Monthly Archives: February 2014

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Singapore Inflation for Years 2007 to 2013

Singapore inflation is measured by consumer price index (CPI). The CPI indices for years 2007 to 2013 were: 2007: 93.2 2008: 99.4 2009: 100.0 (base year) 2010: 102.8 2011: 108.2 2012: 113.1 2013: 115.8 (Source: DOS Singapore) Annual Inflation rates … Continue reading

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Singapore GDP annual growth rates and STI (1997 to 2013)

Annual growth rates for Singapore real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are mapped to the Straits Times Index (STI) at the end of each year. Year GDP growth rate (%) STI 1997 + 8.5 1529 1998 – 2.2 1392 1999 + … Continue reading

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CapitaMall Trust Retail Bond Series 2 – Allocation

This is an update of my earlier post. The balloting was done yesterday and the details of the exercise are the subject of this post. The public offer tranche was 2.8 times subscribed and the placement tranche was 2.4 times … Continue reading

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Comparison of DBS, OCBC and UOB – FY 2013

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 $3,672m $2,768m $3,008m Percentage change – 4.0% – 31.0% * +7.3% EPS $1.50 … Continue reading

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Fourth quarter 2013 results (Part 1)

Companies were reporting their financial results for the last quarter covering 1 October to 31 December 2013 (Fourth Quarter 2013). The following table provides information on net profit attributable to shareholders for the quarter and year-on-year change between current period … Continue reading

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CapitaMall Trust Retail Bond Series 2

In February 2011, CapitaMall Trust (CMT) offered 2-year retail bond for subscription (Series 1). This retail bond was traded on the Singapore Stock Exchange. The fixed interest rate was 2.00% per annum payable annually. The bond was 1.9 times subscribed … Continue reading

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