32nd Issue Dec 2010

"Leader Of The Year 2010" in Motion

Sing Tao News Corporation has been organizing the notable "Leader of the Year" as a significant annual event in Hong Kong since 1994 to recognize the contribution of leaders in various sectors. This year, the judging panel comprises prominent figures including Mr. Rafael Hui Si-yan, Mr. Chan Wing-kee, Mr. Philip Chen Nan-lok, Dr. Raymond Ch'ien, Dr. Choi Yuen-wan, Mr. Andrew Leung, Dr. Norman Leung Nai-pang and Prof. Arthur Li Kwok-cheung. The award presentation ceremony will be held on March 31, 2011 and Sing Tao Daily, The Standard and Headline Daily will provide comprehensive coverage of the event. For more information, please visit: www.loty.singtao.com.

"The 26th Sing Tao Inter-School Debating Competition" Draws Great Interest

"The 26th Sing Tao Inter-School Debating Competition", jointly organized by Sing Tao Daily, The Standard and the Education Bureau, and sponsored by the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research and Centaline Property Agency Limited, has got started. This year, the number of participating teams has reached another record high, including 124 schools in the Chinese section and 56 schools in the English section. The competition has commenced in November and will continue on for six months.

To encourage active participation from students and the public and to create more learning opportunities, the competition will present the "Most Improved School Award" and "Best Motion Award". An education seminar will be held in January 2011 to provide a forum for sharing debating skills and experience. Highlights of the competition will be featured in Sing Tao Daily's Education Section, The Student Standard and the event's website: www.singtao.com/debate.

Sing Tao Daily Offers High Quality Guidebooks

Sing Tao Daily's high quality guidebooks have always been sought after by readers. The popular "Hong Kong Stock Directory 2010-2011 " was published in October, providing 1,500 pages of information on nearly 1,200 Main Board listed companies and commentary from Anthony Bolton, a stock market veteran. The yearly property guidebook "Luxury Property" was published in November and received overwhelming response as home buyers, industry players and advertisers snapped up the book for its exquisite layout and informative content. In addition, the Sunday cookbooks have become a hit, with Joanne Poon's inspirational recipes being offered for 10 consecutive weeks from October to December. Please visit www.singtao.com to learn more about Sing Tao Daily's guidebooks.

Headline Daily Reaches New Heights

Headline Daily, Hong Kong's no. 1 free newspaper, reached a new record of 1,653,000 readership, according to Synovate Media Atlas Survey (2009 Q4 to 2010 Q3), ahead of any other newspaper in Hong Kong. In addition to being distributed at selected East Rail stations, copies of Headline Daily also became available at all West Rail and Ma On Shan Rail stations starting from October. The iPad HD flip page version of Headline Daily has always been on the top list of iPad local newspaper application downloads. With the launch of Headline Daily's Sunday electronic edition, the flip page version has been enhanced with video and photo feature to provide more comprehensive reading and diversified advertising options.

Headline Daily and Sing Tao Daily Tops iPhone Apps

As the mobile platform develops into an effective information and advertising medium, Headline Daily was one of the earliest to launch its first iPhone application a year ago, with over 320,000 downloads to date and monthly page views have exceeded 100,000, making it one of the top free news iPhone app. Advertisers have also responded well to Headline Daily's iPhone edition. In October, Sing Tao Daily's iPhone app was also launched; over 100,000 downloads was recorded in less than a month and the number continues to grow.

Smart Parents' Circulation Hits Record

Launched by Sing Tao Daily in March, Smart Parents has become a must-read for many parents. According to HKABC, average circulation per issue in July to September has reached 74,744 copies, an 18% increase when compared with May to July. Starting from December, readers are invited to become members, who will be entitled to special privileges including priority for redemption of Smart Parents. In November, Smart Parents organized the "Auntie Mok Oral English Teaching Seminar" which attracted a full house. Visit the facebook page of Smart Parents for latest news and event highlights: www.facebook.com/smartparentshk.

Sing Tao Overseas at a Glance

Sing Tao Daily’s San Francisco Office organized "Sing Tao Expo 2010". 180 exhibitors from various business sectors showcased their products. Over 30,000 participants enjoyed the discounts, giveaways and food samples and took the opportunity to shop. Sing Tao Daily’s New York Office held "The 7th Annual Dragon Boat Festival Photo Contest Award". Winners were selected by Richard E. Drew, senior photojournalist of Associate Press and Mizue Aizeki, celebrated freelance photographer. The awarded pieces were later published by Sing Tao Daily's New York Office to share with readers.

