Ámbito.com is the news website of economic newspaper Ámbito Financiero, created in 1976 by Julio Ramos. Since 2015, it belongs to Grupo Indalo, owned by Cristóbal López and Fabián De Sousa.
Ámbito Financiero was born in the first year of Argentina’s last dictatorship as the voice of the country’s financial establishment and as a reference for stock market investors. Over that period of time, the newspaper advocated for the financial reform and economic liberalization process promoted by the then Minister of Economy José Alfredo Martínez de Hoz. With the return of democracy, Roberto García began to work as Editor-In-Chief, adding political content to the newspaper. He made the newspaper one of the most influential papers in the country in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Its news portal was created in 2000. It features current political and economic information with a focus on financial content. It is the eighth most visited news website in Argentina according to SimilarWeb (October 2018) and the seventh most popular site according to Alexa.
Nefir S.A., the corporation that controls the news portal, and Editorial Amfim S.A., the publishing house that prints the newspaper, are undergoing insolvency procedures as part of the case that investigates Grupo Indalo’s shareholders for tax evasion.
Media Companies / Groups
Ambito.com belongs to Nefir S.A., 60% of which is controlled by Grupo Indalo’s South Media Investments.
Affiliated Interests Founder
A renowned journalist and economist. After working for print media, including newspapers Clarín and Opinión, for several years, he and a team of journalists founded Ámbito Financiero in December 1976. He made the newspaper rank among the most important media in the country in the 1990s. On his newspaper, he advocated for economic liberalism and represented the interests of the financial sector. He died in 2006, when he had already started talks to sell the newspaper.
Affiliated Interests Ceo
He is Ámbito Financiero‘s Manager and representative before the Association of Newspaper Editors of the City of Buenos Aires (AEDBA).
Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief
He began to work in the newspaper as an assistant in 1977. Before being the newspaper’s Director, he was General Manager and Editor-In-Chief.
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Revenue (in Mill. $)
Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
Advertising (in % of total funding)
USD 92,969 / $2,611,500 (2018 official advertising – Argentinian Government) USD 3,093 / $51,250 (2017 official advertising – Government of the city of Buenos Aires)
La historia de Ámbito Financiero (2005), visitado el 4 de enero de 2019
Market share audience was obtained from SimilarWeb in October 2018.
Official advertising was provided by the Argentinian Government in 2018.
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