The Business Times (Singapore)

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The Business Times is a Singaporean financial newspaper under SPH Media, a media organization with businesses in print, digital, radio, and outdoor media in Singapore. The paper is published Monday to Saturday, with the Saturday edition called The Business Times Weekend. It had a circulation (print and digital) of 39,500.

The Business Times
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatPrint, online
Owner(s)SPH Media
EditorChen Huifen[1]
Founded1 October 1976; 47 years ago (1976-10-01)
(17,318 issues)
Political alignmentPro-business
LanguageEnglish
Websitebusinesstimes.com.sg

Ownership edit

It is part of the SPH Media group which also publishes The Straits Times and The New Paper.[2]

History edit

It is an English-language newspaper published since 1 October 1976. Prior to this, it was a supplement in The Straits Times.[3] The paper was launched on 15 July 1976, and the special presentation issue prior to the launch of the paper featured George Magnus.[4] The staff was first headed by Tsai Tan, who became the first female editor of a daily newspaper in Singapore.[5] In 1989, the newspaper won the Media Philanthropic Appeals category of the International Advertising Festival in New York.[6]

Community programmes edit

The Business Times Budding Artists Fund edit

The Business Times Budding Artists Fund was initiated in 2004 and adopted by The Business Times in 2005, with the aim to level the playing field and reach out to children and youths from financially disadvantaged backgrounds, ages six to 19. The Fund provides opportunities and access to the arts, it seeks to enable beneficiaries to learn, discover and nurture their talents so that they may grow in confidence and become resilient in overcoming their personal circumstances.[7]

The Business Times co-organises ChildAid, an annual youth charity concert with The Straits Times to raise funds for needy children from The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund.[8]

Business Awards edit

The Business Times organises the following business awards events on a yearly basis:

  • The Singapore Business Awards[9]
  • The Singapore Corporate Awards[10]
  • The Enterprise 50 (E50) Awards[11]
  • The Emerging Enterprise Award[12]

References edit

  1. ^ "SPH Media to undergo editorial leadership changes, new editors for The Straits Times and The Business Times". TODAY. Retrieved 18 November 2022.
  2. ^ "Our brands". SPH Media Solutions. Retrieved 9 May 2022.
  3. ^ "Our Aims". The Business Times. 1 October 1976 – via NewspaperSG.
  4. ^ "Magnus —man with the $20,000 job..." New Nation. Singapore. 16 July 1976. Retrieved 8 June 2022.
  5. ^ "Miss Tan scores a first". New Nation. Singapore. 16 June 1976. Retrieved 8 June 2022.
  6. ^ "Business Times wins gold medal". Strats Times (Overseas Ed). Singapore. 17 June 1989. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  7. ^ "BT Budding Artists Fund marks 16 years of nurturing young artists". www.businesstimes.com.sg. 7 May 2021. Archived from the original on 7 May 2021. Retrieved 25 July 2021.
  8. ^ "Citi Singapore raises over $150,000 for ChildAid despite Covid-19 restrictions on physical events". The Straits Times. 2 July 2021. Archived from the original on 2 July 2021. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  9. ^ "Digital transformation key to adapting amid Covid-19: DPM Heng". www.businesstimes.com.sg. 1 December 2020. Archived from the original on 1 December 2020. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  10. ^ "Many 'firsts' at the Award's 12th year". www.businesstimes.com.sg. 1 August 2017. Archived from the original on 30 July 2021. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  11. ^ "The cream of Singapore's business crop". www.businesstimes.com.sg. 23 February 2021. Archived from the original on 30 July 2021. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  12. ^ "Fruits Vending, ImmunoScape and SkyLab Networks bag Emerging Enterprise awards". www.businesstimes.com.sg. 9 December 2020. Archived from the original on 9 December 2020. Retrieved 30 July 2021.

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