The Financial Times is a major source of information, not only for business students but also for a wide range of other subject areas.
All Exeter University staff and students have access to the online version, FT.com. The FT publishes in depth coverage of UK and international business, finance, economic and political news. It also contains comment and analysis from leading journalists and insight into management trends and new developments. It contains the full content of all information published in the Financial Times since 2004. If you want to research earlier years, use The Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2007, a complete searchable facsimile of the printed edition.
Go to the Electronic Library and select Law or Business under subject or Newspapers under resource type and find FT.com in the A-Z listing. Log in with your University of Exeter username and password
The first time you use FT.Com you will need to Register.
- Click on Sign up
- Enter your University email address and select the option “No, I am a new user. “
- Click on Continue.
Fill in the form on the next screen and tick the box to agree to the terms and conditions, then click on Continue.
- You will get a confirmation that you have successfully registered.
- Click on Browse FT.com to go back to the search screen
You will need to sign in with your email address and the password you have just created whenever you use FT.com. If you use the link from the Electronic Library or the library catalogue you will have direct access. You can set up shortcuts but if these stop working try clearing cookies.
Searching and browsing
You can search for articles by using the box in the top right of the home page or browse the latest news in UK and international business from the different categories displayed on the banners at the top of the screen. Run your mouse over a heading to browse different sectors, geographies and companies. Some of the most important sections are listed below:
Coverage includes performance of individual companies, their management teams, shareholders and financial plans.
The FT provides global news coverage of the financial markets covering equities (by region), currencies, capital markets and commodities. Commentary and analysis is delivered throughout the day.
Lex is a premium daily commentary service from the Financial Times. It includes blogs and videos.
The Financial Times produces over 20 special reports each month, reporting on the issues, trends and events affecting different countries and industries.
FT epaper is an exact digital replica of the printed newspaper – available from 6am London time in 5 separate editions: UK, Europe, USA, Asia and Middle East. You can also use the archive versions to search across previous editions.
Keep track of the performance of your investments, or companies you’re interested in, by using the FT.com portfolio tool. It’s a good way of graphically showing relevant news stories and how they relate to the companies or investments you’re monitoring. You can also chart portfolio holdings against different benchmarks and create alerts.
Subscribers often want to be informed about news articles when they appear in the FT newspaper. With FT Press Cuttings, you can search and view pdfs of news articles as they appeared in the FT newspaper. You can also set up alerts and send links or full text articles to colleagues or clients. To find articles from the print edition go to Search print editions and select Advanced search to find a specific article.
Tools Go to the Tools menu to set up clippings lists or to register for briefings or alerts
Videos The FT also produces a wide range of videos to bring the news to life. These are also available on the Financial Times YouTube channel.
Mobile Access to FT.com
You can access FT news and analysis on your mobile phone or tablet device. Get the FT app for the iPad and iPhone via your browser rather than from an app store.
Help and Guidance Guides and videos are available to help you make the most of FT.com, including:
- YouTube channel “Getting the most out of FT.com” videos
- FT.com Support & Training section
- Financial Times Education User Guides
- Guide to the Corporate edition
or you can contact the FT.com direct via their email: