Monthly Archives: January 2013

Low skilled jobs shunned by locals – ideas to address problem

After Singapore became a developed nation with high per capita GDP, we face a problem with trying to fill up low skilled jobs such as cleaners and labour-intensive jobs such as construction industries with locals. Employers are saying that it … Continue reading

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Share prices after Latest Property Cooling Measures – update

More than two weeks had passed after the government announced the latest property cooling measures. In my earlier post (14 January), both property companies and three local banks saw their share prices declined on the first trading day after the … Continue reading

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How to increase interest income in CPF?

Current interest rate for CPF Ordinary Account (OA) is 2.5% and for Special Account (SA) is 4.00%. The interest rate for Special Account is reviewed quarterly. Between Ordinary Account and Special Account the interest rate differential is 1.5%. This is … Continue reading

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Templeton Global Total Return Fund – Dividend received

I wrote about this fund in my 7 December 2012 post. Since buying FTIF Templeton Global Total Return A(MDIS) SGD-H1 Fund at start of December, I had received two distributions in December and January so far. 17 Dec 2012 – … Continue reading

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Full year results for 2012 – Keppel Land and Keppel Corporation

I mentioned in an earlier post that both Keppel Land and Keppel Corporation could do well in 2012. In case of Keppel Land, net profit rose 61.4% from $279.7 m in 2011 to $451.5 m in 2012 (excluding divestment gain … Continue reading

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Nine months’ performance ended 30 September 2012

Companies will be reporting their full-year results soon. How will these companies with year-end ended 31 December perform? (Results of others with year-end other than 31 December are excluded.) The following table provides information on net profit attributable to shareholders … Continue reading

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When is good time to sell equity stock?

Teh Hooi Ling wrote a piece in Business Times (“When to sell”, The Business Times, January 19-20). In it, she covered aspects of when to sell a stock during a bull phase of stock market. Timing a sell order on … Continue reading

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