For Immediate Release

irasia.com Opens Singapore Office

3 October 2000, HONG KONG - irasia.com, the world's leading online platform providing Investor Relations (IR) information on Asian listed companies, today announced the opening of its new Singapore office.

" irasia.com is committed to helping listed companies throughout Asia to communicate more effectively with the global investment community. Our new Singapore office, and eventually, other offices to be established in the region, will enable us to better serve listed companies in each location," said Alison Chow, CEO of irasia.com Limited.

Launched in September 1996, irasia.com pioneered online Investor Relations in Asia by becoming the first web site to provide a centralized source of primary information on Asian listed companies. Since then, the site has become a daily staple among global institutional and serious investors involved in Asia. Rated by TIME Magazine as one of the Best Sites for Research to make Investment Decisions, irasia.com is also widely quoted and referenced by other global publications, including the Asian Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Global Fund News, Equities Quarterly of Reuters, and TheASSET.

"With the Internet, investing has become borderless and global. Asian companies, like their counterparts in the US & Europe, now need to reach out to the investment community on a worldwide basis. irasia.com has the solution to help companies do this effectively and cost-efficiently." added Ms Chow. Besides pulling viewers to our website, irasia.com also helps listed companies disseminate their IR information to hundreds of finance channels on both the professional and retail levels. These include Bloomberg, Reuters, Multex, Primark, Microsoft MSN, and Yahoo. Numerous portals and websites also link to irasia.com for financial content.

Currently, Singapore companies such as DBS Land, GES International, Singapore Computer Systems, Shangri-La Hotel use irasia.com to further their Investor Relations reach. In its 1999 Annual Report, DBS Land wrote, "Analysts, fund managers and the global investing community can also access the Group's latest press releases and other corporate announcements on www.irasia.com, an internet platform for listed companies in Asia."

"Each company's IR program and needs are different. irasia.com has the ability to customize our services. We look forward to working closely with local listed companies to achieve their objectives in IR", said Ms Edith Cheng, irasia.com's Regional Manager. "With the availability of broadband, IR programs are sure to become more dynamic, multi-dimensional and interactive. irasia.com has the solutions, expertise and tools to help", she added.

About irasia.com Limited

Launched in September 1996, irasia.com (pronounced I-R-Asia), stands for Investor Relations Asia. We aggregate, organize, and disseminate Asian IR information, to bring listed companies and investors closer together. Our website http://www.irasia.com is Asia' leading online resource for timely primary IR information, which include annual & interim reports, results announcements, prospectuses & circulars, press releases, corporate profiles, and contact information. The website is free to viewers, while listed companies subscribe to irasia.com's services. Presently, irasia.com profiles over 2,000 listed companies in Asia and is entrusted to disseminate news for government and regulatory bodies throughout the region. irasia.com helps Asia's public companies communicate more effectively with the global investment community, while enabling investors worldwide to make more informed investment decisions.

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Source: irasia.com Limited
3 October 2000

For further information, please contact:

irasia.com (Singapore) Pte. Limited
Tel: +65 6334-9635
Website: www.irasia.com
Email: info@irasia.com


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