Monthly Archives: November 2014

Yield of US Treasury Notes declines

We have one month left of 2014. When we started 2014, the US Federal Reserve Board’s FOMC was reducing purchases of Treasury and agency mortgage-backed securities every month. The Board had since stopped the asset purchase program by the end … Continue reading

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Inspirations

Catherine Lim called it “The Eureka Moment” in her latest book “Roll out the champagne, Singapore!” In my case, it is “Inspiration” to write a blog piece. To write about something with ease requires inspiration. Picking a topic to write … Continue reading

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Memory of Primary School or Lack of It

My primary school, Delta West Integrated Primary School, no longer exists. This was the result of dwindling student enrolments for a primary school in very old estates of Ganges Avenue, Indus Road, Beo Crescent, Havelock Road, Kim Seng Road, and … Continue reading

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“The River’s Song” by Suchen Christine Lim – A Book Review

This is truly a fiction made in Singapore with historical background to the Singapore River, before and after the clean-up. The story, though fictional, covers the history of squatters along the river and their eviction to make way for a … Continue reading

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China Stock Market had a good run

The China stock market had a good run so far this year. Since the start of the year, the Shanghai Composite Index rose 17.1%. In 2013, the index actually declined 6.7%. In 2012, the index managed a small increase of … Continue reading

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Are you Unhappy at your workplace?

I was on two occasions leading me to take drastic measures. At some points in our career, Singapore workers would feel Unhappy or Under Happy. Unhappy with pay, unhappy with colleagues, unhappy with bosses, unhappy with promotions, unhappy with customers, … Continue reading

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Singapore dollar Fixed Deposits – Promotional Interest Rates

POSB Savings account pays interest at 0.05% per annum for savings up to $350,000. If you are holding cash for at least a year, instead of keeping it in savings account, consider placing them in fixed deposit (also termed as … Continue reading

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