For more than 144 years ,Nikkei has been providing unparalleled coverage of Japan's economy, industries and markets. In November 2013 ,Nikkei realised that there was a gap in the market for an English publication focusing solely on Asian economy, business, and companies . Nikkei Asia was thus conceived to provide credible and timely reports on this growing continent.

The Financial Times(FT), the global business newspaper, joined the Nikkei group in 2015. As content partners, the Nikkei Asia and the FT share select articles with their respective audiences and collaborate on joint editorial projects.