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Singapore Saving Bonds VS Fixed Deposit How long would it take before you can make a stable income from trading? New Exciting Overseas Education Limited IPO: Apply or not? Singapore 2012 biggest IPO: Far East Hospitality Trust
 

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 […]

SGX Adds New ADRs of Top Japan and Korea

The Singapore Exchange will add eight more ADRs to its GlobalQuote board on 18 May. All the ADRs are fungible with those listed in the US and allow investors, for the first time, to manage their exposure to these companies round-the-clock. Five of these ADRs are of major Japanese companies including the world’s biggest automaker […]

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Foxconn Expects Dramatic Improvement in 2011, as Shares Jump

Foxconn International Holdings Ltd said it expects a “dramatic improvement” in 2011, propelling its share price to log the biggest gain in more than a year. The money-losing company, which is due to be removed from Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang Seng Index [.HSI 23011.14 110.06 (+0.48%) ] on June 7, has been struggling under a […]

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Technical Indicator

What Is a Technical Indicator? A technical indicator is a series of data points that are derived by applying a formula to the price data of a security. Price data includes any combination of the open, high, low or close over a period of time. Some indicators may use only the closing prices, while others […]

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Brokerage Commissions & Fees in Singapore

 Brokerage Commissions & Fees Commission charges apply for shares you buy. The range is from 0.18% to 0.5% depending on the amount of shares, the market you trade and whether you buy it online or via phone. There is usually a minimum of SGD25 per trade. In fact, I have not seen any brokerages in […]

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Hyflux to offer preference shares at S$100 each

Hyflux to offer preference shares at S$100 eachSINGAPORE: Water treatment firm Hyflux said it plans to offer up to S$200 million preference shares at an issue price of S$100 a piece. Preference shares are hybrids that have the properties of both equity and debt instruments. They usually carry a preferential dividend, and are senior to […]

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Australia’s OM Holdings faces opposition to Hong Kong listing

Australia’s OM Holdings faces opposition to Hong Kong listing(Reuters) – Manganese producer and trader OM Holdings has run into opposition to a planned dual listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange from its top shareholder, Ukrainian billionaire Gennady Bogolyubov’s Consolidated Minerals. Consolidated Minerals, which owns 11.4 percent of OM Holdings, said it planned to vote […]

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StarHub’s AGM draws flurry of queries from shareholder

StarHub’s AGM draws flurry of queries from shareholder StarHub shareholder Dr Tony Tan’s complaint that that the telco had too many board members and paid them too much, attracted comebacks from no less than three directors. — PHOTO: BLOOMBERG TWO years ago, StarHub shareholder Dr Tony Tan’s complaint that that the telco had too many […]

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Surbana deal to help CapitaLand expand into China’s low-cost housing segment

Surbana deal to help CapitaLand expand into China’s low-cost housing segment* To have combined pipeline of 64,000 residential units in China (Adds comments from CapitaLand CEO, details, background) By Charmian Kok SINGAPORE, April 15 (Reuters) – Southeast Asia’s largest property developer CapitaLand on Friday will pay S$360 million ($288.8 million) for a 40 percent stake […]

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Significant Step in De-risking Urea Investment-OLAM O32.SI

Significant Step in De-risking Urea Investmentreport by Morgan Stanley Quick Comment – Impact on our views: We reiterateour OW rating on Olam and favorably view TataChemical’s (TCL) investment in Olam’s Urea Project inGabon. Key positives of the development:(1) De-risks Olam’s investment in a space that was newto them by bringing in an experienced strategicpartner rather […]

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Singapore Stocks, Sembcorp Marine, Keppel Corp

Singapore will open lower and it will be a great opportunity to buy quality. Sembcorp Sembcorp Marine, one of the world’s largest rig-builders, said yesterday that its Jurong Shipyard unit has signed two contracts worth a total of US$427.6 million (S$539 million) to build two jackup rigs for United States offshore driller Noble Corporation. The […]

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Hutchison profit beats forecast as 3G recovers

HONG KONG, March 29 (Reuters) – Hutchison Whampoa Ltd (0013.HK) posted a forecast-beating 47 percent rise in 2010 earnings, driven in part by a turnaround in its long-struggling 3G telecom arm. Hutchison, billionaire Li Ka-shing’s flagship ports-to- telecoms company, said it would also book a one-off gain of US$5.65 billion in 2011 from listing its […]

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Weighed by weaker palm oil, 3,028 support eyed

Weighed by weaker palm oil, 3,028 support eyed Singapore shares fell 0.8% by midday on Monday, weighed by weaker palm oil prices, although shipbuilder Cosco Corp (COSC.SI) surged after the company secured a major rig contract provided some support for the market. Wilmar International (WLIL.SI), the world’s largest listed palm oil firm, fell 1.7% to […]

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Symbol Bid Ask Spread
EURUSD 1.18110 1.18130 2
GBPUSD 1.31910 1.31940 3
USDCAD 1.24710 1.24740 3
USDJPY 112.990 113.010 2
USDCHF 0.98040 0.98070 3
AUDUSD 0.78620 0.78650 3
NZDUSD 0.70420 0.70470 5
EURGBP 0.89520 0.89550 3
EURCHF 1.15800 1.15830 3
EURJPY 133.460 133.490 3
AUDJPY 88.840 88.890 5
GBPJPY 149.040 149.100 6
XAUUSD 1280.56 1280.96 40
XAGUSD 16.945 16.995 5