The Economic Times is an Indian English-language business-focused daily newspaper. It is owned by The Times Group. The Economic Times began publication in 1961. As of 2012, it is the world’s second-most widely read English-language business newspaper, after The Wall Street Journal, with a readership of over 800,000. It is published simultaneously from 14 cities: Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Chandigarh, Pune, Indore, and Bhopal. Its main content is based on the Indian economy, international finance, share prices, prices of commodities as well as other matters related to finance. This newspaper is published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. 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. The Economic Times is sold in all major cities in India.
In June 2009, The Economic Times launched a television channel called ET Now.
In 2018, the house of The Economic Times launched a member-only platform called ET Prime. It claims to be a business storytelling platform. ET Prime’s current editor (2022) is Shishir Prasad
The Economic Times also has a portfolio management tool called ET Portfolio.
- 1960s and 1970s: P. S. Hariharan (1961–1964), D. K. Rangnekar (1964–1979)
- 1980s: Hannan Ezekiel, Manu Shroff (1985–1990)
- Early to mid 1990s: Jaideep Bose, T. N. Ninan, Swaminathan Anklesaria Aiyar
- 2004: Rajrishi Singhal and Rahul Joshi
- 2010 to 2015: Rahul Joshi
- 2015 till date: Bodhisatva Ganguli
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