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A wealth of investment opportunities at INVEST Fair 2012

Singapore, 4 April 2012 – ShareInvestor, the financial internet media and technology company and a subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), will host its sixth annual edition of INVEST Fair. It will be held on the weekend of 7-8 April 2012 at Exhibition Hall 401, Level 4, Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Centred on the theme “Invest with Knowledge”, the two-day event will feature more than 40 free and paid seminars where visitors will hear industry experts speak on the latest investment offerings and give their outlook on global economic developments. There will also be 30 exhibitors, comprising listed companies, financial institutions and training and education providers.

Some of this year’s speakers include Mr Richard Duncan, who is the author of "The Dollar Crisis: Causes, Consequences, Cures", an international bestseller that predicted the current global economic disaster with extraordinary accuracy. It made it to the top ten on Amazon's list of best-selling books. At INVEST Fair 2012, he will talk about investing in today’s difficult times.

Another speaker is Mr William Mallard, the Asia-Pacific Managing Editor for FX, Fixed Income and Economics at Dow Jones Newswires. He is also responsible for the coverage of currencies, bonds, macro-economic data and government & central-bank policy from 18 bureaus and offices across the region. For his talk, he will be speaking on five themes for the Forex market in 2012.

Other popular speakers include Mr Kevin Scully, Executive Chairman and Founder of NRA Capital; Mr Song Seng Wun, the Executive Director and Regional Economist in CIMB Research; and Mr Robert Miles, author and internationally acclaimed Warren Buffett scholar.

Investors looking for alternative investment vehicles can learn more about the SPDR Straits Times Index (STI) ETF at the “Investment with the STI” booth. They can also attend seminars to learn about the merits of investing in the STI Series, STI futures and other SGX structured products.

At INVEST Fair 2012, visitors can also find out more about investing in asset classes such as contracts-for-difference, derivatives, forex and land banking, among others.

Mr Patrick Daniel, Editor-in-Chief of SPH's English and Malay Newspapers Division and Chairman of ShareInvestor, said: “SPH wants to help retail investors make well-informed investment decisions. This year’s INVEST Fair follows the launch of the BTInvest portal, which integrates our products and competencies in the areas of investor education and investor relations.”

Mr Christopher Lee, Chief Executive Officer of ShareInvestor, said: “INVEST Fair 2012 offers a platform for investors to find out more about investment opportunities across different asset classes. In addition to the education seminars and workshops, we have put together two panels discussion (in English and Mandarin) for our participants to get the latest updates on the global markets. Working closely with The Business Times, INVEST Fair has grown over the years to be the one stop educational hub for investors to learn, share and in the process grow their wealth.”

This year also marks the first time that the Securities Investors Association (Singapore) (SIAS) has lent its support to INVEST Fair. Mr Lee added: “ShareInvestor is pleased to work with SIAS who share a common vision of promoting financial literacy among our members and subscribers. We look forward to working with them for future editions of INVEST Fair.”

There will be a subscription promotion especially for visitors to INVEST Fair. There are two plans on offer - The Business Times Print Edition (6 months) and the BT Print Edition + ShareInvestor Fundamental package plan (6 months). See the table below for more details –

    Monthly Price
    Full Price (6 months)
    The Business Times Print Edition (6 months)
    $19.70
    (usual price - $24.65)
    $118.20*
    (usual price - $147.75)
    The Business Times Print Edition + ShareInvestor Fundamental Plan (6 months)
    $24.65
    (usual price - $40.32)
    $147.75*
    (usual price - $241.91)
* The two price plans are valid from 7 April to 6 May.

Successful subscribers who sign up for the BT Print Edition + ShareInvestor Fundamental package plan during INVEST Fair 2012 will get a copy of “Your First Million: Making It In Stocks”, authored by Dr Michael Leong, the founder of ShareInvestor.

Admission to INVEST Fair 2012 is free. For more details on registration and schedules of seminars, please visit
http://sg.invest-fair.com/

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Media contacts:

Mr Yeo Siew Chi
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID – 6319 1586
Email –
yeosc@sph.com.sg


About ShareInvestor

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings, ShareInvestor is a financial internet media & technology company that owns one of the largest investor relations network in Asia. ShareInvestor provides market data tools and financial applications to institutional and retail investors. The company also manages one of the largest independent financial portals in Singapore. As a technology company, ShareInvestor assists public listed companies and financial institutions with their corporate website designs and technology services.

ShareInvestor clients include more than 450 public listed companies in the region and its corporate clients include many blue chip companies. ShareInvestor has thousands of paying subscribers for its financial products and services, and an average of 100,000 unique visitors monthly across its online properties.

ShareInvestor organises regular financial investment seminars and conferences for investors. Our annual large scale conferences, INVEST Fair in Singapore and INVESTOR Expo in Malaysia draw thousands of participants from Asia to the shows. ShareInvestor operates in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

For more information, visit us at
www.shareinvestorholdings.com.


About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.

Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing
In Singapore, SPH publishes 18 newspaper titles in four languages. On an average day, 2.92 million individuals or 74 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications.

SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology.

SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.

Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 330 million page views with 18 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; Stomp, omy.sg, and The Straits Times RazorTV.

SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times Weekend's iPad application. SPH's Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital platforms which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions.

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

Events and Out-of-Home Advertising
SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s leading Digital Out-of-Home advertising company.

Properties
SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its latest retail development, The Clementi Mall, started business operations in 2011. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.