Monthly Archives: September 2016

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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Dreadful when investing in Singapore equities

I have not much good news to write about on the financial front. The Straits Times Index (STI) slipped below 2,882.73 points again. It is now below the level set at the start of this year. It was 2,809.35 points … Continue reading

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Era of great changes in Computing and Info-Communication

I belong to the Baby Boomers. This generation went through tremendous changes in computing and info-communication. When I was in JC, Hewlett-Packard electronic calculator was a desirable gadget to own. It had computing power. Back then, I could not afford … Continue reading

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Pushy Sales Representatives

I was always avoiding representatives of banks and insurance companies crowding the entrance/exit to MRT stations and Bus Terminals. My journey to these places was interrupted with their persistence in seeking my attention. It was annoying and it was hard … Continue reading

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Singapore Identity – What is it?

Over the weekend, Acting Education Minister Ong Ye Kung mentioned that society is still far from ready to do away with identity markers when race is concerned. Singaporeans still want to be recognised by race though we are all Singaporeans. … Continue reading

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