Monthly Archives: April 2013

STI rallied on four consecutive trading days

Since my last post on Tuesday 23 April, the Straits Times Index (STI) rallied for four consecutive trading days crossing the 3,300 points level. It is now at 3,380 points (30 April, 2.15 pm), 2.9% rise since Tuesday. Of 30 … Continue reading

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Taking profits and STI

The Straits Times Index (STI) declined 0.74% today to end at 3,284 points. The year-to-date increase of the index was 3.7%. Since the start of 2013, the STI only broke 3,300 points level on eleven days. The highest it had … Continue reading

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A piece from Iskandar Jalil, Cultural Medallion Potter

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Chinatown scene in watercolour

Artist is Margaret Heng

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Comparison of DBS, OCBC and UOB – FY 2012

All three local banks had released their full year financial results. The table below shows comparisons using some key ratios and results.   DBS OCBC UOB Net Profit $3,809m $3,993m $2,803m EPS $1.39 + $0.79 * $1.72 ROE 11.2% + … Continue reading

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Comparison of StarHub, M1 and Singtel – 31 December 2012

StarHub and M1 released their full year results ended 31 December 2012. Singapore Telecom (Singtel) has a different year-end, ending 31 March 2013. It released its nine-month results ended 31 December 2012 instead. The table below shows comparisons using some … Continue reading

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“Return to a Sexy Island, Notes from a New Singapore” by Neil Humphreys – Book Review

Neil Humphreys returned to Singapore in 2011 after five years away in Australia. He came back to a transformed landscape that is Singapore today. He called it sexy island with new attractions and developments both in physical form and people … Continue reading

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