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Il Sole 24 Ore

Il Sole 24 Ore logo
Front page, 20 April 2010
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Confindustria
Editor Roberto Napoletano
Founded 9 November 1965 (1965-11-09)
Political alignment Liberalism
Headquarters Via Monte Rosa 91, Milan
Circulation 334,076 (2008)

Il Sole 24 Ore (Italian pronunciation: ) is an Italian national daily business newspaper owned by Confindustria, the Italian employers' federation.

History and profile

Il Sole 24 Ore was first published on 9 November 1965 as a merger between Il Sole (English: The Sun), founded in 1865,[1] and 24 Ore (English: 24 Hours), founded in 1933.[2] The latter was established by young economists, including Ferdinando di Fenizio, Libero Lenti and Roberto Tremelloni, on 15 February 1933.[3] The owner of Il Sole 24 Ore is Confindustria.[2][4][5]

Il Sole 24 Ore has its headquarters in Milan[6] and is published in broadsheet format.[7] The paper reports on business, politics, developments in commercial and labour law, corporate news and features. Extensive share and financial product listings are provided in its daily supplement, Finanza e Mercati.

Weekly supplements include:

  • Domenica (Sunday): art, literature, philosophy, theater, cinema, book reviews, and related news;
  • Plus (Saturday): family savings, market analysis, real estate market news, and other private investment topics;
  • Nòva 24 (Thursday ): science and technology.

Irregular supplements are also produced with a focus on a specific issue such as a particular business sector.


The 1988 circulation of Il Sole 24 Ore was 320,000 copies.[4] In 1997 it was the fifth best-selling Italian newspaper with a circulation of 368,652 copies.[8]

The circulation of the paper was 520,000 copies in 2000[9] and 414,000 copies in 2001.[7] In 2004 the paper had a circulation of 373,723 copies, making it the fourth best-selling newspaper in Italy.[10] Its circulation was 334,076 copies in 2008.[11]

The information integrated system

Front page of Il Sole 24 Ore for 12 September 2001

The printed newspaper is presented as part of an integrated information system which includes:

  • Radio 24: a news/talks fm/online radio channel;
  • Il Sole 24 Ore Radiocor: business and financial news agency;
  • 24 Minuti: a defunct free daily newspaper;
  • the online newspaper;
  • Italy24: the English-language digital newspaper;
  • a defunct financial all-news TV channel.
  • Italianews a News Web syndication.

Professional services

The company offers professional services in the areas of: software, data access, professional business books and handbooks, classes, real time services.


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  11. ^ Data for average newspaper circulation. Survey on 2008 in Italy Accertamenti Diffusione Stampa.

External links

  • Official WebsiteItaly24 (English)
  • Official WebsiteIl Sole 24 Ore (Italian)

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