Monthly Archives: October 2012

Experience in buying investment property

The government is putting in measures to cool the property market. The latest measure is to prevent someone from over-extending his ability to pay up mortgage loans. All home loans are now capped at 35 years. Even at 35 years, … Continue reading

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Befriending at Bright Vision Hospital

It’s been more than a month I left full-time employment. I am still busy and occupied with activities. One obvious difference is that I can consider activities that was once set aside because of limited time outside salary-paying work. I … Continue reading

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Singapore Press Holdings Annual Results 2012

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) reported its full year results for the year ended 31 August 2012 (FY 2012) recently. This report covered the period from 1 September 2011 to end 31 August 2012. SPH continued to under-perform this financial year … Continue reading

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Impact of recent month on investments

It was a month ago, I looked at my portfolio of investments. Today, I did an update. For the month, the Straits Times Index was down 0.4% between 12 September and 12 October. But my Singapore equity did worse with … Continue reading

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Singapore GDP contracted in Third Quarter

Based on advance estimates, Singapore Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contracted 1.5% in the third quarter on a quarter-on-quarter seasonally-adjusted annualised basis. This came about because of contraction in manufacturing and construction sectors (-3.9% in case of manufacturing and -7.5% in … Continue reading

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Can we keep our public areas clean?

I do more walking in recent years, moving from point a to b to visit places or to take public transport. What disturbed me most was rubbish thrown along walking paths and among shrubs/bushes lining these pathways. I can see … Continue reading

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Forecasts on GDP – ADB, World Bank and IMF

All GDP forecasts by Asian Development Bank, World Bank and International Monetary Fund for this year and next year were revised downward from their earlier estimates made during the first half this year. The global situation has deteriorated so much … Continue reading

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