Category Archives: Financial Management

No let up two weeks later

It has been two weeks since Donald Trump’s tweet on additional tariffs on China export to the US (6 May). Trade negotiations failed between US and China as a consequence. The stock indices continued to slide even for this week … Continue reading

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Honesty cannot be compromised

I was brought up to be honest and to be truthful since young. This is an important virtue. Later in life, I read Accountancy in the university. I was again exposed to the Code of Ethics of the profession, key … Continue reading

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Goodwill in negotiation

The trade negotiation between the US and China broke down over the weekend. In any kind of negotiations and for success of an agreement, both parties need to come to the table with goodwill. Both parties must walk away with … Continue reading

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When US and China cannot come to a trade agreement …

The stock markets were driven by investors’ sentiments in times such as this. The on-going trade negotiations between the US and China is one factor driving the global stock markets. The markets were generally positive until 6 May when President … Continue reading

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All it took was one tweet by Donald J. Trump …

On 6 May 12.08 AM, Donald J. Trump threatened to raise tariffs on China export to USA from 10% to 25% on Friday on US$200 billion goods and 25% on untaxed goods from China not already subjected to tariffs. The … Continue reading

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April month turns out well for financial markets

The financial markets rebounded from the low levels in December 2018. The equity markets did well in April, up till now. Even the Straits Times Index (STI) had re-bounded from 3,068.76 points at 31.12.2018 to 3,362.43 points today, up 9.6%. … Continue reading

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History of STI movement in 2018 as predictor of 2019?

If history is of any guide, could we predict how Singapore stock market would move in 2019? Let’s see how the Straits Times Index (STI) moved last year in 2018. End of Month in 2018 STI Change over previous month … Continue reading

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