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30 teams compete at inaugural SPH Foundation Singapore Universities Business Quiz Competition 2009

Singapore, 13 February 2009Undergraduates from the four local universities will compete in the inaugural SPH Foundation Singapore Universities Business Quiz that will test their knowledge of business and finance as well as their entrepreneurial talent.

This quiz is organised by The Business Times, SPH’s financial daily, and event-managed by SPH MediaBoxOffice, SPH’s outdoor media advertising subsidiary.

A total of 30 teams will be taking part – 17 from the SIM University (UniSim), eight from the National University of Singapore (NUS), three from the Singapore Management University (SMU) and two from Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

There will be three rounds of the Business Quiz to be held over three Saturdays at the SPH News Centre auditorium – Qualifiers on 14 February, Preliminaries on 7 March and Finals on 14 March respectively.

Qualifiers – This round is made up of 45 random questions from 3 categories of “General Knowledge”, “Headline News” and “Financial World”, and teams have to press the buzzer to answer the questions.
   
Preliminaries – This round will involve individual team members and the team collectively as they tackle time-based “fastest finger” questions and a case study.
   
Finals – The 4 finalist teams will play on a board game format where progress is made when teams give the correct answers and complete the stipulated challenges successfully. Teams that default on questions and challenges will be penalised.

Participants stand to win up to $10,000 in cash, prizes and work attachments with financial institutions.

Ms Ginney Lim, General Manager, SPH Foundation, said,”The SPH Foundation is pleased to be the title sponsor of this inaugural event. This quiz demonstrates the Foundation’s commitment to build a lifelong learning community. It offers a vibrant platform to engage and encourage tertiary students and in the long run, encourages them to keep abreast of the latest in financial news and real world issues. We trust that the participants will learn more about the dynamics of the global business arena dynamics in a fun and memorable way.”

Said Mr Alvin Tay, Editor, The Business Times,”At The Business Times, we want to build synergies between the quiz event and our position as the nation’s leading financial daily. Our wide ranging coverage of local and international business news empowers the quiz participants to gain knowledge and experience relating to the corporate and business world. Competing in the quiz will allow them to establish connections and linkages between academic concepts and real-life applications, resulting in more effective learning and appreciation of their business studies.”

Participants and supporters who want to view the action and excitement can log on to The Straits Times RazorTV, SPH’s interactive webcast TV service, which will be covering the proceedings from all three days of competition at www.razor.tv.

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Foundation Ltd Co. Registration No. 200300910M

For more information, please contact:

Yeo Siew Chi (Mr)
Singapore Press Holdings Foundation Limited
DID: 6319 1586
Mobile: 9749 5105
Email: yeosc@sph.com.sg

George Joseph (Mr)
Assistant News Editor
Special Projects
The Business Times
DID: 6319 5772
Email: georgej@sph.com.sg

About Singapore Press Holdings Foundation
The Singapore Press Holdings Foundation, a registered charity and an Institution of Public Character, was set up in January 2003 to help build a lifelong learning community that embraces language enrichment, creativity, diversity, healthy living and sports. The seed contribution of $20 million to the Foundation came from media group Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.

About Business Times
The Business Times (BT), a member of the Singapore Press Holdings group, is South-east Asia's leading business daily. It is Singapore’s only financial daily and provides a complete guide on the local, regional and international business scene.

BT brings to its readers each day a comprehensive and concise package of corporate, financial, economic and political news, analysis and commentary. BT also carries features and the latest lifestyle trends in food, entertainment, shopping, arts, health, travel and design.

In June 1995, BT became the first English-language newspaper in Asia to go on the World Wide Web. Since January 2000, BT Online started to be available from 4am Singapore time (GMT +0800) and to offer news updates throughout the day.

Redesigned in September 2004 to engage a new generation of readers, a refreshing blue masthead, bigger fonts and friendlier layout were introduced. The content has been expanded to reflect a complete read, packing in loads of new features, such as specialty pages, a daily take on the health of the Singapore economy and dedicated regional pages.

For more information, visit www.businesstimes.com.sg.

 

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