Monthly Archives: May 2012

Book Review: “On Seeing and Noticing’ by Alain de Botton

“On Seeing and Noticing’ by Alain de Botton, published by Penguin Books in 2005 This is a pocket book published by Penguin with only 56 pages, back in 2005 at a time when Penguin Books was celebrating its 70th year … Continue reading

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First quarter 2012 results (Part 5) – Sembcorp Industries & SBS Transit

Companies had started reporting their financial results for the quarter covering 1 Jan to 31 March 2012 (First Quarter 2012). The following table provides information on net profit attributable to shareholders and year-on-year change between current period in 2012 against … Continue reading

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Singapore Airlines Financial Results FY2011/2012

SIA released its full year results recently for the financial year 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 (FY2012). FY2012 was a challenging year for SIA. Net profit declined 69% from the year before to $336 million due mainly to … Continue reading

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Singapore Telecom Financial Results FY2012

Singapore Telecom (Singtel) released its financial results recently for the financial year 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 (FY2012). The following are some key numbers. Figures in brackets refer to previous financial year. Key Performance Numbers Operating Revenue $18,825 … Continue reading

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Investment values lost some more

Since beginning of this week, the Straits Times Index (STI) lost 3.5% to 2,883.40 points. The concern of investors was over the political uncertainty in Greece and a change of President in France in recent elections. Greek and French citizens … Continue reading

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First quarter 2012 results (Part 4) – OCBC and City Developments

Companies had started reporting their financial results for the quarter covering 1 Jan to 31 March 2012 (First Quarter 2012). OCBC released its first quarter result today. City Developments released its result yesterday. Comparison of OCBC with DBS and UOB … Continue reading

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First quarter 2012 results (Part 3)

Companies had started reporting their financial results for the quarter covering 1 Jan to 31 March 2012 (First Quarter 2012). The following table provides information on net profit attributable to shareholders and year-on-year change between current period in 2012 against … Continue reading

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