SPH Journalists Bag Awards (ST)

BackOct 04, 2012

FOUR journalists from Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) have won financial journalist awards for their work over the past year.

Ms Emilyn Yap, a correspondent at The Business Times (BT), was named Financial Journalist of the Year at the annual Securities Investors Association of Singapore (Sias) Investors Choice Awards last night at Raffles City.

Her BT colleague, Ms Grace Leong, won the Financial Story of the Year prize for breaking the news about a group of retail investors suing investment bank Morgan Stanley over a failed financial product known as Pinnacle Notes.

Straits Times journalist Jonathan Kwok was named Promising Journalist of the Year.

Mr Kwok, 28, has written on a wide range of corporate news for the Money desk in the past year, most recently, on the twists and turns of Heineken's buyout of Asia Pacific Breweries from Fraser & Neave.

"I'm thankful to have been given the chance to cover some of the most exciting stories in the corporate scene," he said.

"It's a huge honour to receive this award from Sias. I'll continue to put my best foot forward in my work."

Senior Business Times correspondent Sivanithy Rathananthan received an award for outstanding commentaries.

SPH itself received the Most Transparent Company Award among firms in the "services" category.

SPH chief executive Alan Chan said: "SPH is guided by the tenets of best practices in corporate governance and transparency in our engagement with investors.

"By adhering to a high standard, we help our investors gain a good understanding of our company's operations and strategies and in the process, earn their trust and support."