Wall Street Journal launches Asia and Europe versions of global edition

Distribution of the print editions will focus on key cities closely aligned to the Journal's business-oriented readership

The new edition rolling off the press
The new edition rolling off the press

The Wall Street Journal today launched its new global print and digital editions in Asia and Europe, in a broadsheet format mirroring the US edition.

The company said it aimed to provide regionally relevant content in the Asia and Europe editions, which replace the current stand-alone compact newspapers in both regions.

Distribution of the print editions will focus on key cities closely aligned to the Journal’s business-oriented readership, while the revamped digital offerings will offer "an improved mobile experience to readers around the world."

William Lewis, CEO, Dow Jones and publisher of The Wall Street Journal, said: "We are determined to grow our audience and expand our engagement with our consumers with compelling content."

Content will include the Journal’s core coverage of business, finance, economics, politics and technology, along with expanded commentary and analysis from the Journal’s stable of global columnists, including Greg Ip on the global economy, Andrew Browne on China, Simon Nixon on Europe, Yaroslav Trofimov on the Middle East and Jerry Seib on Washington.

A new Markets Digest page will feature major global indexes and rates all in one place.

Appearing as a two-section daily Monday through Thursday, the paper will include a third section each Friday featuring the Journal’s Off Duty lifestyle content – food, travel, fashion and more – as well as its Mansion global luxury real estate coverage. WSJ. Magazine, the Journal’s luxury lifestyle publication, will be distributed with the newspaper monthly.

All content will be available via regional iPad and Android editions, also launching today.

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