Challenges (magazine)

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Categories Business magazine
Frequency Weekly
Circulation 232,430 (2011-2012)
Publisher Regie OBS
Year founded 1982; 36 years ago (1982)
Company Le Nouvel Observateur Group
Country France
Based in Paris
Language French
Website Challenges

Challenges is a French language weekly business magazine headquartered in Paris, France.[1] Its motto is Que dit l'économie cette semaine? (What does the economy say this week? in English).[2]

History and profile[edit]

Challenges was established in 1982.[3] The magazine offers articles on economy and business-related events and on politics and world affairs.[3][4] It is published weekly on Thursdays.[2][5][6] Previously it was published monthly[7] and then biweekly.[1]

Le Nouvel Observateur Group is the owner and publisher of Challenges.[3][8] The company also owns Le Nouvel Observateur.[3] Its former publisher was Croque Futur.[7] The magazine is published by Regie OBS.[6]

Challenges was named as the Business Magazine of the Year in France in 2010.[5]


In 2001 Challenges had a circulation of 264,000 copies.[7] The circulation of the magazine was 260,020 copies in 2008.[4] It fell to 250,065 copies in 2009[3] and 232,000 copies in 2010.[9] During the period of 2011-2012 its circulation was 232,430 copies.[6]


  1. ^ a b The Europa World Year Book 2003. Taylor & Francis. 10 July 2003. p. 1658. ISBN 978-1-85743-227-5. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Economic News". Cité de l'Économie et de la Monnaie. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Publicitas International to represent 'Le Nouvel Observateur' of France". Publicitas. 31 March 2010. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Challenges". sellmedia. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Challenges". K Media. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  6. ^ a b c "Factsheet 2013. Challenges (France)" (PDF). Publicitas. Hong Kong. 21 December 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 August 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  7. ^ a b c "Top 50 Finance/Business/News magazines worldwide (by circulation)" (PDF). Magazine Organization. Archived from the original (Report) on 13 December 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  8. ^ "World Magazine Trends 2010/2011" (PDF). FIPP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Western Europe Media Facts. 2011 Edition" (PDF). ZenithOptimedia. Retrieved 6 March 2016.

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