Monthly Archives: July 2017

NetLink NBN Trust IPO favours big players

The big Initial Public Offering of this year was NetLink NBN Trust, a business trust. It has a value of $2.34 billion. The IPO was for 2,898,000,001 units at $0.81. This was offered out as follows: International placement of 2,713,000,001 … Continue reading

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In share investment never say, “I could have…”

Last Friday July 14, the Straits Times Index (STI) touched a 52-week new high at 3,287.43 points. A thought came to my mind and disturbed me. I was telling myself, why did I sell my shares so much earlier and … Continue reading

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“The Buried Giant” by Kazuo Ishiguro – A Book Review

This novel was set in Britain after the Romans had left and it was long time ago when ogres and fearful creatures and monsters still roamed free. The Britons and the Saxons were not friendly with each other at that … Continue reading

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Returns on Life Insurance Participating Fund 2016

Investments in 2016 were better than 2015. All four insurers achieved positive investment returns. See table below for the comparisons. Investment return for Prudential was the highest at 8.30% for its Singapore dollar fund. (US $ fund was 9.70%) Aviva … Continue reading

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If only life can speak to you

Slow down Keep pace with each moment Life is a not a race Be fully aware of what you are doing Do you know what is happening at this present moment? Life is ups and downs It is not permanent … Continue reading

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“The Diamond Caper” by Peter Mayle – A Book Review

I have read many of Peter Mayle’s works. He has been living in Provence, France for twenty five years and naturally knows the wonderful places in France such as Nice, Marseille. If you want a relaxing and light-hearted  book to … Continue reading

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Singapore Post – Sharp Lost in Value

Singapore Post (SingPost) is our local mail delivery shop. SingPost continues to deliver mails to our homes. Its Public Postal Licence was renewed for 20 years starting 1 April 2017. This is good news since this is a monopoly with … Continue reading

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