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; 26 years ago (1998)
Political alignmentIndependent
Circulation24,053 (2012)
Sister newspapersAssabah
OCLC number688340037

It is headquarted in Casablanca.

L'Economiste is part of Groupe Éco-Médias, which also controls Atlantic Radio.

The owner of Groupe Eco-Medias is businessman Zouheir Bennani. He is known as the founder of supermarket company Label Vie and real estate company Aradei Capital.

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 Eco-Médias.[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. ^ 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.
  6. ^ a b "Partners. L'Économiste". 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.