The financial times (ft) is one of the world's leading business news and information organisations. the ft is owned by pearson plc. the ft has an average daily readership of 2.2 million people worldwide (pwc audited figures, november 2011). ft. com has 4.5 million registered users and over 285,000 digital subscribers, as well as 600,000 paying users. ft chinese has more than 1.7 million registered users.