The Economist: US & World News

The Economist: US & World News

By The Economist

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-09-30
  • Current Version: 4.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 20.69 MB
  • Developer: The Economist
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 23,211 Ratings


A smart guide to the forces that shape the future, readers can access their essential global briefing on current affairs, business, finance, economics, science, technology and the arts from The Economist each week. Download the free app to: - Enjoy three free articles a week, including the cover leader - Stay up to date on US & global issues, political developments, business and financial news - Get comprehensive economic reports, a regular briefing on current affairs, science and tech articles and news on cultural affairs - Enjoy the content of the weekly newspaper in an easy-to-use format - Save articles to read offline later - Save and share your favourite articles via email and social media -Get alerts when the new issue is available along with notifications on cover stories, breaking news and analysis. Download the free app now and have the latest US and international news, business reports, political commentary and financial analysis at your fingertips, as well as insight into the world of arts and cultural affairs. Haven’t made up your mind? Key sections and benefits include: • Each week’s issue available from 9pm London time every Thursday, with authoritative insight into the latest news about current affairs, from Brexit and the Trump administration, to big business mergers and driverless cars, and much more • Download each issue to your device and read offline. Wherever you are, you can catch up on insightful news articles on current affairs from all around the world including US, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas • Switch easily between reading and listening with The Economist in Audio. Download the audio edition to listen to each week’s issue of The Economist, read by professional broadcasters • Purchase single issues in the app for world-renowned business news and economy coverage, including economic and financial indicators, world GDP data plus much more • Store and access back issues • Subscribe within the app and get full access to and The Economist apps • Share articles via e-mail, Twitter and Facebook • The app presents a great digital native reading experience for readers allowing for font size changes, Night Mode and other convenient user friendly qualities. • The World in 2018 is now available within The Economist app. Install the app and scroll down through the issues to The World in 2018. Find out how big thinkers, industry leaders and Economist journalists predict 2018 will unfold. In today’s changing world, the one thing that’s certain is uncertainty. Make sense of it all with The Economist. SUBSCRIBING IN-APP • Purchase a quarterly subscription to the full edition of The Economist for USD $45.99 or an annual subscription for USD $189.99. • Subscribe annually, quarterly or buy a single issue. You will be charged in your local currency at the prevailing exchange rate as defined by iTunes. • Payment is charged to your iTunes account upon confirmation of purchase. • Annual and quarterly subscriptions automatically renew. You can manage auto-renew of your subscription from your iTunes account settings at any time, but must be turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period to avoid being charged again. • The app may offer a free trial. At the end of the free trial period, the full price of the subscription will be charged thereafter. Cancellations must occur 24 hours before the end of the subscription period to avoid being charged. Visit for more information. • Full terms of use can be found at ALSO AVAILABLE ON iPAD Simply search for The Economist in the App Store to download the app for free. Please note that this app requires iOS 8.0 and above. We recommend you update to the latest version of iOS to receive the best possible experience.



  • No high speed audio

    By Mairsile
    They removed the high speed audio function months ago, stating that it had issues (that I never experienced). Audio is the only reason I use the app. I’m thinking about canceling the subscription I’ve had for over 10 years.
  • Great content - horribly buggy app

    By What's-up-Yah00?
    Crashes, looses content... seems to be getting worse and worse with recent updates.
  • Editions don’t stay downloaded - please help!

    I am a massive fan of the Economist and until recently, the app. Lately I am forced to download the edition I would like to read each time I open the app, definitely a bug, as I have my settings set to never delete downloaded editions. Please fix!
  • Amazing content, iPhone app needs a refresh badly

    By TaMereEnShorts
    (See title)
  • No iPhone X support

    By Mmzzzz63
    It’s disappointing that after 6 months, the developers have still not updated the app to allow full-screen iPhone X support.
  • What a disaster

    By Mark7896543
    The Economist has released some good apps and some truly appalling apps - but this is the worst yet. There may be a worse app on the App Store - but I have yet to find it - and each new bugfix seems to make this App even worse. Currently once you’ve downloaded an issue the app will erase it again (about 10 minutes after you’ve ceased active reading) meaning you can’t store an issue offline for reading on a plane; the same is true of audio downloads. The font size is ridiculously large (it’s like reading a book aimed at 5 year olds) and the “night mode” comes on and off at random. The previous app was so much better.
  • guys...come on

    By Dom B L
    Night mode doesn't stick. Still. This bug has been around for years, I believe. Still no iPhone X support after 4 months?
  • Cancel Subscription

    By Prudent Expert
    1x listening speed has increased the cost of the subscription to an amount I can no longer time is too valuable. Not to mention the fact that 1x makes me want to fall asleep while driving and possibly stick my car in a ditch. Historically, I never missed an article due to the ability to listen at 1.5x or 2x. I gave The Economist several months to fix their app and for the last several months I have stopped using the app and rarely read an article or view the advertisements. I am disappointed for touting the publication, the supreme utility of the app, and rallying people to subscribe. Please fix your app!!!
  • Get an update for iPhone X

    By Yi-Andy
    For god sake, it has been 4 months since the release of iPhone X, and you can’t get your developer to update the stupid screen ratio? For god sake, your tech team seems dumb.
  • App unusable

    By notcub
    Economist app: Why are you so bad? I’m sitting in bed trying to read The Economist, but it won’t remember that I want night-time mode, so every new article I open blasts my eyes with white light, rather than the desired black background. Did anyone test this? Tomorrow, I’d like to listen to the audio edition while I drive to work, but the option to change playback speed, which I loved, has been removed. I’ll probably unsubscribe to the magazine at the next renewal, not because the content is bad, but because the app has deteriorated to the point of being completely unusable.