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Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt
Editor Hans-Jürgen Jakobs
Founded 16 May 1946
Language German
Circulation 121,334 (first six months of 2014)
ISSN 0017-7296
Website www.handelsblatt.com

The Handelsblatt (literally: "commerce paper" in English) is a leading German language business newspaper, published in Düsseldorf by the Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt.

History and profile[edit]

Handelsblatt was established in 1946.[1] Its editor-in-chief (since January 2013) is Hans-Jürgen Jakobs.[2] Its publisher Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt also publishes the weekly business magazine Wirtschaftswoche of which the 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.

Handelsblatt had a circulation of 121,334 daily copies in the first six months of 2014.[5]


  1. ^ Robert G. Picard, ed. (2002). Media Firms: Structures, Operations, and Performance. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. p. 61. Retrieved 26 December 2014.  – via Questia (subscription required)
  2. ^ Gabor Steingart new CEO of Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt. Horizont.net, 4 November 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.handelsblatt.com/wirtschaftswiki/
  4. ^ "English summary" of the ranking
  5. ^ [1] IVW - Informationsgemeinschaft zur Feststellung der Verbreitung von Werbeträgern e.V. Retrieved 3 August 2014.

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