Monthly Archives: July 2013

Quarter 2 results for REITs

Most real estate investment trusts (Reits) released their financial results for quarter ended 30 June 2013. The table below shows the distribution per unit (DPU) for the quarter and is sorted by percentage changes over the corresponding period of previous … Continue reading

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Celebrating Learning with Shu

Four years ago, I drove my daughter, Shu, to NTU and took a wrong turn at Jalan Bahar. She was enrolled in the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) reading Bachelor of Fine Arts. Yesterday, I drove again to … Continue reading

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SPH Reit – Allocation of units

The public offer of SPH Reit was 25 times subscribed (total application 2,100,000,000 units chasing for 83,982,000 units on offer). Balloting was held. The allocation of units for the public offer of SPH Reit: Range of units applied Balloting ratio … Continue reading

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Feeling good about yourself

I attended an inspirational talk last night on the topic. We like praises. Praise for good work done, praise for being a good help, praise for being charitable, praise for achieving good results, praise for being a good person. But … Continue reading

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“The Merde Factor” by Stephen Clarke – A Book Review

Stephen Clarke, a British, studied French at Oxford. He once moved to Paris and got a job as a journalist for an English Language magazine. With his unique experience, Stephen Clarke is qualified to write novels on life in Paris … Continue reading

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Palliative Care Seminar By Professor (Dr) Chao Co Shi

Over three days from 4 to 6 July 2013, we attended a seminar on palliative care organised by Fei Yue Community Services. The trainer was a champion of Palliative Care movement in Taiwan, Professor (Dr) Chao Co Shi of National … Continue reading

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Stock Beta and Dividend Yield of STI stocks (6 months to 30 June 2013)

On 9 October 2012, I posted a blog on high dividend yield and low stock beta. This is an update based on 6-month beta observations of stocks. Information is extracted from SGX Gateway Updates. Analysts use beta of a stock … Continue reading

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Seeing the positives from the negatives

“Singapore has one of the highest per capita GDPs in the world, a low employment rate and an enviable education system yet is home to the world’s least positive-minded population.” (TIME Magazine, page 80, July 8-15, 2013) Read this piece … Continue reading

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