The Economist

The Economist

By The Economist

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2018-05-03
  • Current Version: 3.38.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 44.66 MB
  • Developer: The Economist
  • Compatibility: iOS 13.0+
Score: 4.88
From 139,706 Ratings


Our global coverage offers distinctive insight and incisive analysis. Start your 1-month free trial now.* Each week over 1.5m subscribers trust The Economist to help them make sense of the world and the news. Join them by downloading The Economist app. The app includes a daily selection of the best of our journalism, along with the full weekly version of The Economist newspaper to read or listen to on the go. Already a subscriber to The Economist? Simply install the app and sign in with your Economist login details. The Economist is an award-winning, trusted filter on global affairs, offering in-depth analysis of everything from business, finance and politics to science, technology and economics. It covers every region of the world including the United States, Britain, Europe, Asia and Latin America and it excels at big topics, from climate change and sustainability to the future of work and globalisation. The Economist is also available as a weekly magazine. App highlights: • Top stories: the latest news analysis combined with highlights from the weekly issue • Economist The World in Brief: a short morning briefing on the day’s global news • The Economist weekly edition: full access to the weekly version of The Economist newspaper • The audio version of the weekly edition to listen to on the go • A selection of our podcasts, including The Intelligence, a daily burst of illumination from The Economist’s worldwide network of correspondents App features: • A morning briefing on the day ahead • Timely analysis of the world’s biggest news stories, updated by the end of the day • The weekly edition available from 9 pm every Thursday evening London time • Audio versions of the weekly edition read by professional broadcasters • Reading times highlighted on each article • Bookmarks to save articles for later or create personal reading lists Subscribing in-app • Subscribe in-app and take advantage of our introductory subscription offer • Subscribe in-app and take advantage of our 7-day free trial • At the end of the trial, the subscription will automatically renew onto a monthly subscription at the standard price. Annual and quarterly subscriptions are also available in some regions • You will be charged in your local currency at the prevailing exchange rate as defined by Apple. Payment is charged to your iTunes account upon confirmation of purchase • All subscriptions automatically renew. Your account will be charges 24 hours before the renewal date, at a cost of £19.99/$19.99/€24.99 for a monthly subscription • Full terms of use can be found at • Our privacy policy can be found at


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Great App

Please add access to Newsletters directly in the app (similar to the Financial Times app)
By Alisabbas

Poor and worsening performance

On both iPhone and iPad, in both offline and online modes, app performance is worsening. It takes several seconds after tapping to see responsiveness in the UI. The app being open even in the background severely reduces battery life and heats your devices. Please just make it possible to read the economist without all the fancy bells and whistles.
By Parson13

Great content but the app is really laggy

I’ve always loved this publication and the app, but for a few versions now it’s been really slow and laggy. Scrolling and swiping between articles is slow. Please fix it! It was absolutely fine before.
By DChew

Extra spaces between words

Meticulous reader here. I’ve noticed extra spaces between words. There should be only one space between two words. Not two spaces. The formatting should be as good as the content.
By amanbornfree

Memory issues persist

Love the journalism. The app has made big strides in the past year. But it still gets evicted from memory more than any other news app I use. It’s irritating to have to browse back to my place in the article I was reading after googling something the article was talking about. I have this issue even on the 14 Pro with 8 GB of RAM. Hope to see y'all finally nail down this issue in 2023.
By Zane.B

Economist Nespresso is the perfect shot of news

The Economist covers the 7 continents 5 oceans Very accurately All within a 2 minute read Never misses the target!
By Soffiyah N-M

Great journalism, mediocre app

I love the Economist and get much of my news there. I use the app to read and listen to stories. I would not suffer the annoyances of this app for a lesser newspaper. The app shows so much promise, and the audio capabilities are a beloved feature. But it is incredibly slow to load, crashes often, and randomly loses my place in a story if I briefly leave the app. Simply scrolling through the weekly issue is a laggy and time-consuming process. Still, I interact with this app almost every day - perhaps my annoyances come in part from the frequency of my use.
By macaboy98

Great content, not always timely

Love the Economist content, I’ve been a reader for a long time. I like reading the World In Brief in the morning but often the days content is not ready. It’s 7 am EST, and I’m sipping a coffee and want to catch up on events. I open the Economist app and the briefing is a day old. It happens often enough that I sometimes read the same content I read the day before without realizing I’m getting stale updates. Aren’t there journalists in the UK writing this with plenty of time to prepare for EST morning coffee?
By FreddyTman

My allegiance to economist

A trusted source of objectivity. My subscription was about to lapse. But it’s video and editorial content is beyond peer.
By JackparfrKC

Download queue

Please have an option to download the queue instead of only the weekly edition. Automatically delete downloads from the queue when they have been listened to.
By Affan1

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