritative newspapers" David Kynaston, visiting professor of history at Kingston University, and author of 'The Financial Times: A Centenary History'

More than just a business newspaper
  • See how major world events, for example the Vietnam War, impacted on business and world markets
  • Gain insight into global financial history

Financial Times Historical Archive on Gale NewsVault

The Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2010  is a part of the Gale NewsVault programme. Gale NewsVault delivers the definitive cross-searching experience for exploring Gale’s range of historical newspaper collections. Users can simultaneously search or browse across some of the best-known and well-respected newspaper collections available internationally to date, including The Economist Historical Archive. Providing access to 15 million digitised facsimile pages, and more that 400 years of content, Gale NewsVault provides an unparalleled window to the past.

Gale NewsVault is available to all Gale historical newspaper collection customers now, free of charge, enabling users to cross-search all of the Gale historical newspaper collections that an institution holds.

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Please note: This digital archive is only available for institutions to trial and purchase. It is not available at this stage for individual subscriptions. For individuals seeking a copy of an issue/issues or a specific article within the archive, Gale, part of Cengage Learning does not have the rights to provide this service. If you wish to obtain a specific article or issue, please contact your public library (if you are a library member) or academic, school or special library (if you are a member of staff or a student) and enquire about online access to our products. Otherwise, it may be worth visiting a library that holds the physical copies.