‘Wall Street Journal Asia’s’ circulation increases

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Hong Kong—The Wall Street Journal Asia reported Thursday that its print circulation increased 6.3% year-over-year in the six-month period ended June 30.

Average daily circulation increased from 80,706 copies in the first half of 2008 to 85,822 in the first half of this year.

“This strong showing is an early return on a series of investments in content and distribution that directly benefit our subscribers, and of innovative marketing programs to achieve higher-quality circulation in key markets,” Christine Brendle, publisher of The Wall Street Journal Asia, said in a statement.

The paper, which is operated by News Corp.’s Dow Jones & Co., said significant subscription growth came from Hong Kong, India, Malaysia and Taiwan.

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