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Type Daily newspaper (in weekdays)
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Eco-Médias
Founder(s) Nassredine El Afrit
Marie-Thérèse Bourrut
Abdelmounaïm Dilami
Editor-in-chief Mohamed Benabid
Founded 1998; 19 years ago (1998)
Political alignment Independent
Language French
Headquarters Casablanca
Circulation 24,053 (2012)
Sister newspapers Assabah
OCLC number 688340037
Website www.leconomiste.com

L'Économiste is a francophone business newspaper published in Morocco. The newspaper is specialized in economic and financial news.

History and profile[edit]

L'Économiste was first published in 1998.[1] The paper is based in Casablanca.[2][3] It is the sister publication of Arabic daily Assabah and both are owned by Ecomedias.[4][5] Although it is an independent paper, it has a pro-government stance.[6]

L'Économiste is published on weekdays and focuses on business news.[6][7] Its website was launched in 1993, making L'Économiste the second newspaper to have an online edition.[8] The paper is the recipient of the Victoires de la Presse award in the category of the scoop/article of the year.[7]

The 2003 circulation of L'Économiste was 22,000 copies.[1] It was 24,053 copies in 2012.[9]


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  2. ^ Russell G. Swenson. Bringing Intelligence About: Practitioners Reflect on Best Practices. Lulu.com. p. 23. ISBN 978-1-300-07871-5. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Media landscape. Morocco". Menasset. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Aziz Douai (2009). "In Democracy’s Shadow: The ‘New’ Independent Press and the Limits of Media Reform in Morocco" (PDF). Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture. 6 (1). Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 February 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "High-End Monthly Launched in Morocco". The Arab Press Network. 21 May 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  6. ^ a b African Media and ICT4D: Documentary Evidence: A Baseline Study on the State of Media Reporting on ICT and Information Society Issues in Africa. United Nations Publications. 2003. p. 17. ISBN 978-92-1-125088-6. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Partners. L'Economiste". World Investment Conferences. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Morocco: Watch-out for the hawks". Menassat. APN. 2 October 2007. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "Chiffres – OJD Maroc – OJD". OJD.ma. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 

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