18 June 2009 – Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) and FTSE Group (FTSE) extend the coverage of the Singapore market under its partnership arrangement with the launch of the new FTSE ST Catalist Index on 22 June 2009.
The FTSE ST Catalist Index will start with 35 Catalist sponsored companies (listed in Annex 1) that meet the eligibility criteria as at 27 February 2009.
All IPOs and companies transitioned to sponsor status will be added at the next semi-annual review which occurs in March and September.
To facilitate historical analysis of the index, backcast values of the FTSE ST Catalist Index have been calculated, with the index beginning at 1000 since 19 September 2008.
The real-time, intra-day values of the index will be displayed alongside the STI and other FTSE ST indices at the following websites:
SGX Catalist http://www.sgxcatalist.com
FTSE will distribute the new index in real-time to distributors globally via its Global Distribution System, and will also display the end-of-day index values on its website at http://www.ftse.com/st. Details of the eligibility criteria and Ground Rules for the FTSE ST Catalist Index can also be found on the FTSE website.
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Singapore Press Holdings Limited
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Singapore Exchange Limited
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FTSE International Limited
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About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
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. It publishes 17 newspaper titles in four languages and over 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region. Every day, 2.9 million individuals or 79 percent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH’s news publications. SPH’s internet editions of its major newspapers enjoy over 150 million page views with 9 million unique visitors each month. Other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, omy, rednano.sg, ST701, STOMP and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH has also ventured into broadcasting, outdoor advertising and properties.
For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg.
About Singapore Exchange Limited
Singapore Exchange Ltd (SGX) was inaugurated on 1 December 1999, following the merger of two established and well-respected financial institutions - the Stock Exchange of Singapore (SES) and the Singapore International Monetary Exchange (SIMEX). SGX is Asia-Pacific's first demutualised and integrated securities and derivatives exchange and is listed on its own bourse. The exchange's stock is a component of benchmark indices such as the MSCI Singapore's Free Index and the Straits Times Index (STI).
SGX aims to offer a highly trusted, comprehensive and efficient securities and derivatives marketplace for raising capital, risk transfer, trading, clearing and settlement. SGX facilitates the trading and clearing of commodity futures and over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives such as forward freight agreements and oil swaps. Through strategic alliances and partnerships with other exchanges around the world, SGX is firmly positioned as an Asian Gateway.
For more information, please visit SGX website: www.sgx.com
SGX Catalist is a sponsor-supervised market for fast growing companies. For more information on Catalist, please visit: www.sgxcatalist.com
About FTSE Group
FTSE Group (FTSE) is a world-leader in the creation and management of indexes. With offices in Boston, Beijing, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Madrid, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Sydney, Shanghai and Tokyo, FTSE works with investors in 77 countries globally.
It calculates and manages a comprehensive range of equity, fixed income, real estate and investment strategy indices, on both a standard and custom basis. The company has collaborative arrangements with a number of stock exchanges, trade bodies and asset class specialists around the world.
FTSE indexes are used extensively by investors world-wide for investment analysis, performance measurement, asset allocation, portfolio hedging and for creating a wide range of index tracking funds.