news... From ITALY
In my country , there are the same amount of publishers since 2002. I know no new one in my area and there are 8 congregation over here.
They're basically the same people but 15 years older. They divided congregations and now they're finding out there are no sufficient number of elders and especially MS to attend all the tasks.
I believe there are 8 mill pubs but not here in Europe nor the richer countries. Add to that, they're not present in China. So, they're growing in poor countries in Africa.
Not a good prospect for their finaces.