The Standard Hosts Entertainment and Charity Activities

In this final quarter, The Standard organized various exclusive promotions again for its readers and members. Riding on the launch of iPad free English news application in August, The Standard has rolled out an online competition to invite readers' registration for an opportunity to win the iPad and accessories. The competition has received overwhelming responses. The Standard brought to readers several movie ticket redemption programmes including "Wall Street: money never sleeps", "Unstoppable" and "Skyline" to give away free tickets to its readers. Meanwhile, The Standard has also launched the guidebook redemption programme of "Serviced Suites Special Edition 2010" and "Business Services Special Edition 2010", the specially prepared books with the most accurate and updated information in Hong Kong, Macau, as well as China, for its professional and loyal readers.

Apart from this, The Standard, for its fifth year, again served as an official media sponsor for the "2010 Sedan Chair Race & Bazaar", co-organized with Matilda International Hospital. The Standard made an effort to give back to the society with its charity sales booth at the event.

PC Market Holds "Biz.IT Excellence" and the 900th Issue Celebration Programme

PC Market presented the 2nd "Biz.IT Excellence" to pay tribute to the enterprises for the best practices in business IT applications and the continuous development in innovative Internet and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions across different industries. The award was open for enterprises and government departments' application since April. After a rigorous judging process by seven judges, 17 winners were recognized for the category of "IT Solution Excellence" and 3 winners for the category of "IT Case Excellence". The Award Presentation Ceremony was held on October 18. For winners' list and highlights of the event, please visit www.pcmarket.com.hk/bizitexcellence.

To celebrate PC Market's 900th issue on October 26 and its 17th anniversary, a programme themed "IT's Living" was rolled out, to highlight PC Market's continuous endeavour in enhancing readers' living quality with the use of IT products. The celebration activities included photography competition, online bidding and sharing of smart tips in using IT products. Please visit http://www.pcmarket.com.hk/900/ for more details.

CAZ Buyer Launches "My Favourite Second-hand Cars & Services Awards 2010"

CAZ Buyer hosts the 2nd "My Favourite Second-hand Cars and Services Award" to promote the development of the local second-hand car market and to recognise the performance of the outstanding products and services. CAZ Buyer's editorial team has selected nominees for 17 respective categories for public voting. The winners' list will be published on Decemeber 31 in CAZ Buyer and on the event's website: www.cazbuyer.com/awards.

East TOUCH Presents "TOUCH Brands & TOUCH Icon Awards" and iPhone Application

The 6th "TOUCH Brands and TOUCH Icon Award Presentation" organized by East TOUCH was held on November 29. The award credited distinguished brands and outstanding local icons, and acknowledged their effort in promoting the industry over the year. "TOUCH Brands" were selected by the editorial team of East TOUCH among categories such as fashion and accessories, food and beverages, digital products, cosmetics/ skincare/ personal care products, lifestyle and communications. "TOUCH Icons", also selected by the editorial team, awarded trendy individuals including singers, models, designers, illustrators and DJs. For details, please visit

Besides, as the icon of local trends, East TOUCH has already launched its iPhone application, providing first hand news on fashion and trendy products tailored for youngsters. The East TOUCH application ranked no. 1 on the Top Free Application download on its first day of launch in October.

"JET ICON" Award Presentation and JET 100th Issue Celebration

This year, JET presented the "JET ICON" award again to eight icons for their outstanding accomplishments in different aspects. Winners included Shawn Yue, Ivanna Wong, Janice, RubberBand, Chiu Tsang Hei, Hanjin Tan, SK Lam and Derek Kwok. JET also celebrated its 100th issue during the occasion.

To share this memorial moment with readers, a special passport holder designed by famous illustrators Siu Huk and Ah Tak was given away with JET December Issue. JET also launched its website www.jet-magazine.com in November to provide readers with instant lifestyle and cultural infotainment news.

HeadlineJobs Releases Latest Quality Workplace Index

The "HeadlineJobs Quality Workplace Index" survey was introduced in 2008 in collaboration with the Public Opinion Programme of the University of Hong Kong. 1,016 employees participated in the survey in the second half of 2010. Results showed that job satisfaction among the post-80's generation was the lowest across all age groups and that they had a rather high intention to change jobs. They ranked "recognition from the management", "salary" and "career advancement opportunity" as the most significant reasons that influenced job satisfaction.

JobMarket Organizes "JobMarket Recruitment Fair"

Hiring intention of local enterprises continued to rise, particularly in construction, finance and retail sectors. In view of this, JobMarket organized the "JobMarket Recruitment Fair" on September 16 at YMCA of Hong Kong in Tsim Sha Tsui. More than 2,000 frontline vacancies were provided by over 20 enterprises. Some enterprises conducted interviews on site. Besides, talks on successful sales and marketing strategy were also held. Guest speakers included Ms. Cheung Wai Tsz, renowned corporate trainer and TV programme host, Mr. Jonathan Sin, an active participant in the new media field and Mr. Louie Chow, founder of T-Man Development Centre.

