Financial Times to publish special G8 editorial package

FTpm G8 special to be printed on site at Gleneagles for Summit attendees

The Financial Times is to publish a special editorial package surrounding the G8 Summit in Scotland, including printing and distributing FTpm at the Summit venue, The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire. The FT will also publish a series of exclusive blogs, including one written by Prof Jeffrey D Sachs, director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, an expert on sustainable development and author of 'The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time.'

From 6th-8th July, FTpm, the FT's free afternoon news briefing will have a special focus on the issues raised in the G8 Summit. The newsletter will be distributed in Scotland for the first time, publishing 2,500 copies every day in both Glasgow and Edinburgh. In addition, The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire - the site of the G8 Summit - has agreed to provide Summit delegates with copies of FTpm each afternoon. The Gleneagles Hotel will be the first location to self-print multiple copies of the newsletter, ensuring that FT content continues to reach senior-level decision makers throughout the Summit. An additional 10,000 copies will be published each day in London, sponsored by Easyjet.

Andrew Gowers, Financial Times Editor, said: "This is a tremendous opportunity for the FT to 'own' coverage of the G8 Summit. The global nature of the G8 agenda plays to our strengths in providing news, comment and analysis with a truly international perspective. The newsletter and blogs will complement the daily coverage in the newspaper, where the full implications of the G8 Summit will be covered in-depth."

Further information

Joanna Manning-Cooper on 020 7873 4447, Joanna.manning-cooper@ft.com
or
Lucy Ellison on 020 7873 3119, lucy.ellison@ft.com

Notes

The Financial Times Group, one of the world's leading business information companies, aims to provide a broad range of business information and services to the growing audience of internationally minded business people.  The FT Group includes:

  1. The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business newspapers, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy.  Providing extensive news, comment and analysis, the newspaper is printed in 23 cities across the globe, has a daily circulation of over 425,000 and a readership of more than 1.6 million people worldwide.
  2. FT.com is one of the world's leading business information websites, and the internet partner of the FT newspaper. Since its relaunch in May 2002, the website has continued to be the definitive home for business intelligence on the web, providing an essential source of news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community. FT.com attracts 3.9 million unique monthly visitors, generating 46 million page views and has almost 80,000 subscribers. FT.com broke even in December 2002.
  3. The FT Group's pan-European network of national business newspapers and online services including France's leading business newspaper and website, Les Echos and lesechos.fr.  In February 2000, the FT launched a new German language newspaper, FT Deutschland, with a fully integrated online business news and data service.
  4. Through FT Interactive Data, the FT Group is one of the world's leading sources of securities pricing and specialist financial information to global institutional, professional and individual investors.  Its products include eSignal, an online realtime streaming quotation service for brokers and active traders.
  5. FT Business, which produces specialist information on the retail, personal and institutional finance industries. It publishes the UK's premier personal finance magazine, Investors Chronicle, and The Banker, Money Management and Financial Adviser for professional advisers.
  6. The Financial Times Group also has a stake in a number of joint ventures, including;
    • FTSE International, a joint venture with the London Stock Exchange.
    • Vedomosti, Russia's leading business newspaper and a partnership venture with Dow Jones and Independent Media
    • A 50% stake in BDFM, publishers of South Africa's leading financial newspapers and websites.
    • A 50% stake in The Economist Group, which publishes the world's leading weekly business and current affairs journal.
    • A 13.85% stake in Business Standard, one of India's leading financial newspapers.

The FT Group is part of Pearson plc, the international media group.