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BT circulation up 2% in H1 (BT)

BackApr 14, 2009

It rose rose 2 per cent year-on-year in the six months ended Feb 28, 2009.

CIRCULATION of The Business Times rose 2 per cent year-on-year in the six months ended Feb 28, 2009.

The daily registered the third-highest circulation growth among the nine newspapers that Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) sells. Circulation of Shin Min Daily News surged 6.9 per cent, while that for Tamil Murasu shot up 8.1 per cent.

SPH announced these circulation figures along with its second quarter results yesterday.

Last year, BT's average daily sales hit an all-time high of over 35,800 copies in September, boosted by its coverage of the financial crisis and the launch of a new compact format for BT Weekend.

Daily sales averaged 34,000 copies in the financial year ended Aug 31, 2008, when circulation rose a fourth consecutive year, by 9.2 per cent.