Monthly Archives: October 2007

Ways to beat Inflation

The Consumer Price Index CPI) for September increased 2.7% from a year earlier. For August, the CPI increased by 2.9%. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) forecasted that for the whole year 2007, the CPI or inflation will be between … Continue reading

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Largest Global Investors

McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) released a report on the new “power brokers” in the global financial markets. This was featured in Newsweek (issue 29 October 2007).   The rising major financial power brokers include:   1. Investors from oil-exporting nations … Continue reading

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Corporate hands at Bright Vision Hospital

Thursday night was the usual night out for some patients of Bright Vision Hospital (BVH). In the past, BVH relied on a few volunteers to bring out patients on wheel chairs for a stroll in the park nearby. Last night … Continue reading

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Morning Motivation

What do we do when we first wake up in the morning?   Be thankful that we are alive and there is this day ahead to do something for our fellowmen and other living beings. To be able to contribute, … Continue reading

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Hair-Cutting Day at Bright Vision Hospital

Every third Saturday of a month is designated hair-cutting day for the Bright Vision Hospital (BVH) for the patients. I started off early with my wife and reached BVH at 8.30 am this morning. Several female volunteer hair-dressers were on … Continue reading

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Fund Managers also follow herd instinct in a Stock Market Crash

October 19 of 1987, saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 22.6%. 20 years later, have the current players in the stock markets knew what to do in the event of another crash?   The herd instinct for most investors … Continue reading

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3rd Quarter GDP Growth at 9.4% and MAS move on Singapore Dollar

Based on the advance estimates released by Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the third quarter ending September grew at 9.4% year-on-year (y-o-y) basis (Percentage change over corresponding period of previous year). The economy is … Continue reading

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First Anniversary of Blog Postings

Exactly a year ago, I posted my first blog entry. Since then I have written 77 Financial Tips, 65 Living Tips and 19 personal views on events and experiences encountered. This is a total 161 postings. Back in October 2006, … Continue reading

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STI broke 3,800-point Level

5 October 2007 (Friday), the Straits Times Index (STI) crossed the 3,800-point level to close at 3,822.62, a fresh high for the year. STI rise was on the back of Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index rise of 3.2% to 27,831.52. … Continue reading

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Voices of Hospice 2007 – Road Marshal

Voices for Hospices aims to raise funds and awareness for hospices in Singapore. This year, the two Singapore Hospice Council members organising this event on behalf of the Hospice Council are HCA Hospice Care and Bright Vision Hospital. The theme … Continue reading

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