Monthly Archives: May 2013

Returns on Life Insurance Participating Funds – 2012

If you have bought Life insurance policies, participating in form of bonuses depends to a great extent on performance of Life Participating Funds of your insurers. The table below shows the performance of these funds by three big Life insurers, … Continue reading

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STI declined in two days

In my 23 April blog post, I mentioned that the Straits Times Index (STI) was at 3,284 points, which was below 3,300 level. Since the start of 2013 to 23 April, the STI only broke 3,300 points level on eleven … Continue reading

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Singapore Airlines – Financial results FY2012/2013

SIA released its full year results recently for the financial year 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013 (FY2013). FY2013 was another challenging year for SIA. Net profit increased 12.8% from the year before to $378.9 million. This performance was … Continue reading

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Chinese Yuan strengthened

Since the start of this year, Chinese Yuan (CNY) had strengthened against US dollar (USD) and Singapore dollar (SGD). The jump was more pronounced since two weeks ago, especially for SGD against CNY.   1 Jan 2013 7 May 2013 … Continue reading

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Australian dollar found new level

On 7 May, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cut its benchmark interest rate unexpectedly by 25 basis points to 2.75 per cent. This is record low since 1960. I remembered hearing a commentator on Channel NewsAsia saying that there … Continue reading

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Donating part of investment gains

Since the start of this year, equity is investment of choice. US stock indices were at all-time high. Japan and Singapore equities (among others) too gave investors cause for cheers. Investors in these markets would have made investment gains during … Continue reading

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First quarter 2013 results (Part 2)

Companies were reporting their financial results for the quarter covering 1 Jan to 31 March 2013 (First Quarter 2013). The following table provides information on net profit attributable to shareholders and year-on-year change between current period in 2013 against corresponding … Continue reading

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