Xinhua Holding

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Xinhua Finance Limited
Type Public
Traded as TYO: 9399
Industry Finance
Founded November 1999
Headquarters Shanghai, China
Key people Ms. Fredy Bush, Executive Vice Chairman &
Mr. Jae Lie, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Daniel Connell, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. David Wang, Chief Financial Officer
Revenue US$257.7 million (as of December 31, 2007)
Employees 2,423 (as of Dec 31, 2007)
Website www.xinhuafinance.com

Xinhua Holding Limited (Chinese: 新华控股有限公司; Japanese: ファイナンス・リミテッド) formed in 1999 is engaged in the provision of financial information and services, primarily in the China market. It is headquartered in Shanghai. It is listed on the Tokyo Mothers Board (9399). The company's subsidiary, Xinhua Finance Media Ltd, is listed on NASDAQ (XFML). The share registrar is Tricor Investor Services Limited.

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Xinhua Financial Network, Ltd. (XFN) was incorporated in Hong Kong in November 1999. In late 2000, XFN established joint venture with FTSE Group, forming the Xinhua FTSE Index.

In 2003, it formed an international alliance with Agence France-Presse (AFP) Finance. Xinhua Financial Network Ltd. purchased the news agencies of AFP Asian Finance in Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore and eight other Asian countries and regions, which expanded the coverage of Xinhua News Agency's international network.

In July 2006, Mergent, a subsidiary of Xinhua Finance, purchased the business of Praedea Solutions, Inc., a developer of enterprise software for automated data extraction.

In June 2007, XFN announced it had agreed to sell seven of its Asia-Pacific news bureaus in Tokyo, Manila, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Sydney and Seoul to Thomson Financial, part of Canadian publisher Thomson Corp., in order to focus on the greater China region.[1] XFN stated they would retain their operations in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei, while news operations of Xinhua Finance's other subsidiaries, including Market News International and Stone & McCarthy Research Associates would also not change. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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