The Economic Times

The Economic Times
The 28 March 2010 front page of The Economic Times
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) The Times Group
Publisher The Times Group
Editor Bodhisatva Ganguli
Founded 1961
Language English
Headquarters Times House DN Road, Mumbai – 400001
Circulation 377,789 daily[1] (as of Jan – Jun 2017)
Sister newspapers
OCLC number 61311680

The Economic Times is an English-language, Indian daily newspaper published by the Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.. The Economic Times began publication in 1961,[2] it is the world's second-most widely read English-language business newspaper, after the Wall Street Journal,[3] with a readership of over 800,000. It is published simultaneously from 12 cities: Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Chandigarh, and Pune. The Economic Times is headquartered in Mumbai at The Times of India building. Its main content is based on the Indian economy, international finance, share prices, prices of commodities as well as other matters related to finance. The founding editor of the paper when it was launched in 1961 was P.S. Hariharan. The current editor of The Economic Times is Bodhisattva Ganguli.

Like the London-based Financial Times,[4] The Economic Times is printed on salmon-pink paper. It is sold in all major cities in India.[5] In June 2009, it launched a television channel called ET Now.[6][7]


  • 1960s and 1970s: PS Hariharan (1961–1964), DK Rangnekar (1964–1979)
  • 1980s: Hannan Ezekiel, Manu Shroff (1985–1990)
  • Early to mid 1990s: T. N. Ninan, Swaminathan Anklesaria Aiyar
  • Late 1990s: Jaideep Bose
  • 2004: Rajrishi Singhal and Rahul Joshi
  • 2010 to 2015: Rahul Joshi
  • 2015 till date: Bodhisatva Ganguli[8]

See also


  1. "Submission of circulation figures for the audit period Jan – Jun 2017" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  2. "The Economic Times". LinkedIn. Sunnyvale, California: Microsoft Corporation. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  3. The New Yorker, 8 Oct 2012, 'Citizens Jain' - Ken Auletta Timesp.52
  4. Haughney, Christine (7 October 2013). "That Indescribable Pink of The Financial Times". The New York Times. New York City: The New York Times Company. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  5. Rough Guides (2013). The Rough Guide to India (9th, Revised ed.). London: Rough Guides. ISBN 978-1409366706.
  6. "News Room Headlines - Times Group's biz channel is ET Now". 19 January 2009. Retrieved 16 July 2010.
  7. Sruthijith KK @sruthijith (17 June 2009). "A New Channel Is Born: ET Now Goes On Air with 'The Economic Times Advantage'". contentSutra. Retrieved 16 July 2010.
  8. "Following Rahul Joshi's exit, ET elevates Bodhisatva Ganguli to Executive Editor". 2015-08-26. Retrieved 2016-08-07.
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