Monthly Archives: July 2012

Second quarter 2012 financial results (Part 2)

Companies had started reporting their financial results for the quarter covering 1 April to 30 June 2012 (Second 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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Stock Indices at over half-way mark into year

July is turning out to be a good month for Straits Times Index (STI). The index hovered around 3,000 points level for the past three weeks. Looking at some major stock indices below, STI performed the best at year-to-date change … Continue reading

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Second quarter 2012 results (Part 1)

Companies had started reporting their financial results for the quarter covering 1 April to 30 June 2012 (Second 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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Time to focus on China Fund?

The Shanghai Composite Index declined 1.74% today to end at 2,147 points. About six months ago, the index was hovering between 2,300 points to 2,400 points. China equity market was impacted by poor economic growth during first half of this … Continue reading

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Returns on Life Insurance Participating Funds – 2011 (2)

This is a follow-on post on 22 May. I had added Manulife Financial and AVIVA Ltd to report on their performances. Investment Returns   2011 2010 Great Eastern Life + 1.54% 6.58% Prudential + 0.20% 7.20% NTUC Income – 0.88% … Continue reading

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Disappointed with Endowment Insurance Policy

My wife took up an endowment policy back in 1992 and it will mature in 21 years time in 2013. This insurance policy was bought from The Insurance Corporation of Singapore Limited (now belongs to Aviva Ltd). Back in 1992, … Continue reading

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Credit card bill size

Today’s Straits Times carried a report on “Singaporeans splash more on their plastic”. What caught my attention was the size of monthly credit card spending since 2002 to 2012. This information was compiled by the Credit Bureau of Singapore. The … Continue reading

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