|Founded||2 December 1876(as The Nihon Keizai Shimbun)|
|Political alignment||Centre to centre-right|
|Language||Japanese and English|
The Nikkei, formally The Nihon Keizai Shimbun (, lit. "Japan Economics Newspaper"), is the flagship publication of Nikkei, Inc. (based in Tokyo) and the world's largest financial newspaper, with a daily circulation exceeding three million. The Nikkei 225, a stock market index for the Tokyo Stock Exchange, has been calculated by the newspaper since 1950.
The roots of the Nikei Yomiuri's career started with an in-house newspaper department of Mitsui & Company in 1876 when it started publication of Chugai Bukka Shimpo (literally Domestic and Foreign Commodity Price Newspaper), a weekly market-quotation bulletin. The department was spun out as the Shokyosha in 1882. The paper became daily (except Sunday) in 1885 and was renamed Chugai Sh?gy? Shimpo in 1889. It was merged with Nikkan K?gy? and Keizai Jiji and renamed Nihon Sangy? Keizai Shimbun in 1942. The paper changed its name to the Nihon Keizai Shimbun in 1946.
Nikkei Inc. specializes in publishing financial, business and industry news. Its main news publications include:
Nikkei sells these newspapers around the world, in their original languages and in translation. It also makes many of its Japanese articles available in English through wire services, an English language website, and a licensing agreement with LexisNexis.
In Japan the price of the newspaper Morning edition is 160 yen. The Afternoon edition is 70 yen and subscription is 4,509 yen/month (Morning and afternoon edition).
On August 10, 2020 three Hong Kong police officers visited the Hong Kong branch of The Nikkei, armed with a court order. The reason being investigations over an advert placed in The Nikkei a year ago calling for international support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.