Xinhua Finance Limited provides financial information and media services in China. The company provides China-specific indices, financial news feeds, credit ratings, investor relations services, financial publishing in books and magazines, television consulting and distribution and other media and advertising related businesses. The company serves financial institutions, corporations and re-distributors worldwide. The company, through its subsidiary Xinhua Finance Media (XFML), utilizes its content across multiple distribution channels in China, including television, radio, newspapers, magazines and outdoor media. Segments The company’s segment include News and financial information; Service and solutions; and Media and advertising business. News and financial information: This segment provides real-time and historical information services. Service and solutions: This segment provides services and solutions services. Media and advertising business: This segment provides advertising, publishing and content production services. The company’s operations are located in Asia, including Japan and China, the United States of America and Europe. Its news and financial information business is carried out in Asia and the United States. The service and solutions business is carried out in Asia, the United States and Europe. The media and advertising business is carried out in Asia. Indices The company products are used by both domestic and international clients inside and outside of China. In 2007, the company launched Xinhua FTSE 200 Sector Indices for the A200 benchmark. Financial News The company markets with major news items, such as the interest rate and reserve requirement hikes by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC). The company launched a Chinese translation of its Stone & McCarthy Research Associates product and inaugurated China commodities news reporting in Japanese. The company has a contract to provide customized news products for the Singapore Stock Exchange, covering Chinese companies that have listed their shares on that market. It also substantially upgraded its energy news file to provide in-depth reporting on the coal, oil and renewables sectors, as well as the promising market in carbon trading. IR Services In addition to launching the Internet Photo Distribution service for its Chinese clients, Xinhua PR Newswire (XPRN) also expanded its corporate news distribution service to a wireless network through an agreement with NASDAQ-listed Kong.net, providing Chinese cell phone users convenient access to the corporate announcements that it distributes. Distribution In Broadcast, Xinhua Finance Media (XFMedia) expanded its radio footprint to Guangdong province through the acquisition of Guangzhou SingShine Communication Co., Ltd. The acquisition of the mobile service provider Beijing Mobile Interactive Co., Ltd integrated mobile interactivity with the company’s existing range of media assets. The company’s mobile service is offering interactive services to Guangdong Radio FM 107.7 and its Fortune China TV programs, enabling the audience to participate in on-air discussions and receive financial content through mobile phones. In Advertising, XFMedia added below-the-line marketing services through the acquisition of Shanghai SingShine Marketing Service Co. Ltd. and JCBN Group. With the acquisition of Convey Advertising Company, the company has extended its network to 3,000 outdoor media assets mainly in the wealthy Guangdong province, Hong Kong and Macau. The company’s Distribution service line also consists of the Solutions business. In this area, the company was selected by Fermat, a global risk management systems provider, to be its sales agent in Greater China. Acquisitions In January 2007, the company acquired the entire equity interests of Kinetic Information System Services, Inc., which engages in the provision of indices and related services. In February 2007, the company acquired 95% equity interest of Beijing Orient Agribusiness Consultants Co., Ltd. (BOACC), which engages in the provision of investment consultancy services. In March 2007, the company acquired 80% equity interest of Shanghai Tongxin Information Technology Consulting Co., which engages in the provision of information technology application and solution services. In June 2007, the company acquired the entire interest in Guangzhou Singhine Entertainment and Advertising Co., Ltd., which engages in the design and production of advertisements. In June 2007, the company acquired the entire interest in Shanghai Singshine Marketing Services Co., Ltd., which engages in the provision of marketing services. In June 2007, the company acquired the entire interest in Multi Interactive Communication Limited, which engages in design and production of advertisements. In July 2007, the company acquired the entire interest in Good Speed Holdings Limited, which engages in outdoor advertisement design and production. In August 2007, the company acquired 70% equity interest of Small World Television Limited, which engages in television programming and production consulting. In November 2007, the company acquired the entire interest in Profittown Development Limited, which engages in advertising business and event organization. In November 2007, the company acquired 49% interests in Beijing Perspective Orient Movie and Television Intermediary Co., Ltd. Dispositions In 2007, the company disposed the entire interest in Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC, which engaged in the provision of investor advisory services. History Xinhua Finance Limited was founded in 1999.
xinhua holdings ltd
(9399:Tokyo Stock Exchange)
199 Des Voeux Road
Phone: 852 3196 3939
Fax: 852 2541 8266www.xinhuaholdings.com
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