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FT remains Europe’s most important business read in latest Ipsos study

19 September 2017: The Financial Times has been named Europe’s leading business publication in the 2017 Global Business Influencers survey (GBI) from Ipsos MORI for the second year running.

Over half of the world’s top two million business influencers named the FT as the most important business read in Europe (54.5%), followed by The Economist (48%), and The Wall Street Journal (42.7%). The Financial Times was also identified as having the highest brand reach of any international publication in Europe, (52%)* with a ten point lead ahead of Time (42%), and The Economist (40%).

Enzo Diliberto, global insight director at the Financial Times, said: “The results of the latest GBI survey underpin the strength of the FT’s brand and reinforces its status as the most effective publication for reaching senior business influencers in Europe.”

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*Past 30 days across print, digital (incl. desktop/laptop, mobile & smartphone)

For more information please contact: 

Catherine Goacher
+44 (0) 20 7873 4181

Notes to editors:
The GBI survey from Ipsos Mori represents the top 0.5% of the working population of senior business decision makers. The survey covers international publications, digital and social media and TV channels across 17 global markets, and has a 100% online methodology using panel providers.

About the Financial Times:
The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. In 2016 the FT passed a significant milestone in its digital transformation as digital and services revenues overtook print revenues for the first time. The FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of almost 870,000 and makes 60% of revenues from its journalism.