General Announcement::News release: Winners unveiled in SGX Orb Awards recognising best of financial news and content

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Announcement Title
General Announcement
Date &Time of Broadcast
20-Jul-2018 18:32:26
Announcement Sub Title
News release: Winners unveiled in SGX Orb Awards recognising best of financial news and content
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Ho Lily
AVP, Marketing & Communications
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- Judging by independent panel comprising senior executives from Deloitte, Google News Lab, Nasdaq and an international broadcasting industry veteran

- Awards broaden SGX's efforts to enhance financial education for investors and acknowledge content contributors

Singapore Exchange (SGX) has announced the winners in its inaugural SGX Orb Awards, recognising excellence in financial journalism and content in an evolving media landscape. Following the theme of "Connecting Perspectives and Inspiring Conversations," the awards are an extension of SGX's efforts to enhance financial education and empower investors.

Teo Ai June, Head of Marketing and Communications at SGX, said, "The rise of social media and mobile technology has transformed the way investors consume financial news, challenging content producers in new ways. The SGX Orb Awards are an opportunity for us to recognise and encourage journalists and bloggers alike to produce insightful and engaging stories that help the public make better-informed investment decisions."

The winners of six categories were unveiled at SGX's annual Media Appreciation Night held on 19 July in Singapore:

Story of the Year - Securities
SGX versus HKEX, Chan Chao Peh, The Edge, 9 April 2018

Story of the Year - Derivatives
China is working to change global commodities trading - to its own benefit, Huileng Tan, CNBC, 6 June 2018

Your Opinion Counts
Small Change: You don't have to be super-smart to get rich, Goh Eng Yeow, The Straits Times, 29 October 2017

The Visual Treat
Money Mind Stock Investment Challenge 2017, Frederick Lim, Channel NewsAsia, September 2017

The Hidden Gem
Creative brings '3D' sound to headphones after US$100m R&D, Marissa Lee, The Business Times, 23 February 2018


Some 100 entries were received from local and overseas producers of content that demonstrate relevance to Singapore as an international financial hub. These included submissions and third-party nominations from print and broadcast media, online news sites backed by publishing companies, as well as independent writers such as bloggers and investment websites.

Please refer to Appendix 1 for the shortlist of entries and Appendix 2 for the judging panel. More information can be found at