The Economist Group Businesses

The success of the Group is built on high-quality, insightful and independent analysis. While The Economist continues to underpin many of our values, the fact that we can create and distribute a compelling view of the world over multiple platforms, including print, web and digital editions, plus events, is a source of strength.

The publications and services delivered under The Economist Group include: The Economist newspaper,, the Economist Intelligence Unit, The Economist Events, The Economist Corporate Network, The World In… and 1843.

The Group also owns EuroFinance, the leading global provider of conferences, training and research on cash management, treasury and risk, and TVC, a London-based digital marketing agency.

The Economist

Edited in London since 1843, The Economist is a weekly international news and business publication, offering clear reporting, commentary and analysis on world current affairs, business, finance, science and technology, culture, society, media and the arts. As noted on its contents page, The Economist’s goal is to “take part in a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress.”

In March 2014 circulation stood at 1.6m worldwide. It also publishes an annual compilation of forecasts, The World in…, which examines the critical issues that will shape the year ahead. Its lifestyle cousin, 1843, is a bi-monthly magazine covering the things that the intellectually curious value in their private lives—from travel and food, to philanthropy and health, to design and the arts.

The Economist brands

The Economist Events

The Economist Events is the leading provider of international forums for senior executives seeking new insights into strategic issues. These meetings include industry conferences, management events and government roundtables held around the world. Each meeting organised by the events teams delivers objective and informed analysis. Meetings provide unusually high-level forums where senior executives can gain insights, exchange views and compare strategies.

The Economist Corporate Network

The Economist Corporate Network is the Group’s business intelligence, briefing and networking service for senior executives. Its members benefit directly from our insight on economic and business trends in emerging markets and from access to a wide network of peers and analysts.

The Economist store

The Economist Store is the Group’s online retail business. It stocks Economist books, diaries and business accessories as well as offering back issues of The Economist and its audio editions and subscriptions to The Economist Historical Archive.

Rights and Syndication

Our Rights and Syndication business resells The Economist’s intellectual property, its content, around the world. Articles from The Economist are re-published in 50 countries and in 25 different languages. They appear in both print and electronic media. Customers range from publishers of educational textbooks to Japanese daily newspapers.

The Economist Intelligence Unit

The Economist Intelligence Unit is the world’s foremost provider of country, industry and management analysis. Its extensive international reach and unfettered independence make it the most trusted and valuable resource for international business throughout the world. To meet the changing needs of today’s organisation, the Economist Intelligence Unit is uniquely able to deliver its analysis online or in print, via webcast or face-to-face, through subscription services or custom research. Its healthcare division includes two healthcare information companies, Clearstate, a market intelligence firm based in Singapore, and Bazian, a leading London-based healthcare information business.


EuroFinance is the leading global provider of conferences, training and research on cash management, treasury and risk. Running more than 50 events worldwide, EuroFinance enables treasurers and CFOs to exchange innovative strategies, best practice and expert opinion. Through its in-depth research with over 2,000 corporate treasurers every year, EuroFinance has a unique insight into the trends and developments in cash management and treasury, and an unrivalled global viewpoint.


Commercial Payments International (CPI) is the leading global resource for commercial cards and payments professionals who want to stay abreast of key issues impacting the industry. Established in 2008, CPI provides thought leadership opportunities to the commercial cards and payments industry through its annual events, webinars, online content and other activities.  CPI offers industry professionals opportunities to exchange ideas, debate issues of the day and understand best practices.   CPI’s key events are the annual Global Summit in New York, European Summit in London, Asia Pacific Summit in Singapore and Middle Market Americas Conference in Chicago.

CPI operates in partnership with EuroFinance, a member of the Economist Group and the leading global provider of conferences, training and research on cash management, treasury and risk. Running more than 50 events worldwide, EuroFinance enables treasurers and CFOs to exchange innovative strategies, best practice and expert opinion. EuroFinance has a 24+ year proven track record of delivering sophisticated events all over the world that attract decision makers looking for solutions.


Acquired by the Group in March 2012, TVC is a London-based digital marketing agency working on a global scale. TVC is a full service agency where ideas, content and people come together to create impactful campaigns. The tools it uses to help brands connect to audiences range from PR and advertising to sponsorship activation and social media.

Economist Films

Economist Films is an internal start-up bringing together editorial, creative and commercial talents within The Economist Group. ‘Films’ seek to address two key questions facing the Group in the video space: how to truly express The Economist brand within moving-image and how to build a model that is initially commercially viable and potentially dynamic.

Therefore, our objective is to build a division that produces world-class broadcast content that engages our current audience, attracts new ‘fans’ of the brand and offers our commercial partners an exciting new product platform.

Ideas People

What readers of The Economist have in common is the way they think. They are intensely curious, and have firm opinions regarding business, globalisation, innovation and culture. Ideas People Media was launched to deliver this influential psychographic at scale across their favourite online destinations. Its core product, Ideas People Channel, is a vertical, fully transparent network that reaches over 25m Ideas People in the United States, and over 35m globally through a select portfolio of over 60 award-winning publishers.

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