Monthly Archives: January 2009

US Economy Shock and Awe

The world’s largest economy, US, contracted 3.8 per cent, on an annualised basis, in the last quarter of 2008 deepening further from the third quarter of negative 0.5 per cent growth.   Economic growth is measured by the amount of … Continue reading

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GDP Forecasts by IMF – 2009

The world is forecasted to grow only 0.5 per cent in 2009 based on latest International Monetary Fund (IMF) report. (Source: AFP, 29 January 2009)   Economic growth numbers are measured through Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The world will see … Continue reading

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Sell into Strength

The Chinese race has the age-old tradition of reunion to renew links on the Lunar New Year. It is a time to catch up and update on happenings over the one-year period. For this year, the mood was less exuberance … Continue reading

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Year of the Ox

Today is the first day on the lunar calendar for the Chinese people worldwide. As we embark on this auspicious zodiac Ox year, may we see happiness all round. Resilience and patience will see us through the year. We can … Continue reading

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O’Joy

As a family we did a charitable act today, 2 days to Chinese New Year, in the Year of the Rat. Something rewarding to end the lunar year. We woke up early this morning and proceeded to HDB Hub in … Continue reading

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No Chinese New Year Rally

On 22 January, the Minister for Finance unveiled a substantial budget spending to the tune of S$20.5 billion in 2009 to cushion the impact of the economic crisis affecting Singapore.   The Resilience Budget for 2009, as it is called, … Continue reading

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Flag Day this Saturday 24 January 2009

O’Joy Care Services’ flag day will be held this Saturday. Please donate generously if you see students in school uniforms approach you selling these flags. O’Joy Care Services and their beneficiaries thank you for any donation given.   Information on … Continue reading

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