L'Économiste is a French-language business newspaper published in Morocco. The newspaper specializes in economic and financial news.

TypeDaily newspaper (in weekdays)
Founder(s)Nassredine El Afrit
Marie-Thérèse Bourrut
Abdelmounaïm Dilami
Editor-in-chiefMohamed Benabid
Founded1998 (1998)
Political alignmentIndependent
Circulation24,053 (2012)
Sister newspapersAssabah
OCLC number688340037

History and profile

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

L'Économiste is published on weekdays and focuses on business news.[5][6] Its website was launched in 1993, making L'Économiste the second newspaper to have an online edition.[7] The paper is the recipient of the Victoires de la Presse award in the category of the scoop/article of the year.[6]

The 2003 circulation of L'Économiste was 22,000 copies.[1] It was 24,053 copies in 2012.[8]


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  5. 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.
  6. "Partners. L'Economiste". World Investment Conferences. Archived from the original on 26 April 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  7. "Morocco: Watch-out for the hawks". Menassat. APN. 2 October 2007. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  8. "Chiffres OJD Maroc OJD". OJD.ma. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
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