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The Economic Times
The 9 July 2021 front page of The Economic Times
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)The Times Group
PublisherBennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.
EditorBodhisatva Ganguli
Founded6 March 1961; 63 years ago (1961-03-06)[1][2]
HeadquartersTimes House, DN Road, Mumbai, India
Circulation269,882 daily[3] (as of 2023)
Sister newspapers
OCLC number61311680 Edit this at Wikidata

The Economic Times is an Indian English-language business-focused daily newspaper. It is owned by The Times Group. The Economic Times began publication in 1961. As of 2023, it is the world's second-most widely read English-language business newspaper, after The Wall Street Journal,[4] with a readership of over 900,000. It is published simultaneously from 14 cities: Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Chandigarh, Pune, Indore, and Bhopal. Its main content is based on the Indian economy, international finance, share prices, prices of commodities as well as other matters related to finance. This newspaper is published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. The founding editor of the paper when it was launched in 1961 was P. S. Hariharan. The current editor of The Economic Times is Bodhisattva Ganguli.[5]

The Economic Times is sold in all major cities in India.

Other ventures

In June 2009, The Economic Times launched a television channel called ET Now.[6][7]

In 2018, the house of The Economic Times launched a member-only platform called ET Prime.[8] It claims to be a business storytelling platform. ET Prime's current editor (2022) is Shishir Prasad.[9]

The Economic Times has a portfolio management tool called ET Portfolio.[10] The Economic Times also launched ETHRWorld and ETBrandEquity. Author-Publicist Aatish Jaisinghani has also been featured on Economic Times for his take on the shift in audience dynamics and the impact on brand remunerations with National brand campaigns.[11]

In 2017, The Economic Times launched a website ET Hindi for the business news in Hindi. In 2022, The Economic Times launched its website in the seven other Indian languages; ET Gujarati, ET Marathi, ET Bengali, ET Tamil, ET Malayalam, ET Telugu and ET Kannada.


See also


  1. ^ Far Eastern Economic Review. Review Publishing Company Limited. 1987. p. 4.
  2. ^ Bhattacherje, S. B. (2009). Encyclopaedia of Indian Events & Dates. Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd. p. A230. ISBN 978-81-207-4074-7.
  3. ^ "Highest Circulated Daily Newspapers (language wise)" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations.
  4. ^ Auletta, Ken (1 October 2012). "Citizens Jain – Why India's newspaper industry is thriving". The New Yorker. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  5. ^ Toms, Manu P (26 August 2015). "Bodhisatva Ganguli new executive editor of The Economic Times". VCCircle. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  6. ^ Indiantelevision Dot Com Private Limited (19 January 2009). "Times Group's biz channel is ET Now". Archived from the original on 5 November 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  7. ^ Sruthijith KK (17 June 2009). "A New Channel Is Born: ET Now Goes On Air with 'The Economic Times Advantage'". Gigaom. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Climate crisis: How India's ET Prime is spicing up its coverage". World Association of News Publishers. 27 August 2021. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  9. ^ "What is ET Prime?". The Economic Times. The Economic Times. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  10. ^ "About ET Portfolio". The Economic Times. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  11. ^ "Here's why south stars are taking over national brand campaigns - ET BrandEquity". Retrieved 27 October 2022.
  12. ^ "Economic Times' first editor PS Hariharan passes away". Economic Times. 14 October 2019. Retrieved 28 March 2022.
  13. ^ "Author- D. K. Rangnekar". Sage Publishing. Sage Publishing. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  14. ^ "Manu R Shroff @ Archives". IIMA Archives. Retrieved 2 April 2022.
  15. ^ "TOI Executive Editor Jaideep Bose all set to move out". exchange4media. 29 April 2008. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  16. ^ Agarwal, Deepa (December 2017). "Eye on India: T. N. Ninan Weighs In on India and Its Prospects". Khabar. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  17. ^ "Rahul Joshi quits BCCL, to join Network18 as CEO News". VCCircle. Retrieved 27 May 2024.
  18. ^ Toms, Manu P (20 August 2015). "Rahul Joshi quits BCCL, to join Network18 as CEO News". VCCircle. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  19. ^ Hasan, Abid (26 August 2015). "Following Rahul Joshi's exit, ET elevates Bodhisatva Ganguli to Executive Editor". exchange4media. Retrieved 18 August 2019.