Monthly Archives: February 2015

“Fistful of Colours” by Suchen Christine Lim – A Book Review

This story won Suchen Christine Lim the Singapore Literature Prize in 1992. It was set in Singapore with story told of early Chinese immigrants setting foot in Singapore during the times after Sir Stamford Raffles founded Singapore. The history of … Continue reading

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Dealing with 100-lot size of Singapore Shares

I am used to 1,000 units as standard board lot size for securities traded on the Singapore Exchange. I buy and sell in multiples of 1,000 units of shares and my equity portfolio has shares in multiples of 1,000 units. … Continue reading

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DBS Vickers – Flat Commission rate at S$9.88 to usher in Lunar New Year

If you have an on-line account with DBS Vickers Securities, the commission rate for on-line SGX trade is flat S$9.88 from 21 January to 27 February 2015 (end of this month). This applies to trade of less than 1,000 shares … Continue reading

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Full year 2014 results – Keppel Corp, SembCorp, CapitaLand and others (Part 2)

Companies were reporting their financial results for the full year ended 31 December 2014. The following table provides information on net profit attributable to shareholders for the full year and year-on-year change between current period in 2014 against corresponding period … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year

This year is the Year of the Goat. May the New Year brings peace in the your hearts and joy in whatever you have, however little. Love, compassion and empathy can keep us happy. Less greed in this uncertain economic climate … Continue reading

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“The Rainmaker” by John Grisham – A Book Review

This book was published in 1995 and I only read it recently. It gripped me from the start to the end. A thoroughly satisfying book about a rookie lawyer, Rudy Baylor, who took on a big law firm and its … Continue reading

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People were spending less in December 2014 – Retail Sales declined

I have this hunch that we are spending less in this dreary economic climate. My suspicion was borne out when the Department of Statistics of Singapore released its December Retail Sales Index. Compared to December 2013, retail sales (excluding motor … Continue reading

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