The Handelsblatt is a German daily newspaper. The economic and financial newspaper in German language is published by the Düsseldorf Handelsblatt publishing group, which in turn belongs to Dieter von Holtzbrinck Media GmbH. Chief Editor is Hans- Jürgen Jakobs. The Handelsblatt is official journal of the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Dusseldorf.


The first edition appeared on 16 May 1946 the publisher Friedrich Vogel. On September 1, 1970, the Handelsblatt took over the competitors courier industry. The management of the Handelsblatt GmbH belonged to Dieter von Holtzbrinck, Pierre Gerckens, Alexander and William Schettler Zundler.

Longtime editor of Handelsblatt was the tax and labor lawyer Hans Mundorf. This was followed by Thomas Knipp (2002-2004) and Bernd Ziesemer (2002-2010). Bernd Ziesemer left the newspaper in the second half of 2010; new editor in chief was April 1, 2010 Gabor Steingart, previously editor of the news magazine Der Spiegel - most recently as a correspondent in Washington. Steingart was established in October 2012 in the three-member Board of Handelsblatt publishing group called ( beginning 1 January 2013). He was succeeded as chief editor Hans- Jürgen Jakobs January 1, 2013.

From 1999 to 2005, the Handelsblatt cooperated with the American publisher Dow Jones, which publishes, among other things, the business newspapers The Wall Street Journal and The Wall Street Journal Europe.

The Handelsblatt is the top-selling German -language business and financial newspaper. It has worldwide network of approximately 200 editors and correspondents. With a paid circulation of 115 345 copies daily Handelsblatt reached more than half a million readers (AWA 2012). The Handelsblatt is the most cited business medium in Germany ( Media Tenor, 2004-2011 ).

Since August 2011, Oliver floor is editor in chief of the online presence Handelsblatt Online ( www.handelsblatt.com ), sparking Sven Scheffler from. Handelsblatt Online information about business, finance and financial markets, politics and technology.

Handelsblatt is published each trading day from Monday to Friday. Since November 2009, the Handelsblatt appears complete in tabloid format, beginning March 2013 is the iPad application Handelsblatt Live - started the Handelsblatt digital newspaper. The Editorial Board of Trade Journal Live is Katrin Elger.

The publisher also organizes conferences, congresses and seminars on economic issues.

The newspaper awarded numerous prizes, including the awarded since 2007 German Business Book Award for the best business book of the year. Other prizes include, among others, the "Hall of Fame of the family " and the founder of competition Weconomy.

The Handelsblatt published the list of the top 50 in the world.

The motto of the paper is substance decides.

Support development

The Handelsblatt can stabilize its circulation in recent years. After the start of the set in December 2012 competing paper Financial Times Germany in 2000, paid circulation was indeed decreased by about 15 percent, was able to hold at this level but subsequently. The proportion of subscribers is slightly below 60 percent.

Development of sold copies