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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 […]

SGX will re-tool corporate governance

Singapore Exchange (“SGX”) is consulting the public on amendments to the listing rules to enhance shareholder engagement, encourage participation at general meetings and increase disclosure of voting outcomes. SGX is of the view that communication and engagement of shareholders by listed companies are important components of good governance. The proposed rule revisions are as follows:- […]

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SGX introducing new templates for new product disclosures

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) is introducing a new set of templates for new product disclosures to enhance the readability of term sheets for warrants, debentures and funds. SGX said a consistent presentation of product features and risks will help investors have a clear and efficient comparison of competing products in the market. As such, it […]

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SGX strengthens risk management team with new appointments

Singapore Exchange (SGX) has strengthened its Risk Management and Regulatory team with new appointments. Mr Richard Teng has been appointed as Head of Regulation. He’s responsible for overseeing Issuer Regulation, Catalist Regulation, Member Supervision, Market Surveillance and Enforcement. Mr Teng will closely support Ms Yeo Lian Sim, the Chief Regulatory officer, to fulfil and uphold […]

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JPMorgan to settle securities fraud charges

A JPMorgan Chase affiliate will pay $153.6 million to settle charges it misled investors in a mortgage securities deal as the housing market bubble was collapsing, regulators said Tuesday. The Securities and Exchange Commission said that JP Morgan Securities, one of the Wall Street bank’s broker-dealer affiliates, has agreed to repay fully the harmed investors. […]

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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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