Global Noticias closes
Free Portuguese newspaper Global Noticias will print its last edition on 30 June. The paper by Controlinveste was launched in September 2007 in Lisbon, in 2008 a Porto edition started. Total circulation was 140,000 in the beginning of this year. In 2009 the paper distributed 100,000 copies on average.
Controlinveste will also close down paid paper 24 Horas; papers Diario de Notícias, Jornal de Notícias and O Jogo (sports) will continue. (Publicitas)
The number of free dailies in Lisbon is now down to three, two general papers: Destak and Metro, both owned by Cofina, and the free business daily OJE.
In 2007 also free sports daily Diário Desportivo and free ‘quality paper’ Meia Hora were published. Circulation then was around 650,000 – it is down to 280,000 now.
The website of Global Noticias has no news on the closure.