Monthly Archives: April 2009

Swine Flu and stock markets

The world need not have the recent outbreak of swine flu to sabotage the global economic recovery. This is unfortunate.   When Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) affected the Asian region in 2003, Singapore experienced a short-lived recession over the … Continue reading

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Teaching again

I began teaching again starting this week. As a result my posting will be less frequent.

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Consumer Price Index Inflation

Last year, we saw Consumer Price Index (CPI), a measure of inflation, rose by 6.5 per cent over 2007 due mainly to higher costs of food, housing, transport & communication. CPI inflation peaked at 7.5 per cent increase in June … Continue reading

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STI ETF – A Strategy

The Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) has gained popularity among investors. The trading value of these ETFs from July 2008 to March 2009 was S$2.12 billion which is 35 per cent higher than the same … Continue reading

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Sydney – Down Under

Last week, I was in Sydney when it was autumn. Trees started to brown. Temperature was cool, air-conditioned and dry. Sun was bright when it was not cloudy and raining. You can get a tan without you realising it. I … Continue reading

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Singapore GDP revised downwards

The Ministry of Trade & Industry (MTI) has yet again revised downward the Gross Domestic Products (GDP) forecast for this year to contract between 6.0 to 9.0 per cent. This revision dated 14 April came after their earlier forecast made … Continue reading

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This space is taking a break

This space is taking a break from 13 to 21 April. Be Happy!

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