En una entrevista concedida a The Independent, John Ridding, chief executive del FT, justificaba la medida en las numerosas inversiones que han tenido que encarar en los últimos años para hacer frente a una mayor demanda global de información de calidad:
"We have invested steadily, building a global operation with bureaux and reporters and editing operations around the world. That has given us a 24-hour rolling news operation with hubs here, in the homeland, and in New York and in Hong Kong." (...) "We do that because our audience has become increasingly global, and, frankly, our readers demand quality news and analysis wherever it happens."Toda la entrevista, aquí.
"Quality journalism is undervalued. People are making decisions and forming views – this is the information age after all. Quality, independent, accurate information is valuable stuff. I've got my Starbucks over there and it's a lot more expensive than newspapers and magazines."