Monthly Archives: May 2013

Comparison of StarHub, M1 and Singtel – FY2012 and FY2013

StarHub and M1 had year-end on 31 December 2012. Singapore Telecom (Singtel) had a different year-end, ended 31 March 2013. With the release of Singtel results today, let us see how each one stack up against one another. The table … Continue reading

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The Lady and the Monk: Four Seasons in Kyoto by Pico Iyer – A Book Review

If you want to read about Kyoto from a writer who stayed for a year spanning four seasons, you can with this elegantly written travel book by Pico Iyer. Kyoto was the hub of civilisation since the eighth century, rich … Continue reading

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Dividend Yields of DBS, OCBC and UOB

Historical dividends of all three local banks for last year (FY2012) are shown in the table below. DBS OCBC UOB Total Dividend FY2012 56 cents 33 cents 70 cents Average Share price – 2012 $13.98 $9.00 $17.69 Dividend yield 4.00% … Continue reading

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Stock Indices recovered since 2008

Lehman Brothers Inc collapsed on 15 September 2008 under the weight of sub-prime mortgage crisis of US that started in late 2007. The world’s stock markets spiraled precipitously downwards after that single event. I wrote a blog post comparing stock … Continue reading

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Chinese painting by 陳宁

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First quarter 2013 results (Part 1)

Companies has started 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 … Continue reading

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SMRT Financial Results FY2013

SMRT released its financial results for the financial year 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013 (FY2013) yesterday. What a dismal performance it was. Key Performance Numbers   FY2013 FY2012 FY2011 Revenue $1,119 m (+5.9%) $1,057 m (+9.0%) $969 m … Continue reading

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