SPH to run Business Insider's Singapore, Malaysia editions

The Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) News Centre at 1000, Toa Payoh North.
The Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) News Centre at 1000, Toa Payoh North. PHOTO: ST FILE

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has struck up a licensing partnership to operate the Singapore and Malaysia editions of United States-based business news site Business Insider (BI).

Both sites were launched recently and will "complement SPH's stable of digital publications with a millennial-focused product for young working professionals", both companies said in a joint statement yesterday.

BI Singapore and Malaysia will offer local news, business and lifestyle stories, as well as content from BI's newsrooms around the globe, including Australia, Germany, Britain and its headquarters in New York.

BI is credited with pioneering a new type of business news tailored for young professionals and entrepreneurs.

Mr Warren Fernandez, editor- in-chief of SPH's English/Malay/ Tamil Media Group, said: "We are always looking for new ways to grow our readership and serve new groups of readers.

"Business Insider has a strong following among a young and mobile readership with an interest in business and lifestyle stories delivered in its unique way.

"By combining this with the deep local knowledge we have in our newsrooms, we believe we will have something special to offer that readers will enjoy."

BI vice-president Roddy Salazar said the company was "thrilled" to be partnering SPH.

He added: "SPH has a deep understanding of business media and the digital space, so it is the ideal partner to serve local readers with BI's unique style of business news: Social and mobile at its core and laser-focused on the news that emerging business leaders want and need to know."

BI's Singapore and Malaysia editions were previously operated by Malaysian media company Rev Asia.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 18, 2017, with the headline 'SPH to run Business Insider's Singapore, Malaysia editions'. Print Edition | Subscribe