It options analyses and opinions covering world economics and finance. The name could originally have stood for Lex Mercatoria, a Latin expression meaning literally “merchant law”. It was conceived by Hargreaves Parkinson for the Financial News within the Nineteen Thirties and moved to the Financial Times when the 2 merged. In addition FT was regarded as the most credible publication in reporting financial and economic points among the many Worldwide Professional Investment Community viewers. The Economist was also rated the third most credible title by most influential professional investors, whereas the WSJ was second.