Monthly Archives: March 2016

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Singapore economic growth is dependent on Exports

Budget 2016 is an expansionary fiscal budget for Singapore. Total government expenditure for 2016 will be raised by 7.3% from 2015 to $73.4 billion. But this alone is not going to lift Singapore from slow economic growth this year. The … Continue reading

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Will Singapore Budget 2016 help the economy?

Budget 2016 is an expansionary fiscal budget for Singapore. Total government expenditure for 2016 will be raised by 7.3% from 2015 to $73.4 billion. $73.4 billion would be spent on the economy by the government. This translates into Gross Domestic … Continue reading

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Speculation and Sentiment impact share markets

January 2016 saw a stampede from share investments globally. It coincided with oil prices dropping to below US$30 per barrel. The other factors affecting share markets were slowing China economic growth (the China factor), US Federal Reserve planning to raise … Continue reading

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Remaining calm

I was somewhat overwhelmed this week. I had not have this kind of feeling for some times until recently. I was perturbed by matters that I had no control over. There are external parties involved that I cannot impose my … Continue reading

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Cut loss on Australian Dollar Investment

Australian dollar (commodity currency) was badly affected in recent years with the slowdown in the China economy. Australian dollar was at its highest at S$1.305 on 11 April 2013. Between then and now, Australian dollar lost 20.8%. See table below. … Continue reading

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Looking after mum

Looking after an elderly person requires a lot more patience, tolerance and acceptance. I found this out when my mum’s maid went back to her hometown yesterday after many years away. She made this trip on an urgent basis. My … Continue reading

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“Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar was about politics in Rome Republic. The interplay of personal ambitions and politics is the centrepiece of the play. There are two camps headed by Julius Caesar and Marcus Brutus. Brutus is a member of … Continue reading

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Going full digital at home

I have gone fibre-optic and dropping the analogue telephone line for our digital needs in the home. The bundle from Singtel is $31.90 per month. We do not have to pay the telephone line charges since home phone is now … Continue reading

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Bright Vision Hospital Flag Day 2016 – “Every Drop Counts”

This morning was an early start for me and my wife. We reached Holy Innocents’ High School before 8 am and took charge of thirty students. We set off and were at Serangoon MRT and Serangoon Central, the locations for … Continue reading

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