The paper's 18 August 2011 front page.
|Owner(s)||Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd.|
|Founded||16 April 2008|
|Headquarters||36, Sarojini Devi Road, Hyderabad, India|
|Sister newspapers||Deccan Chronicle|
Financial Chronicle (FC) is an Indian English-language daily newspaper published since 2008. The newspaper primarily covers Indian economic and international business topics, and financial news and issues.
Financial Chronicle, edited by Shubhrangshu Roy, was simultaneously launched from Hyderabad and Chennai on 16 April 2008. The Bangalore edition was launched on May 25, and the Mumbai edition on 20 June. With the launch of the New Delhi edition on 14 April 2009, Financial Chronicle completed its launch objective of five-city simultaneous publication within the first year itself. Financial Chronicle has had the shortest run-up to a newspaper launch in the history of Indian print journalism. It also has the record of reaching the maximum number of publication centres in the shortest span of time. Financial Chronicle boasts India's youngest team of media professionals.
Financial Chronicle's e-paper was launched midnight of 15–16 April 2008. This makes FC the first paper to be launched electronically on the internet before its print launch. FC began its journey five days-a-week, Monday through Friday. It launched a Weekend tabloid edition beginning 10 September 2011.
Financial Chronicle also publishes four weekly all-colour feature sections – Invest, a comprehensive analysis on the stock market; Know, a cutting edge one-of-a-kind section on the advancements in knowledge society; Build, a review of the country's real estate sector; and Roar!, a no-holds-barred lifestyle feature.
Financial Chronicle can be accessed on its website, which features comprehensive webcasts of corporate developments and news stories. The website also runs a live investor guidance service, and comprehensive updates on the stock markets. It also incorporates several networking facilities.
Financial Chronicle is a business broadsheet printed in white newsprint in 20 pages format on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 16 pages format on Wednesdays. Its Weekend issue is published in 32 pages in tabloid format on Saturdays.
The paper is owned by Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited (listed on Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange). Its flagship publication is Deccan Chronicle - an English daily widely circulated in the state of Andhra Pradesh and the second largest English daily in Chennai. Deccan Chronicle is also published from Bangalore.
At launch, Financial Chronicle set up an editorial advisory board that included legendary agricultural scientist Dr M S Swaminathan,and eminent public personalities including, former telecom regulator Mr Nripendra Mishra, Mindtree founder Mr Subroto Bagchi and Lok Sabha MP Mr Sachin Pilot. Mr T Venkattram Reddy is Chairman of the company. FC was the first Indian business daily to have appointed an Ombudsman. Former Sebi chairman Mr M Damodaran was appointed as the first Ombudsman of the paper. Mr Shubhrangshu Roy is Chief Operating Officer and Editor-in-chief of Financial Chronicle.
Financial Chronicle had a tie-up with International Herald Tribune which published the IHT World Business with Reuters as a four-page daily add-on, incorporating comprehensive international news, views, analyses and features. The association ended with the global withdrawal of International Herald Tribune as a newspaper brand and its replacement with the International New York Times.
- Reuters Editorial (16 April 2008). "Deccan Chronicle raises advertisement rates 30 pct". Reuters India.
- Business Standard - "Business daily market gets new player"