Monthly Archives: April 2012

Investment values drifting downwards

The last time I updated my portfolio was at the end of first quarter, 31 March 2012. At that time, my Singapore equity market value was 4.81% below cost. After two weeks into April, it was down again and now … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Hector finds time”, a novel by Francois Lelord

Book Review: “Hector finds time”, a novel by Francois Lelord (French), published by Gallic Books (Great Britain) 2012. Francois Lelord, himself a psychiatrist, created this fictional character named Hector in his first novel “Hector and the Search for Happiness”. The … Continue reading

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Singapore dollar strengthened

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) released its half-yearly monetary policy statement today. Gross Domestic Product In the report, it was mentioned that Singapore’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expanded by 9.9% on a quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted annualised basis in Quarter … Continue reading

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Listed companies ranked by Price-Earnings Ratio (PE ratio)

The following list Price-Earning ratio from highest to the lowest of some listed companies based on financial results of these companies with year-end happening in 2011. Some of these companies have 31 March year-end, 30 June year-end, 31 August year-end … Continue reading

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Listed companies with good Return on Equity (ROE)

The following list the Return on Equity (ROE) from highest to the lowest of some listed companies based on financial results of these companies with year-end happening in 2011. ROE is a common yardstick in measuring how companies had been … Continue reading

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DBS To Acquire PT Bank Danamon Indonesia TBK – Commentary

On Monday, 2 April, DBS announced its intention to acquire PT Bank Danamon Indonesia TBK (Danamon). DBS will issue 439 million new DBS shares valued at S$14.07 per share to Temasek Holdings to buy over its 67.37% stake in Danamon. … Continue reading

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Stress Buster

Stress is common in our modern lives. This needs not be so. We are not predisposed to have stress. What is my list of stress-induced causes or conditions? Packing in too much into a day I started with a Filofax … Continue reading

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