Monthly Archives: February 2016

Comparison of DBS, OCBC and UOB – FY 2015

All three local banks had released their full year financial results for 2015. Banks Q4 Profit ($m) Change (%) Year Profit ($m) Change (%) DBS 1,002 20.0 4,454 10.0 OCBC 960 21.0 3,903 2.0 UOB 788 0.3 3,209 -1.2 DBS … Continue reading

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Singaporean Identity – My take on this subject matter

I am able to walk the streets without fear for my life. I get onto buses and MRT trains with people of different races and religious leanings and feel at ease. I can have a job that pays adequately for … Continue reading

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Wealth impact of stock market movements

Is it I or are people feeling stingy? The gloom that accompanies with each sell-down in the stock markets was keenly felt. Almost everyday, we hear bad economic news that feed back to the stock market performance. When oil prices … Continue reading

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Latest quarterly results (Part 3)

Companies were starting to release their latest quarterly financial results. I looked at some blue-chip companies that are mainly from the STI component stocks. Some are mid-cap stocks. Most companies have 31 December as their year-end. The table shows financial … Continue reading

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Bad when SembCorp Marine is taken private comes true

Performance of SembCorp Marine for 2015 was poor. It resulted in net loss of $289.6 million for the whole year. Net Asset Value was $1.2024 on 31 December 2015. I read in Bloomberg that there is speculation that Temasek Holdings … Continue reading

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How bad was the carnage – Stock Indices (12 February 2016)

The past week was shocking for world stock markets. How bad were the stock indices for major bourses? The following table shows the stock indices of 31 December 2014 and 31 December 2015. The percentage change between two dates are … Continue reading

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Latest quarterly results (Part 2)

Companies were starting to release their latest quarterly financial results. I looked at some blue-chip companies that are mainly from the STI component stocks. Some are mid-cap stocks. Most companies have 31 December as their year-end. The table shows financial … Continue reading

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