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BT circulation rises 3.9% in Q1

BT's circulation has been climbing steadily since FY 2005.


Jan 13, 2009
The Business Times

CIRCULATION of The Business Times rose 3.9 per cent year on year for the first quarter to Nov 30.

This continued an upward graph stretching four years and was the third highest circulation growth in Singapore Press Holdings' (SPH) stable of newspapers, after Shin Min Daily News (11.7 per cent) and Tamil Murasu (7.6 per cent).

The circulation figures were disclosed by SPH when it reported its first-quarter results yesterday.

Last year, BT's average daily sales reached an all-time high of over 35,800 copies in September, spurred by its comprehensive coverage of the financial turmoil and the introduction of a new BT Weekend format.

Average daily sales were about 34,000 copies in the financial year ended Aug 31, 2008 - the year when circulation also rose 9.2 per cent, its fourth consecutive year of increase.

BT's circulation has been climbing steadily since FY 2005, when it rose 6.7 per cent. It increased by 0.6 per cent for FY 2006, followed by 7.4 per cent in FY 2007.