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SGX To Outsource Pulses To The Business Times

Singapore, 27 August 2007 - Singapore Press Holdings is pleased to announce that from January next year, Pulses, the monthly financial magazine published by Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX), will be produced by The Business Times (BT). The arrangement will see BT’s senior correspondent Teh Hooi Ling at the helm as the magazine’s editor, with other familiar BT writers pitching in with their reports and analyses.

"It’s a familiar partnership," said BT editor Alvin Tay. "SGX and BT have been running the highly successful Singapore Corporate Awards for the past two years and we have been a media supporter for the SGX Bull Run since it began in 2004."

SGX is equally at home with the working relationship. “We are pleased to welcome The Business Times onboard to produce Pulses,” said Mr Daniel Tan, Executive Vice-President and Head of Retail Business and Development, SGX. “Readers will benefit from the expertise and experience that BT´s established editorial team brings. We are confident that we have found the right partner to take Pulses to the next level.”

Readers can expect a more engaging and incisive read, as BT will be harnessing the newsroom’s financial expertise for each month’s issue.

"Notwithstanding the current volatility in the market, I’m of the view that we are still in a long term secular bull trend. Everybody should take an interest in making his or her money work hard for them. With the magazine, we will try to give readers the insights and analysis that will help them make better and more informed investment decisions, " said the magazine’s editor-designate, Hooi Ling, a CFA charter holder and the author of Show Me The Money, a compilation of her weekly personal finance columns in BT.

Pulses is the only dedicated finance magazine which provides in-depth focus and comprehensive data on Singapore’s securities and derivatives markets. It is distributed monthly to 10,000 subscribers including retail investors as well as institutional investors like fund managers, brokers, market researchers, investment analysts, economists, academics, finance journalists. Formerly called the ’SES Journal’, it has been in circulation since 1973. It was revamped with a brand new look and renamed ’Pulses’ in December 1999 following the demutualisation and merger of the Stock Exchange of Singapore (SES) and the Singapore International Monetary Exchange (SIMEX).

Priced at $5.50, it continues to be sold in bookstores and selected newsstands in the Central Business District (CBD).

From the January 2008 issue, it will be distributed by Singapore Press Holdings.

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For more information, please contact:

Alvin Tay
The Business Times
DID: 6319 6319

Eric Ching
Corporate Communications
DID: 6319 1280

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Newspapers and Magazines
Main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is the leading media company in Singapore, delivering news and information through print, Internet and broadcasting platforms. In Singapore, it publishes 14 newspapers in four languages. Every day, 2.7 million individuals or 83 percent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH’s news publications. SPH also publishes over 90 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology.

Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 110 million pageviews with 7 million unique visitors every month. SPH’s online and new media initiatives include a revolutionary mobile advertising and information service, ZapCode; recruitment and job search service, ST701; and STOMP (Straits Times Online Mobile Print), a portal that connects, engages and interacts with readers on the Web and via mobile phone messaging.

SPH has a 20 percent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8, U and TV Mobile, and a 40 percent stake in MediaCorp Press Pte Ltd, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has a 80 percent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3 in Mandarin and Radio 91.3 in English.

Outdoor Advertising
In addition, SPH has ventured into outdoor advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore´s largest outdoor motion display advertising network media company, and a 35 percent stake in TOM Outdoor Media Group, a leading outdoor advertising company in China.

SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore’s main shopping belt. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, is also developing a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.

For more information, please visit the SPH website:

About The Business Times

The Business Times, a member of the Singapore Press Holdings group, was launched in October 1976 when Singapore was growing rapidly as a regional financial and business centre.

Now firmly established as Southeast Asia’s leading business daily and a paper with an opinion, it brings to its readers exclusive ground-breaking reports, trend-spotting news and incisive analyses and commentaries on the corporate, financial, economic and political fronts.