Monthly Archives: April 2011

Less Frequent Blog Postings

Writing blog posts requires time. I sometimes struggle to find topics to write on and at other times opportunities presented itself in a flood, like the company annual reporting season in March/April. During this period, I was on term break … Continue reading

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Watching Emotion

Negative emotion arose often and as a result I reacted while in that state of emotion. Then regret set in after action was taken. Then it was too late because damage was done. Once I was wrongly accused for doing … Continue reading

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I am Full of I

Not grammatically correct title, but it says a lot about me. My life is one that focuses abundantly on me. From the time when I was young, I ensured that I did well for examinations throughout my educational journey from … Continue reading

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Let it Go

Many years ago, I hold grudges against some colleagues. Anger arose and my inner voice and thought process would justify this negative emotion. As there was no pressure valve release while on the job, it translated into a highly stressed … Continue reading

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Personal and Household Spending Budget

Back in October 2006, I wrote a blog on “Know your expenses per month” (dated 23 October 2006). It’s been four and half years, so I decided to review my current situation and compiled a new list based on expenditure … Continue reading

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Mapletree Commercial Trust – Offering Price

The price for the Mapletree Commercial Trust’s IPO was set at S$0.88 per unit after a book-building exercise. (Refer to earlier post on the subject matter.) The projected distribution yield for FY 2011/12 and 2012/13 based on S$0.88 price are: … Continue reading

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Hyflux Ltd – Annual Report FY 2010 and Preference Share Offer

Founded in 1989, Hyflux is a water solutions company that builds and constructs desalination, water recycling projects particularly in China, India and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. In March 2011, Hyflux won the contract from PUB to … Continue reading

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Mapletree Commercial Trust – IPO

Temasek Holdings through its wholly owned subsidiary launched its Mapletree Industrial Trust (MIT) on 20 October 2010. This is a real estate investment trust (REIT) investing in industrial buildings. Next REIT to be launched is Mapletree Commercial Trust (MCT). It … Continue reading

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Share prices rallied

Since 19 February, I had been reporting on some companies which had released their annual results for 2010. These companies are blue chips and are part of the constituent stocks of the Straits Times Index (STI). It is interesting to … Continue reading

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UOB Bank FY 2010 Annual Report

The financial performance of UOB Bank for 2010 is presented below. Net Profit $2.7 billion (increased by 41.8%) ROE  14.3% (increased by 2.4% points) EPS $1.70  (increased by 51 cents) Total dividend per share 70 cents (41% of EPS,  60 … Continue reading

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