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Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt
Editor Hans-Jürgen Jakobs[1]
Founded 16 May 1946
Language German
Circulation 121,334[2]
ISSN 0017-7296
Official website www.handelsblatt.com

The Handelsblatt (literally: "commerce paper") is a leading German language business newspaper, published in Düsseldorf by the Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt. It has a circulation of 121,334 daily copies.[2] Its editor-in-chief (since January, 2013) is Hans-Jürgen Jakobs. Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt also publishes the weekly business magazine Wirtschaftswoche, editor-in-chief is Roland Tichy.

Since September 2005 the newspaper has been offering an online lexicon called WirtschaftsWiki[3] which features definitions of terms used in economics and politics. The database can be modified by any registered user.

In September 2006 the newspaper ranked all Economists working in Germany, Austria and the German-speaking part of Switzerland.[4]

In 2009, Dieter von Holtzbrinck bought Der Tagesspiegel, Handelsblatt and "WirtschaftsWoche" from the Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group.


  1. ^ Gabor Steingart new CEO of Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt. Horizont.net, 4 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b [1] IVW - Informationsgemeinschaft zur Feststellung der Verbreitung von Werbeträgern e.V. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  3. ^ http://www.handelsblatt.com/wirtschaftswiki/
  4. ^ "English summary" of the ranking

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