Key Financial Information
Sing Tao News Corporation Limited (Stock Code:1105)
Number of Shares Outstanding
(as at Nov 30, 2010)
Market Capitalization
(as at Nov 30, 2010)
HK$2,179 million

Major Shareholder:
Luckman Trading Limited
(owned by Mr. Ho Tsu Kwok, Charles)

Financial Year End December 31
(Six months ended Jun 30, 2010)
HK$1,607.07 million
Net Profit attributable to Shareholders
(Six months ended Jun 30, 2010)
Net Assets
(as at Jun 30, 2010)
HK$1,702.48 million
Board Of Directors

Executive Directors:
Mr. Ho Tsu Kwok, Charles (Chairman)
Mr. Lo Wing Hung (Chief Executive Officer)
Ms. Inn, Judy
Mr. Jia Hongping
   Mr. Lai Ting Yiu
 Mr. Lau Chung Man, Louis
 Mrs. Sy Wong Chor Fong
 Mr. Yang Yiu Chong, Ronald Jeffrey

Non-Executive Director:
Mr. Ho Ching Tak, Kent
Mr. Leung Chun Ying
Independent Non-Executive Directors:
Ms. Ho Chiu King, Pansy Catilina
Mr. King, Richard Yun Zing
Mr. Lee Cho Jat
 Mr. Tung Chee Chen

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《頭條日報》全港最多人閱讀的報章 破盡紀錄
《PCM電腦廣場》「Biz.IT Excellence」及900期誌慶活動
《CAZ Buyer車買家》舉辦「我最喜愛易手車及服務大獎」
「TOUCH Brands」、「TOUCH Icon」及《東 TOUCH》iPhone版出爐
「JET ICON」頒獎禮暨《JET》100期誌慶
《JobMarket 求職廣場》舉行「前線職位招聘日」


由星島新聞集團主辦的年度矚目盛事「傑出領袖選舉」,自1994年至今,已表揚了多位成就超卓、貢獻良多的領袖。今年的「傑出領袖選舉」邀請了多位權威人士出任評審,包括主席許仕仁先生,評審委員陳永棋先生、陳南祿先生、錢果豐博士、蔡元雲醫生、梁君彥先生、梁乃鵬博士和李國章教授。頒獎禮謹訂於2011年3月31日舉行,《星島日報》、《英文虎報》及《頭條日報》將詳盡報道這項城中盛典,與全港市民見證新一屆傑出領袖的誕生。有關詳情,請瀏覽 : www.loty.singtao.com



為鼓勵更多學生和公眾人士積極參與,今屆再設「最佳進步獎」及「最佳辯題獎」;另外於明年1月舉辦「辯論教育講座」,邀請具豐富辯論經驗的嘉賓講者,分享辯論心得及實戰經驗。而各場精采賽事的精華會於《星島日報》教育版及《The Student Standard》連載,辯論比賽網站www.singtao.com/debate亦會上載相關報道。



《頭條日報》全港最多人閱讀的報章 破盡紀錄

根據Synovate Media Atlas 2009年第四季至2010年第三季調查結果顯示,《頭條日報》讀者人數高達1,653,000,是全港最多人閱讀的報章,更連續四季刷新本港報章讀者人數,破盡紀錄,大幅拋離其他報章,深受市民及廣告商歡迎。為方便更多讀者取閱,《頭條日報》除了於星期一至六在指定港鐵東鐵站內派發外,由10月開始已伸延至全綫西鐵及馬鐵站內,大大增加港鐵沿綫派發點的數量,吸納各區優質讀者。至於《頭條日報》iPad 高清揭頁版,自推出以來在本地報紙iPad 應用程式榜中傲視同儕。而繼《頭條日報》周日電子報推出後,《頭條日報》iPad高清揭頁版再乘勢增添新聞圖片集及短片瀏覽功能,為讀者帶來更豐富的閱讀體驗,亦讓廣告客戶有更多選擇。


繼互聯網後,流動平台成功開闢了嶄新的資訊與廣告平台。有見及此,《頭條日報》於一年前已率先推出iPhone版本,深受讀者歡迎,至今下載次數已超過320,000,每月瀏覽頁數亦已突破10,000,000頁,一直榮踞iPhone App Store之免費新聞程式排行榜。《頭條日報》iPhone版之廣告服務推出後,本地各大廣告商均樂於採用。而《星島日報》的iPhone版亦於10月中推出,其下載之次數在短短一個月已超過 100,000人次並持續增長。




