L'Echo is a Belgian business newspaper, published by Mediafin and mainly distributed in Wallonia and Brussels. It is the French counterpart of the Flemish daily De Tijd which is its sister paper.

TypeDaily business newspaper
FormatBerliner format
Founded22 May 1881 (1881-05-22)
Circulation18,736 (second half of 2012)
Sister newspapersDe Tijd

History and profile

L'Echo was first published on 22 May 1881.[1] The paper is owned by Mediafin which is also the owner of the Flemish business daily De Tijd.[2] Both papers offer financial and economic news.[3]

L'Echo is headquartered in Brussels.[1] In March 2012 it began to be published in Berliner format.[3]


L'Echo sold 260,000 copies in 1990.[4] The paper had a circulation of 28,765 copies and a market share of 4.5% in 2002.[5] The paper had a 18,736 copies in the second half of 2012.[1]


  1. "Media Landscape Media Claims" (PDF). European Social Survey. May 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 August 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  2. "L'Echo and de Tijd named media of the year". Adnative. 10 February 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  3. "New sizes for L'Echo and De Tijd". Adnative. 29 March 2012. Archived from the original on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  4. Pierre Musso; Philippe Souêtre; Lionel Levasseur (1995). The Printed Press and Television in the Regions of Europe. Council of Europe. p. 133. ISBN 978-92-871-2807-2. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  5. David Ward (2004). "A Mapping Study of Media Concentration and Ownership in Ten European Countries" (PDF). Dutch Media Authority. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
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