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Excitement is rising in Singapore ahead of the IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia 2012, which take place tomorrow. As with all our awards, the results are based on a survey of hundreds of investors and analysts. Below, we run down five big questions that will be answered on the day.
1. Who will win the battle of the heavyweights? The five companies up for the grand prix for best overall IR (large cap) have at least six nominations each: CapitaLand, DBS Group, StarHub, CIMB and last year’s five-time winner SingTel. Any one of the five could dominate proceedings.
2. Can anyone unseat SingTel in our regional rankings? Along with its haul of awards last year, SingTel also claimed the number one spot in our inaugural IR Magazine South East Asia Top 25. The rankings are decided by adding up each company’s score across all the award categories.
3. Is time up for Singaporean dominance? Traditionally, companies based in Singapore have performed strongly in our awards, at the expense of those from other countries in the region. This could all change tomorrow as Malaysia’s CIMB is in the running for the large-cap grand prix, plus five other awards.
4. Who will win the mid or small cap grand prix? In this category, there are two further companies from outside Singapore that could snatch a big prize. AmBank of Malaysia and Minor International of Thailand are up against Singapore’s Keppel Land, Venture Corporation and Frasers Centrepoint Trust.
5. Will we see a first-time winner? There are a number of companies appearing on short lists for the first time: Indonesia’s Garuda and XL Axiata, Universal Robina Corporation of the Philippines and Malaysia’s Media Prima.
We wish the best of luck to all the nominees. You can view a full list of the short lists here. And don’t forget to check our website tomorrow for coverage of who won what…
By Tim Human