Dagbladet Børsen

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Dagbladet Børsen
Dagbladet Børsen logo (2011).svg
The logo since 2011
Owner(s)Bonnier Group;JP/Politikens Hus
Founder(s)Theodor Hans Carsten Green
PublisherDagbladet Børsen A/S
EditorBjarne Corydon
Founded1896; 122 years ago (1896)
Political alignmentLiberal
HeadquartersCopenhagen, Denmark
Circulation57,144 (second half of 2013)

Børsen (full name: Dagbladet Børsen) is a Danish newspaper specialising in business news published in Denmark.

History and profile[edit]

Børsen was founded in 1896[1][2] by merchant and editor Theodor Hans Carsten Green.[3][4] In 1899, it was changed into a newspaper with a particular focus on business and stock exchange content. From then and until 1909, Børsen was also formally associated with Grosserer-Societetet (en: The Merchant Society).[5]

In 1969 the majority shareholder became the Swedish Bonnier Group.[6] The publishing house changed its name to Forlaget Børsen Ltd. In 1970, the paper was reorganized to almost exclusively feature business news, resulting in an improved net circulation.[3] The success of the Swedish business magazine Veckans Affärer was functional in this change.[4]

In January 2016 negotiations were underway for Bonnier Group to sell Børsen to JP/Politikens Hus at the price of 800 million kroner.[7]The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) indicated that it was opposed to a merger because the combined company would be too dominant in the Danish market. Tuesday 24 January 2017 JP/Politikens Hus A/S said it had withdrawn its offer to merge with Dagbladet Børsen and instead had opted for a 49.9% ownership of Dagbladet Børsen for a price of 400 million Danish kroner. Bonnier Group would have a 50.1% ownership of the company.

Børsen is published on weekdays[1][8] and is based in Copenhagen.[6]

Børsen has no political affiliation, but it supports the free market economy and private business as well as worldwide trade.[9] The paper publishes a list, Børsen Guld.[10]


In 1948 the circulation of Børsen was 8,400 copies.[8] During the last six months of 1957 the paper had a circulation of 7,552 copies on weekdays.[11] It was 7,413 copies in 1960 and 6,934 copies in 1970.[8] Its circulation rose to 31,414 copies in 1980 and to 42,933 copies in 1990.[8] From 1991 to 1994 the paper had a fixed circulation of 42,000 copies.[12] Its circulation was 41,000 copies in 1995, again 42,000 copies in 1996 and 41,000 copies in 1997.[12] It slightly rose to 43,000 copies in 1998 and to 45,000 copies in 1999.[12]

Børsen had a circulation of 53,000 copies for both the first quarter of 2000 and for 2000 as a whole, making it one of the top 20 newspapers in the country.[12][13] Its circulation was 58,000 copies in 2001,[12] 60,000 copies in 2002.[14] and 62,000 copies in 2003[15] and 67,000 copies in 2004.[16] In 2005 its coverage reached 236,000 people with a total coverage of 570,000 people when its website and accompanying magazines were included.[17] The same year its circulation was 68,900 copies.[1]

The circulation of Børsen was 70,503 copies in 2006[18] and 71,419 copies in 2007.[19] The paper had a circulation of 72,086 copies in 2008 and 72,490 copies in 2009.[20] It was 72,868 copies in 2010 and 66,639 copies in 2011.[20] The net circulation per issue was 57,144 copies in the second half of 2013.[21]


Since 1 March 1993 the newspaper has stood out by its use of salmon-pink paper, an intentional reference to the British Financial Times. As of 2011, the newspaper was redesigned, incorporating salmon-pink further by also using the color across all platforms.[22] Magenta was also chosen as a signal color, PT Serif as the primary typeface, and the logo was replaced by a new, hand-drawn one made by the Danish designer Jan Andersen.[23]


  1. ^ a b c "Factsheet Denmark" (PDF). Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. January 2007. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  2. ^ Carmelo Mazza; Jesper Strandgaard Pedersen (July 2004). "From Press to E-media? The Transformation of an Organizational Field". Organization Studies. 25 (6). doi:10.1177/0170840604042407. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  3. ^ a b Den Store Danske – Børsen
  4. ^ a b Peter Kjær; Tore Slaatta (2007). Mediating Business: The Expansion of Business Journalism. Copenhagen Business School Press DK. p. 40. ISBN 978-87-630-0199-1. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  5. ^ Jose L. Alvarez; Carmelo Mazza; Jordi Mur, eds. (October 1999). "The management publishing industry in Europe" (PDF). University of Navarra. Archived from the original (Occasional Paper No:99/4) on 30 June 2010. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Dagbladet Børsen". Bonnier Group. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  7. ^ Anders Legarth Schmidt (8 January 2016). "JP/Politikens Hus køber Børsen". Politiken (in Danish). Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  8. ^ a b c d Peter Kjær (2005). "The evolution of business news in Denmark 1960-2000: context and content" (PDF). Copenhagen Business School Working Papers (16). Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  9. ^ Adam Lindgreen (2004). "The design, implementation and monitoring of a CRM programme: a case study". Marketing Intelligence & Planning. 22 (2): 160–186. doi:10.1108/02634500410525841.
  10. ^ Charles J. Fombrun (2007). "List of Lists: A Compilation of International Corporate Reputation Ratings" (PDF). Corporate Reputation Review. 10 (2): 144–153. doi:10.1057/palgrave.crr.1550047. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  11. ^ Britt-Mari Persson Blegvad (1964). "Newspapers and Rock and Roll Riots in Copenhagen". Acta Sociologica. 7 (3). JSTOR 4193580.
  12. ^ a b c d e "Culture" (PDF). Danmarks Statistik. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 May 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  13. ^ "The 20 largest daily newspapers 2000" (PDF). Danmarks Statistik. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  14. ^ "World Press Trends 2003" (PDF). World Association of Newspapers. Paris. 2004. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  15. ^ "World Press Trends" (PDF). Paris: World Association of Newspapers. 2004. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  16. ^ "Media pluralism in the Member States of the European Union" (PDF). Commission of the European Communities. Brussels. 16 January 2007. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  17. ^ Børsen - Mediepræsentation 2005 (PDF)
  18. ^ "Top ten daily newspapers by circulation 2006". Nordicom. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  19. ^ "The Nordic Media Market" (PDF). Nordicom. 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  20. ^ a b "National newspapers total circulation". International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  21. ^ Dansk Oplagskontrol – Børsen, Second half of 2013 (PDF)
  22. ^ Anders Krab: Vi elsker pink, 28 September 2011
  23. ^ Jan Andersen. Redesign of financial newspaper Behance.

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