Monthly Archives: February 2013

Full year dividend 2012 (Part 1)

With the release of full-year financial performance of some listed companies, I am interested to know total dividends (paid and proposed) of some counters. The table below shows dividend yields against cost of purchase of these stocks for a one-year … Continue reading

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Why I Like Chinese New Year

1. I can toss yu sheng which is essentially salad. People who eat less vegetable get to eat them in larger quantity during this period. Vegetable is good for health! 2. Suddenly, I am not watching my cholesterol. I eat … Continue reading

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Bright Vision Hospital (BVH) Charity Bazaar 2013 – From a Volunteer Perspective

This charity bazaar was held yesterday at Hougang Mall Atrium for one day only. There were 14 booths selling various food and other items to catch the Chinese New Year shopping spirit before the eve. Months of preparation went into … Continue reading

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Have a heart for older workers

I read a news piece “Baby boomers ‘greatest victims’ of US recession” by New York Times (2 February 2013). When these Americans aged 50s and 60s lost their jobs, they find it difficult to get back into the job market. … Continue reading

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Stock Indices before Global Financial Crisis and Now

Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (Dow) crossed the 14,000 points level for the first time on Friday. When compared with 2 July 2007 before the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) hit, Dow surpassed the index of 13,535 then. This was an … Continue reading

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