Il Sole 24 Ore

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Il Sole 24 Ore logo
20100420 ilsole24ore frontpage.jpg
Front page, 20 April 2010
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Confindustria
Editor Roberto Napoletano
Founded 9 November 1965; 52 years ago (1965-11-09)
Political alignment Liberalism
Headquarters Via Monte Rosa 91, Milan
Circulation 334,076 (2008)
ISSN 0391-786X

Il Sole 24 Ore (Italian pronunciation: [ilˈsoːle ventikwatˈtroːre]) is an Italian national daily business newspaper owned by Confindustria, the Italian employers' federation.

History and profile[edit]

Il Sole 24 Ore was first published on 9 November 1965 as a merger between Il Sole ("the sun"), founded in 1865,[1] and 24 Ore ("24 hours"), founded in 1933.[2] The latter was established by young economists, including Ferdinando di Fenizio, Libero Lenti and Roberto Tremelloni, on 15 February 1933.[3] The owner of Il Sole 24 Ore is Confindustria.[2][4][5]

Il Sole 24 Ore has its headquarters in Milan[6] and is published in broadsheet format.[7] The paper reports on business, politics, developments in commercial and labour law, corporate news and features. Extensive share and financial product listings are provided in its daily supplement, Finanza e Mercati.

Weekly supplements include:

  • Domenica (Sunday): art, literature, philosophy, theater, cinema, book reviews, and related news;
  • Plus (Saturday): family savings, market analysis, real estate market news, and other private investment topics;
  • Nòva 24 (Thursday ): science and technology.

Irregular supplements are also produced with a focus on a specific issue such as a particular business sector.


The 1988 circulation of Il Sole 24 Ore was 320,000 copies.[4] In 1997 it was the fifth best-selling Italian newspaper with a circulation of 368,652 copies.[8]

The circulation of the paper was 520,000 copies in 2000[9] and 414,000 copies in 2001.[7] In 2004 the paper had a circulation of 373,723 copies, making it the fourth best-selling newspaper in Italy.[10] Its circulation was 334,076 copies in 2008.[11]

The information integrated system[edit]

Front page of Il Sole 24 Ore for 12 September 2001

The printed newspaper is presented as part of an integrated information system which includes:

Professional services[edit]

The company offers professional services in the areas of: software, data access, professional business books and handbooks, classes, real time services.


  1. ^ Robert G. Picard, ed. (2002). Media Firms: Structures, Operations, and Performance. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. p. 60. Retrieved 26 December 2014.  – via Questia (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b "Communicating Europe: Italy Manual" (PDF). European Stability Initiative. 19 May 2008. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "About Us". 24 Ore Group. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Peter Humphreys (1996). Mass Media and Media Policy in Western Europe. Manchester University Press. p. 90. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Alessandro Carretta et. al. (2011). "The Impact of Corporate Governance Press News on Stock Market Returns". European Financial Management. 17 (1). doi:10.1111/j.1468-036X.2010.00548.x. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  6. ^ Carlos Dora (2006). Health Hazards and Public Debate: Lessons for Risk Communication from the BSE/CJD Saga. World Health Organization. p. 134. ISBN 978-92-890-1070-2. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Adam Smith (15 November 2002). "Europe's Top Papers". campaign. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  8. ^ Jose L. Alvarez; Carmelo Mazza; Jordi Mur (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. 
  9. ^ "Financial Newspapers" (PDF). SFN Flash. 7 (1). 7 January 2004. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  10. ^ "European Publishing Monitor. Italy" (PDF). Turku School of Economics and KEA. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  11. ^ Data for average newspaper circulation. Survey on 2008 in Italy Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Accertamenti Diffusione Stampa.

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