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2016 Top Digital Financial Publications in Asia

Are you reading newspaper or browsing on your mobile or tablet?

At work, are you surfing the web on your desktop for the latest financial content or going to the reception to get the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal or regional newspapers?

We review the 2016 Top Digital Financial Publications in Asia:

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  • Financial News
  • Wealth Management
  • Private Banking


No. 1 Which are the Financial Publications in Asia with a Strong Digital presence?

Fund Management
Fund Management

Popular financial news online are: Reuters News, Bloomberg News, CNBC, Financial Times and Wall Street Journal.  New entrant is finews.asia which was launched in Asia in 2015, but with a strong European presence with finews.ch since 2009.

Popular wealth management online are: Asian Private Banker, Hubbis, Private Banker International and Caproasia Online.  Private Banker International was launched pre-2000,  while both Asian Private Banker and Hubbis were launched in 2009, just after the 2008 Lehman Brothers crisis.  In 2015, Caproasia Online was launched.

Category Digital Publishers in Asia
News Reuters News
Financial News Bloomberg News
Financial News Financial Times
Financial News finews.asia
Financial News Wall Street Journal
Wealth Management Asian Private Banker
Wealth Management Hubbis
Wealth Management Private Banker International
Wealth Management Caproasia Online


No. 2 Which are the oldest brands in financial publications?

Financial Times
Financial Times

Reuters, Financial Times and Wall Street Journal are all founded in the 19th century (1800 – 1899).  Reuters News is the oldest financial brand in this list, having started 165 years ago in 1851.

Digital Publishers in Asia Founded Origin
Reuters News 1851 Europe
Financial Times 1888 Europe
Wall Street Journal 1889 America


For almost a hundred years (1889 – 1989), no major financial publishers entered and sustained the business operations.   In 1989, CNBC was founded in United States (and with a strong focus in finance) and Bloomberg News was launched in 1990.

It took another 20 years before Asian Private Banker and Hubbis were launched in 2009.  Both were launched in the aftermath of the 2008 Lehman Brothers collapse.  In 2015, both finews.asia and Caproasia Online were launched.

Digital Publishers in Asia Founded Origin
CNBC 1989 America
Bloomberg News 1990 America
Private Banker International 1991 Europe
Asian Private Banker 2009 Asia
Hubbis 2009 Asia
finews.asia 2015 Europe
Caproasia Online 2015 Asia


No. 3 Which are the Newest brands in Digital Financial Publications in Asia?


Most of the new brands in digital financial publications originated from Asia.

Digital Publishers in Asia Founded Origin
Asian Private Banker 2009 Asia
Hubbis 2009 Asia
finews.asia 2015 Europe
Caproasia Online 2015 Asia


No. 4 Who are the founders and current owners?

Paul Julius Reuters
Paul Julius Reuters

Reuters News was founded by Paul Julius Reuter, and is now owned by Thomson Reuters.  Financial Times is founded by James Sheridan and Horatio Bottomly, and is now owned by Nikkei.

Wall Street Journal was founded by Charles Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstresser under the company name of the Dow Jones & Company.  This was in 1889.

See below for more details:

Digital Publishers in Asia Parent Original Founder
Reuters News Thomson Reuters Paul Julius Reuter
Financial Times Nikkei James Sheridan and Horatio Bottomley
Wall Street Journal Dow Jones Charles Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstresser (Dow Jones & Company)
CNBC NBC Universal NBC & Cablevision
Bloomberg News Bloomberg Michael Bloomberg, Thomas Secunda, Duncan MacMillan, Charles Zegar
Private Banker International Timetric Not Available
Asian Private Banker Andrew Shale
Hubbis Michael Stanhope
finews.asia Finews.ch Claude Baumann, Peter Bohnenblust
Caproasia Online Caproasia Caproasia


5. How about Fund Management & Asset Management News online?

Citywire, Institutional Investor, Asia Investor, Asia Asset and Fund Selector Asia.


6. How about Wealth News online?

Forbes, Fortune, The Wealth Insider and Wealth-X.


7. By Categories – 

Financial News:

Wealth Management & Private Banking:

Selected Global Wealth News Provider:



Only financial publishing brands with a strong digital media presence are reviewed.  Categories in reviews are: Financial News, Wealth Management & Private Banking.



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