The Economist is an English-language weekly magazine-format newspaper owned by the Economist Group and edited at offices in London. Continuous publication began under its founder, James Wilson, in September 1843.
A unique global perspective
The Economist's vision of the world, style and philosophy are different from other publications. They are international, they stress the links between politics and business, they are irreverent and they are independent. If it matters in their world they cover it - and cover it well.
Read by the world's political and business leaders
With brevity, clarity, opinion and wit, they distil what's important on the global agenda and, most importantly, what to make of it. Their objectivity of opinion, originality of insight and advocacy of economic and political freedom set them apart from other publications. That's why six million people read The Economist every week, including the world's leading political and business figures.
Available in a format to suit your life
Whether you read each week's copy of The Economist from cover to cover, scan the latest leaders on your smartphone, start your day with a shot of Espresso, listen to a special report at the gym or research a topic in their online archive - time with The Economist is always time well spent.
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Only subscribers enjoy full access to The Economist, including the full weekly edition (in print or via The Economist apps), Economist.com, The Economist Espresso and their audio edition. All their subscription bundles come with a money-back guarantee, should you change your mind at any time.See more