Monthly Archives: September 2016

Kembara Tanah Liat (Clay Travels) Exhibition by Iskandar Jalil

Such a treat to see Iskandar Jalil’s ceramic art work at National Gallery Singapore. Below are some of my favourite pieces.

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Lessons learned in 2008 – Extreme fear after Lehman Brothers gone into bankruptcy

I went back to read my blog postings in the year 2008. There was extreme fear in the global financial markets brought on by the sudden bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in September 2008. We read in the papers how investors … Continue reading

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“The Hound of the Baskervilles” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – A Book Review

Sherlock Holmes, the famous private consulting detective, was a creation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle back in 1890s and early 1900s. The fictional character was brought to life again in the current BBC TV series and movies dedicated to Sherlock … Continue reading

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Global stock markets had forgotten about Brexit

When I wrote about the day after Brexit (25 June 2016), more than US$2 trillion were wiped off the value of stocks worldwide. The global stock markets had forgotten about Brexit in the latest stock indices. All stock indices had … Continue reading

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“Cometh the Hour” by Jeffrey Archer – A Book Review

This is Volume 6 of the Clifton Chronicles. After reading Jeffrey Archer’s “Only Time Will Tell” in 2011, I did not stop. I followed the story of Clifton’s and Barrington’s families from 1920s, the era when Harry Clifton and Emma … Continue reading

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Has investing become a gamble?

Central Banks around the world rule the financial markets. Since the global financial crisis (GFC) of 2008/09, central banks have been in the forefront in steering the economies and injecting liquidity in the financial markets. This comes in the form … Continue reading

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Get used to getting old

How do we define being old? At what age when one gets to be old? Do we call ourselves elderly, or senior or just uncle and auntie? Are we over the hill when we reach a certain age? Are we … Continue reading

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Singtel, StarHub and M1 – Affected by government policy

The writing was on the wall. There is going to be a fourth mobile telco for Singapore. Back in 11 May 2015, Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim first mentioned in Parliament that if there were to be a … Continue reading

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Keppel Corp, SembCorp Industries, SembCorp Marine – Trio hit by plunging oil prices

Oil prices started to decline from June 2014 when the price was US$115 per barrel. In two years, oil prices lost about 60% to US$43 per barrel now. With this, the fortunes of Keppel Corp, SembCorp industries and SembCorp Marine … Continue reading

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Hyflux – a poor stock for me

When I bought Hyflux in 2008 at $2.90 per share, it was a growth company. Revenue jumped 187% from 2007. Earnings per share jumped 78%. In 2010, Hyflux rewarded the shareholders with bonus shares at 1 bonus share for 2 … Continue reading

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