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Come face to face with ’Dr Doom’ at The Business Times Dialogue


Singapore, 18 February 2009 - The Business Times, in partnership with Swiss financial institution Bank Julius Baer, will hold the inaugural Business Times Dialogue on 20 February 2009 at the Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore. The keynote speaker in this annual series is Dr Marc Faber, editor and publisher of ’The Gloom Boom & Doom Report’ and famous investment guru.

Popularly known as "Dr Doom" and renowned for his contrarian investment approach, Dr Faber will no doubt engage the audience when he speaks on ’The Financial Crisis : Where we are now and where we are headed’. In his session, he will share critical insights and further strategies to weather the financial crisis.

Joining him is Dr V. Anantha-Nageswaran, Chief Investment Officer for Asia-Pacific at Bank Julius Baer, the Swiss financial institution and leading dedicated wealth manager.

The half-day dialogue session, which sees world-class speakers sharing insights on current affairs, is organised by The Business Times, South-east Asia’s leading business daily published by Singapore Press Holdings. The dialogue session received overwhelming interest from the public. The registration period is now closed.

The dialogue session will be moderated by Mr Vikram Khanna, Associate Editor of The Business Times.

Media Invitation

Your journalist, photographer and/or film crew are invited to cover this event.
To RSVP, please contact Adrian Cheong at, 6319 2261 (DID) or 9798 6097 (HP) before 5pm, 19 February.

The Business Times Dialogue with Dr Marc Faber
In Partnership with Bank Julius Baer

Theme : Financial Crisis: Where We Are Now And Where We Are Headed
Date : Friday, 20 February 2009
Time : 1.30pm
Venue : The Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore, Grand Ballroom at Level 1

1.30pm : Media registration

1.45pm : Welcome address by Mr Vikram Khanna
Associate Editor, The Business Times

2.00pm : ’Extreme Outcomes’ by Dr V. Anantha-Nageswaran
Chief Investment Officer, Asia Pacific
Bank Julius Baer

2.30pm : ’Were you born before or after 2007?’ by Dr Marc Faber
Editor and Publisher of ’The Gloom Boom & Doom Report’

3.20pm : Panel discussion

3.50pm : End

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About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. It is the leading media company in Southeast Asia, delivering news and information through multiple media platforms.

Newspapers and Magazines
In Singapore, SPH publishes 17 newspaper titles in four languages. Every day, 2.9 million individuals or 79 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.

Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 150 million pageviews with 9 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH’s online and new media initiatives include a revolutionary mobile advertising and information service, ZapCode; online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; local search and directory engine,; Stomp (Straits Times Online Mobile Print), a portal that connects, engages and interacts with readers on the Web and via mobile phone messaging; omy, a bilingual news and interactive portal and The Straits Times RazorTV, a free access interactive webcast service offering live chat shows and video on demand clips.

SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8, U and TV Mobile, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Pte Ltd, 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 FM in Mandarin and Radio 91.3 FM 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 per cent 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.