《星島日報》三藩市辦事處舉辦「星島工展會」,雲集共180位參展商,百貨齊備,提供優惠、贈品及試食等連串速銷活動,吸引超過30,000名人士到場選購。《星島日報》紐約辦事處則在11月舉行「第七屆龍舟節攝影比賽」頒獎典禮,得獎者均由美聯社資深攝影記者Richard E. Drew及著名自由攝影師Mizue Aizeki選出,隨後《星島日報》紐約辦事處亦刊登得獎作品,與讀者一同分享佳作。


《英文虎報》於第四季度舉行多項活動,為讀者及會員呈獻禮品及資訊。繼8月首次推出iPad免費英文報章應用程式,《英文虎報》再於網上平台舉辦比賽,邀請讀者登記成為會員及參加遊戲,並送出iPad及附屬產品;另外,《英文虎報》再推免費戲票換領活動,送出「華爾街金融大鱷」、「煞破天劫」及「天凶之城」的戲票。《英文虎報》亦出版了兩本專書予讀者換領,分別為《Serviced Suites Special Edition 2010》與《Business Services Special Edition 2010》,詳盡地為專業讀者介紹香港、澳門以至中國大陸的最新相關資訊。



《PCM電腦廣場》「Biz.IT Excellence」及900期誌慶活動

《PCM電腦廣場》今年舉辦第二屆「Biz.IT Excellence」活動,以表揚本地致力開拓傑出商業應用及創意方案的機構。活動由今年4月份開始接受各商業及政府機構申請,最後由7位大會專業評審委員嚴格挑選出17個「IT Solution Excellence」及3個「IT Case Excellence」獎項得主,獎項於10月18日的頒獎典禮上頒發。得獎名單及活動花絮請瀏覽www.pcmarket.com.hk/bizitexcellence

10月26日是《PCM電腦廣場》第900期面世的大日子,亦是《PCM電腦廣場》踏入第17個年頭的周年誌慶紀念。《PCM電腦廣場》一直與讀者以科技優化生活,所以今年一連串的900期慶祝活動將以「IT's Living」為主題。精彩活動內容包括攝影比賽、網上拍賣、分享IT生活的小撇步。有關詳情,請登入http://www.pcmarket.com.hk/900/

《CAZ Buyer車買家》舉辦「我最喜愛易手車及服務大獎」

《CAZ Buyer車買家》舉辦第二屆「我最喜愛易手車及服務大獎」選舉,藉此推動優質的本地易手汽車及汽車服務業的市場發展,並表揚有出色表現的產品及服務。《CAZ Buyer車買家》編輯部經嚴謹篩選,列出17個最具代表性的候選組別,最後得獎名單將於12月31日於活動網站及《CAZ Buyer車買家》內公佈。有關詳情請瀏覽 www.cazbuyer.com/awards

「TOUCH Brands」、「TOUCH Icon」及《東 TOUCH》iPhone版出爐



《東TOUCH》於11月29日舉辦第6屆「TOUCH Brands及TOUCH Icon頒獎典禮」,表揚本地優秀品牌及潮流界傑出人士,並肯定他們對本地潮流文化所作出的貢獻和努力。本年度「TOUCH Brands」的得獎品牌均經由《東TOUCH》編輯部進行嚴格挑選,當中包括時裝及飾物、飲食、數碼產品、化妝品/護膚品/個人護理、生活及通訊品牌;而「TOUCH Icon」則由編輯部選出過去一年潮流界傑出人士,當中包括歌手、模特兒、設計師、插畫師及DJ等。詳情請瀏覽:

另外,作為本地潮流先驅,《東TOUCH》已進軍iPhone Apps Store,讓讀者隨時更新潮流購物資訊。於10月登場的《東TOUCH》iPhone應用程式,首日推出即榮登App Store 免費下載榜之第一位,廣受年輕人歡迎。

「JET ICON」頒獎禮暨《JET》100期誌慶

《JET》今年選出8位城中名人紅星頒發「JET ICON」榮譽,包括:余文樂、王菀之、衛蘭、RubberBand、趙增熹、陳奐仁、SK Lam及郭子健,以表揚他們於各個潮流領域及行業範疇的傑出成就。當場亦同時慶賀《JET》100期的大日子,場面熱鬧。



HeadlineJobs於2008年起聯同香港大學民意研究計劃,設計及推行《HeadlineJobs 職場滿意指數》。於2010年下半年度調查成功訪問了1,016名在職人士,發現80後年青人的工作滿意度較其他在職人士低,此不滿亦反映在相對較高的求職率上。調查指出,年青人不滿工作,最主要的原因是有關「管理層認同」、「薪金」及「事業晉升機會」。

《JobMarket 求職廣場》舉行「前線職位招聘日」


已發行股數(截至2010年11月30日) 868,112,537
市場總值(截至2010年11月30日) 2,179百萬港元

主要股東: Luckman Trading Limited

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