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Economist publisher boosts profits after digital-only subscribers top 100,000

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Economist publisher boosts profits after digital-only subscribers top 100,000

Guardian – 2011-11-28

Publisher of the Economist reports 6% increase in operating profits to £26.2m as ad revenue grows by 12%The publisher of the Economist has reported a 6% year-on-year increase in operating profits to £26.2m in the first half of 2011, thanks to a double-digit ad revenue increase and digital-only subscribers topping 100,000.The Economist Group, which is 50% owned by Financial Times publisher Pearson, reported a 4% year-on-year increase in revenues to £164.3m in the first six months of...
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Economist group sets ethics guidelines

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Collins has acquired a new title by economist Noreena Hertz, The Tiger and The Snake: Twelve... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-02

Digital Mastery: the rise and rise of The Economist

Once upon a time, people may have stereotyped of The Economist as a dry, formal publication, which aged company executives would leaf through in their dusty studies. But if those days ever existed,... | Editors Weblog – 2011-11-29

Economist group's profits up by 6%

Further to my interview with the Economist group's chief executive, Andrew Rashbass, it has released its half-yearly results. They show that the group's operating profit rose in the first half of the... | Guardian – 2011-11-28

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Economist pre-tax profits leap 20%

The publisher of The Economist magazine has reported a 20% leap in pre-tax profits, fuelled by a "strong rebound" in advertising and the popularity of its digital offshoots. | Media Week – 2011-06-21

Good news from the UK news magazine sector: record sales for the Economist

According to the last UK Audit Bureau Circulation figures published on Thursday February 17, the circulation of the Economist, hit, in the last six months, its top average in its 167-year history.As... | Editors Weblog – 2011-02-18

Economist's UK circulation tops 200,000

Record UK circulation for 167-year-old-title, as most current affairs magazines have successful six monthsThe Economist's circulation topped 200,000 in the UK for the first time in the title's... | Guardian – 2011-02-17

The Economist Continues Hiring Tear

After some staffing cutbacks last year and in 2008, when the company reportedly let go about a dozen staffers, the North American unit of The Economist is now looking to add roughly 20 positions... | Folio Mag – 2010-07-15

The Economist not published in Thailand

The Economist magazine said Friday that it would not publish this week's issue in Thailand because of an article regarding the sensitive subject of the revered monarch's succession. | AFP via Yahoo! News – 2010-03-19

Volunteers Put the Economist Into Chinese

A Chinese group has been working to translate each issue of the British newsweekly The Economist, a risky enterprise since authorities have banned the magazine in the past. | New York Times – 2009-03-02

Economist magazine curbs distribution in Thailand

The latest issue of The Economist will not be distributed in Thailand because of its coverage of the country's monarchy, the magazine said. | AP via Yahoo! News – 2009-01-26

Thailand bans Economist magazine

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It’s Called The Economist, Not The Futurist

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(SEAPA/IFEX) - The Thai distributor of "The Economist" banned the 6-10 December 2008 issue of the magazine because it contained an article critical of the country's monarch, news reports said.... | – 2008-12-10

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The Economist occupies an intriguing position as the already-shell-shocked publishing industry braces for more bad news on the advertising front. | CBS News – 2008-10-13

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Moving towards digital at the Economist

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Economist Considers Audio-Only Subscription

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