Monthly Archives: November 2011

A year to forget

2010 saw a spectacular Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 14.5 per cent growth rate. With only one more month to go before we see the end of 2011, the GDP forecast is for 5 per cent growth rate this year. … Continue reading

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NTUC Income Endowment Plan – SAIL

If you have the cash and find that bank’s interest rate pays pittance and investments in most asset classes are fraught with risks, what can you do to park your money to obtain a decent return? I have decided on … Continue reading

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Singapore GDP for Third Quarter 2011 – latest numbers released by Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)

Singapore Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew 6.1 per cent in the third quarter of 2011 from the same quarter in 2010 (year-on-year basis) based on MTI’s report released on 21 November 2011. This was better than second quarter’s growth rate … Continue reading

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Schroder Alternative Solutions Commodity Fund

Back in April 2008, I bought some units of Schroder Alternative Solutions Commodity Fund (Fund) on the recommendation of my Relationship Manager. Little did we know that the world was going to see a financial crisis emanating from US and … Continue reading

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Not confident with the global economy

The last time I wrote about equity investment was on 28 October 2011, when the Straits Times Index (STI) broke the 2,900 points level. The STI did not come close to the 2,900 level since. Today, it closed at 2,807 … Continue reading

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How to simplify your life?

I attended a talk recently on the subject matter. The talk was given by Venerable Thubten Chodron of Sravasti Abbey, USA. The material written is based on my understanding on the talk and any misinterpretation is entirely mine. We are … Continue reading

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Performance of Transport companies in third quarter (Part 6)

This shows how operators of public transport were doing for quarter period from July to September 2011. The quarter profits attributable to shareholders are in dollar terms and the figures in brackets show the percentage change over the same quarter … Continue reading

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