Monthly Archives: January 2010

Billions of shares changed hands

The Straits Times Index (STI) continued its decline yesterday. It was the fifth trading session decline.                                19 Jan Tues  2912.92 26 Jan Tues  2740.33 (-5.9%)   Since Tuesday of last week, the STI dropped 5.9 per cent to reach … Continue reading

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Financial results of REITS

The real estate investment trusts (REITs) have started reporting their financial results for the quarter ended 31 December 2009.   The following were some key numbers for the quarter for various REITS:                                    DPU                    Distributable                                                              Income CapitaMall        2.40 ¢ (+24.4%)    $76.5 … Continue reading

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Shares fell

The Straits Time Index (STI) fell for three straight days: 0.68% on Wednesday, 1.46% on Thursday and 1.10% today to touch 2,819 points. STI went below 2,897 points (-2.7%) reached at end of last year and far below the 52-week … Continue reading

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What to focus on in annual reports for this round?

Now that Singapore is slowly recovering from the depth of the global recession in the early part of 2009, we can expect some positive financial results from the companies operating in this environment.   These companies responded during the recession … Continue reading

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Dividends on Singapore equities

Share investors should have received their year-end statement of dividends on their share investments received in 2009.   Looking at my statement, total dividends came to $3,240. On investment cost of $101,000, this worked out to a simple average annual … Continue reading

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Where to invest?

If you are like me, you must be wondering where to invest for better returns. Savings account and time deposits with banks return meager interest revenue.   Investing in property require huge commitment and not for those who are at … Continue reading

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Advance Estimates for GDP 2009

Based on the advance estimates provided by the Ministry for Trade & Industry (MTI), the Singapore economy is estimated to contract 2.1 per cent for the whole of last year. Both manufacturing (-4.4%) and services producing industry (-2.2%) contracted over … Continue reading

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