The Economic Times is an English-language, Indian daily newspaper published by the Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. first published in 1961. 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. The Economic Times is published simultaneously from 12 cities—Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Chandigarh, and Pune.
The Economic Times is headquartered in Mumbai at The Times of India building. Its main content is based on the Indian economy, International finance, share prices, prices of commodities as well as other matters related to finance. The founder- editor of the paper when it was launched in 1961 was P.S. Hariharan. The current Editor of The Economic Times is Bodhisattva Ganguly.
Like the London-based Financial Times, The Economic Times is printed on salmon pink paper. It is sold in all major cities in India. In June 2009, it also launched a television channel called ET Now.
- 1960s and 1970s: PS Hariharan (1961–1964), DK Rangnekar (1964–1979)
- 1980s: Hannan Ezekiel, Manu Shroff (1985–1990)
- Early to mid 1990s: T. N. Ninan, Swaminathan Anklesaria Aiyar
- Late 1990s: Jaideep Bose
- 2004: Rajrishi Singhal and Rahul Joshi
- 2010 to 2015: Rahul Joshi
- 2015 till date: Bodhisatva Ganguli
- Brand Equity (Weekly): a weekly colour supplement that appears every Wednesday, which covers marketing, advertising, media and market research. Edited by Ravi Balakrishnan and Vinod Mahanta
- Corporate Dossier is a supplement that appears every Friday along with The Economic Times, aimed at the CEOs of corporate India, with a special focus on management and strategy. Edited by Vinod Mahanta
- ET Travel is a weekly all-colour supplement which covers travel and tourism aimed at the burgeoning band of Indians who want to see and know about their country and the rest of the world, through Indian eyes.
- ZigWheels is a weekly all-colour supplement covering all aspects from the auto industry from new launches and trends to ancillaries and personalities.
- ET Realty: a real estate supplement
- ET Wealth : a personal finance weekly newspaper.
- Investor's Guide: analysis of equities, funds, ULIPs, Sectors
The Economic Times Magazine on Sunday was revamped and now dons a new format, style and regular features on great personal content in 2011. The fresher edition hosts a variety of material not found during the weekdays. The special edition on all Sundays contains, namely: "what's news", "news in numbers", "behind the news", "spotlight", "cover story", "expert view", "economy", "centrespread", "travel guide", "food & drink", "recommended" and finally "feel smart". 'feel smart" generally hosts a "Cocktail Conversations" article which describes a definite difference between terms, objects, persons and abstract views which are normally considered to be the same. It also contains "Behind The Lines" which gives a brief crisis that had occurred, gives a brief overview of the crisis and the solution derived.