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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 […]

3 Reasons Why Stocks Are Supposed to Rally

If you’ve read any of my articles before you know that I have a mini obsession of reading (and quoting) headlines. As a contrarian, I always like to have a pulse on the media’s outlook because it can provide valuable contrarian clues. Here are some of the headlines featured last week: ‘Greek default could trigger […]

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How the major stock indexes fared Tuesday

How the Dow Jones industrial average and other stock indexes fared in Tuesday trading Stocks rose for a fourth day straight Tuesday on hopes that a vote of confidence in the Greek government will help the country avoid a default. A successful vote could reassure investors that the country will push through budget cuts required […]

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Asian stock markets down amid recovery woes

Asian stock markets retreated Monday as evidence mounted that recoveries in the world’s biggest economies have hit a roadblock. Oil prices fell below $99 a barrel, extending a big loss on Friday after a report said Saudi Arabia plans to boost its crude production. In currencies, the dollar was stronger against the yen and the […]

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Singapore Stocks Updates: Ezion Holdings, Hi-P, Keppel Corp., Wilmar

Singapore’s Straits Times Index dropped 0.5 percent to 3,005.28 at the close, the lowest since March 22. Almost six stocks fell for each that rose in the benchmark index of 30 companies. The gauge sank 2.4 percent this week. Shares on the measure trade at an average 13.8 times estimated earnings, compared with about 15.6 […]

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ASEAN Exchanges a step closer to trading interconnectivity

Four exchanges in ASEAN – Bursa Malaysia (BMB), The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), Singapore Exchange (SGX) and the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) – today said that they have made progress toward achieving interconnectivity amongst their respective markets as part of the broader ASEAN Exchanges Collaboration. After its previous announcement of electronic trading platform, ASEAN […]

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Emerging-Market Stocks Slump to Three-Month Low on Rates, Greece

Emerging-market stocks fell to a three-month low as concern deepened that Europe’s debt crisis and rising interest rates in developing nations will curb global economic growth. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index dropped 1.8 percent to 1,107.43 at 5:30 p.m. in New York, the lowest since March 18. China’s Shanghai Composite Index sank 1.5 percent, while […]

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Financial stocks drop as economic worries deepen

Financial stocks drop as economic worries deepenGreek debt crisis, economic worries weigh on financial stocks BOSTON (AP) — Financial stocks ranging from the biggest U.S. banks to credit ratings agency Moody’s Corp. dropped more sharply than the broader market on Wednesday, hammered by growing investor unease about Greece’s debt crisis and another report suggesting the […]

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More brokerages offering stock trading apps for mobile devices

More brokerages offering stock trading apps for mobile devices Brokerages here are betting on mobile trading to become the next big thing – a decade after internet trading revolutionised the stock broking industry. Internet trading currently accounts for more than half of trading volumes at brokerages like PhillipCapital. In anticipation of mobile trading taking off, […]

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SGX downplays size after failed ASX exchange deal

Singapore Exchange Ltd (SGXL.SI) CEO Magnus Bocker, whose takeover of market operator ASX Ltd (ASX.AX) was blocked by the Australian government earlier this year, warned on Friday that size alone will not determine which bourses ultimately succeed. Bockner, speaking at a conference hosted by Sandler O’Neill, also said it was a bit “sad” from Australia’s […]

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SGX to clear Asian FX Forwards

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) is set to become the first bourse in the world to start clearing Asian Foreign Exchange Forwards (FX Forwards) when it makes the service available by September this year. SGX said the clearing of Asian FX Forwards would include the non-deliverable currencies traded in the region. These are the Chinese yuan, […]

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Singapore Exchange: Singapore inflation slows to less than 5% for first time in 2011 Share

Singapore’s inflation slowed to less than 5% for the first time this year in April as a strengthening currency reduced the cost of imported goods. Consumer prices rose 4.5% last month from a year earlier, the Department of Statistics said in a statement today. That was the slowest pace in five months, according to data […]

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Singapore exchange’s McMahon to resign in June

Singapore Mercantile Exchange Sunday said its chief executive, Thomas McMahon, has resigned and will leave his post at the end of June. The exchange, which commenced operation in August last year, said in a statement McMahon “has decided to move on to pursue his personal interests within the industry, and will do so from Singapore.” […]

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Symbol Bid Ask Spread
EURUSD 1.17740 1.17760 2
GBPUSD 1.33440 1.33470 3
USDCAD 1.28410 1.28440 3
USDJPY 113.430 113.450 2
USDCHF 0.99160 0.99190 3
AUDUSD 0.75400 0.75430 3
NZDUSD 0.69310 0.69360 5
EURGBP 0.88220 0.88250 3
EURCHF 1.16770 1.16800 3
EURJPY 133.560 133.590 3
AUDJPY 85.530 85.580 5
GBPJPY 151.370 151.430 6
XAUUSD 1245.41 1245.81 40
XAGUSD 15.764 15.814 5