Business Times marks its 40th anniversary

The Business Times, which marked its 40th anniversary yesterday, is celebrating its milestone with a series of events.

Last Friday, it held a concert at the Esplanade featuring Cultural Medallion recipient Jeremy Monteiro and his works from four decades in show business.

The Jazzy Business concert featured several guest stars, from Grammy-winning American jazz veterans Lee Ritenour and Ernie Watts, to his regular home-grown collaborators such as Jacintha Abisheganaden and Rahimah Rahim.

The financial daily, published by Singapore Press Holdings, also released on its website its top story for each year since 1976.

Other celebratory events in- cluded a forum with 300 top business leaders and professionals held in May.

Called The Business Times Leaders' Forum, the inaugural event discussed Singapore's future economy.

The financial daily, which currently has a staff strength of 101, started as a thrice-weekly supplement with The Straits Times. It became a newspaper on Oct 1, 1976.

It was the first English-language newspaper in Asia to go online in June 1995.

The Business Times publishes two magazines, the SME magazine and Wealth.

The paper's flagship event is the Singapore Business Awards, which celebrated its 30th anniversary last year.

The awards are Singapore's oldest business awards.

Other events The Business Times organises are the Enterprise 50 Awards and BT Corporate Golf League.

Giving back is also key to the paper, with major community initiatives such as The Business Times Budding Artists Fund as well as grassroots outreach.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 02, 2016, with the headline 'Business Times marks its 40th anniversary'. Print Edition | Subscribe