Sing Tao Daily

Newspapers told to pay ex-envoy $1.6m

The Hong Kong Standard and its Chinese sister newspaper, the Sing Tao Daily, were hit by a $1.6 million libel judgment yesterday, after claiming a former vice-consul was sacked over a passport scandal.

Friday, 26 July, 1996, 12:00am

Apple Daily readership goes up as main rivals plunge

THE Apple Daily is the big winner in SRH readership ratings for July to December 1995.

The newspaper, owned by Jimmy Lai, captured 23 per cent of the Chinese market with a daily readership of 1.23 million.

6 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Profits plummet as papers feel pinch

SOARING newsprint prices coupled with falling advertising revenue have severely hit the profits of three major publishing houses.

Interim results announced yesterday for Sing Tao Holdings, Culturecom Holdings and the Oriental Press Group saw profits tumble as they battled higher operating costs and increased competition with the advent in June of the Apple Daily News.

29 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Founder sees sales gain in press price war

FOUNDER (Hong Kong), which supplies electronic publishing systems to the likes of Ming Pao Daily News and Sing Tao Daily, says price-cutting between Chinese-language newspapers will boost its sales rather than slow them.

12 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Sing Tao set to pay the penalty for blunder

LEAGUE aspirants Sing Tao are expected to be docked one point in the Marlboro First Division after failing to register expatriate player Darren Jackson in two league games.

The punishment will hugely benefit champions Eastern.

Defender Jackson had injured his cheekbone when he headed in the winning goal in the Tigers' 1-0 league defeat of Golden on November 13.

15 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Sing Tao to raise $122m

SING Tao's major shareholder, Ms Sally Aw Sian, is to place 71 million shares at $1.73 a share, raising $122.83 million.

Net proceeds from the placement will be $61.1 million. Of which, 49.6 million will be used to acquire the stake of former Jademan boss Tony Wong Chun-loong in Jademan Holdings, now renamed Culturecom Holdings.

24 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Sing Tao make the most of breaks to oust Kui Tan

A MOMENT of class put Sing Tao on the road to a 2-0 victory over Kui Tan in a scrappy and error-strewn Emperor Exchange Challenge Shield first-round tie at Mongkok Stadium last night.

After a goalless first half, Sing Tao brought the game to life in the 63rd minute with a fine solo goal from midfielder Chu Yue-tai, who joined Sing Tao from South China last summer.

2 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Beijing draws up blacklist for press

CHINA-FUNDED companies in Hongkong are being banned from advertising in newspapers and political magazines seen as ''unfriendly'' to Beijing.

A local New China News Agency official yesterday said granting preferential treatment to ''friendly newspapers and magazines'' was justified.

5 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Caroliners hoping for Sing Tao repeat

SOUTH China are looking to complete a hat-trick of victories over Sing Tao this season to move back into third place in the Hongkong First Division at Mongkok Stadium today.

The Caroliners, who ended Eastern's 13-game winning streak in league and cup last Sunday, have already beaten Sing Tao 4-1 in the league and 1-0 in the Camelpaint Challenge Shield semi-final.

21 Feb 1993 - 12:00am

Sing Tao interim up 73pc to $168m

SING Tao Holdings yesterday reported a 73.6 per cent rise in profit before extraordinary items to $168.64 million for the six months to September 30.

However, the publishing group posted an extraordinary loss of $9.2 million representing professional and other fees relating to restructuring of the company's indebtedness.

14 Jan 1993 - 12:00am