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Singapore Saving Bonds VS Fixed Deposit

1. Fixed deposits is guaranteed by the bank where your fixed deposit is put in. All bank deposits are further insured under Singapore deposit insurance scheme up to 50,000. Singapore saving bonds are issued and guaranteed by the government of the Republic of Singapore. A government bond has traditionally been viewed as risk free until […]

How long would it take before you can make a stable income from trading?

How long is a piece of string? The best answer anyone can come up with is somewhere between 6 months and never – which isn’t very helpful! Therefore, what this FAQ will aim to do is to outline practical steps that you can take that will help you to get from wherever you are now […]

New Exciting Overseas Education Limited IPO: Apply or not?

Overseas Education (OEL) has launched its initial public offering (IPO) to raise $56.1 million. The 125 million shares to be issued, comprising of 3.75 million shares for the public and 121.25 million placement shares, are priced at 48 cents each. The issue price is 6.6 times Overseas Education’s earnings per share of 7.3 cents for […]

Singapore 2012 biggest IPO: Far East Hospitality Trust

RIDING on the hospitality sector’s robust growth, Far East Organization is set to offer investors a bite off its assets via the group’s first hospitality trust listing – Far East Hospitality Trust (Far East H-Trust). The listing of the hospitality stapled group, which comprises both Far East H-Reit and Far East H-BT, is expected to […]

Selling among directors rebounds sharply

THE buying slowed while the selling among directors rebounded sharply based on filings on the exchange from June 27 to July 1. A total of 13 companies recorded 30 purchases worth $18.76 million versus five firms with nine disposals worth $30.36 million. Although the number of purchases was only two trades shy from the previous […]

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SGX offers corporate solutions to listed firms

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) has partnered with NASDAQ OMX, the world’s largest exchange, to provide a platform of corporate solutions to locally listed companies. Called Corporate Solutions, the software – which helps to enhance corporate activities of firms – is available to all SGX-listed companies. The price will depend on the number of services subscribed […]

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SingTel pays record dividend as acquisition avenues dim

Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) set a surprise record dividend payment, signalling Southeast Asia’s biggest telecoms company was struggling to find growth avenues through acquisitions. And in a sign that it could return more capital to shareholders, Singapore’s most valuable company said it was setting up a business trust to transfer some of its infrastructure assets. Trusts […]

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Tiger Airways shares plunge

Tiger Airways shares nosedived on the Singapore Exchange on Monday after Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) grounded the airline’s local fleet until July 9 due to safety concerns. Investors unloaded their shares despite the airline saying it remained committed to the Australian market in the long term. At least five analysts — from CIMB, […]

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SGX’s securities & derivatives trading volumes rise

The Singapore Exchange’s securities and derivatives trading volumes increased in June from a year earlier. In the securities market, SGX said the daily average value for June rose 8 per cent from a year ago to S$1.2 billion. Meanwhile, turnover of exchange traded funds jumped 68 per cent on-year to S$795 million. Derivatives daily average […]

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Singapore Stocks-Seen opening higher; SGX in focus

Singapore shares are likely to open higher on Friday as improved U.S. data and moves by the European Central Bank to support struggling Portugal lifts the mood. Singapore Exchange may be in focus after announcing it is consulting on a proposal to bring in circuit breakers for its securities market as a safeguard to help […]

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Temasek says still bullish on China, after bank stake selldown

Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings (TEM.UL) said on Thursday it remains bullish on China, even though it sold US$3.6 billion ($4.4 billion) worth of shares in two Chinese banks just a day earlier. “We have faith in the policies of the Chinese government in the long term and we are bullish on China in the […]

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What are real estate investment trust( REIT)?

A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a security that is traded like a stock on the stock exchange. A REIT invests in real estate assets (e.g. shopping malls, office buildings, apartments, etc) directly, through the capital that it raises from shareholders. REITs distribute a large chunk (typically over 90% of the rental income generated) […]

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Darco water technologies respond to SGX

SINGAPORE : Darco Water Technologies has responded to queries made by the Singapore Exchange in relation to a disclaimer of opinion by independent auditors LTC LLP on its financial statements.  Explaining the delay in making the necessary SGXNET announcement after the auditor’s disclaimer, Darco Water Technologies said that it was trying to persuade the auditors […]

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Temasek holdings profits up

SINGAPORE: Temasek Holdings on Thursday announced that the value of its portfolio assets hit a new record of S$193 billion in its financial year ended March 2011.  That was an increase of 3.8 per cent from S$186 billion in the previous year.  Group net profit was S$13 billion, more than double the S$5 billion a […]

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SGX proposes circuit breakers to curb price swings

Singapore Exchange (SGXL.SI) said on Thursday it is consulting on a proposal to bring in circuit breakers for its securities market as a safeguard to help prevent huge swings in stock prices during times of price volatility. Circuit breakers are being brought in by exchanges across the world following the so-called “flash crash” last year […]

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CEI, Keppel Land, Kim Eng, Tat Hong

The following companies may have unusual price changes in Singapore trading today. Stock symbols are in parentheses and share prices are from the previous close. Singapore’s Straits Times Index gained for a fifth day, climbing 0.5% to 3,153.44 yesterday. CEI Contract Manufacturing (CEI SP): The maker of circuit boards named Sia Chee Hoe as chief […]

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Symbol Bid Ask Spread
EURUSD 1.17570 1.17590 2
GBPUSD 1.28250 1.28280 3
USDCAD 1.25370 1.25400 3
USDJPY 109.380 109.400 2
USDCHF 0.96790 0.96820 3
AUDUSD 0.79210 0.79240 3
NZDUSD 0.72950 0.73000 5
EURGBP 0.91650 0.91680 3
EURCHF 1.13810 1.13840 3
EURJPY 128.600 128.630 3
AUDJPY 86.650 86.700 5
GBPJPY 140.280 140.340 6
XAUUSD 1286.02 1286.42 40
XAGUSD 16.984 16.999 1.5