Agnelli Family Raises Stake in Economist as Pearson Exits

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The Economist on sale at a kiosk in London.

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Italy’s billionaire Agnelli family emerged as the largest investor in the Economist after Pearson Plc sold its half in the 172-year-old magazine cherished by the political and business elite for 469 million-pounds ($731 million).

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