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Living it up

SINGAPORE (Mar 25): This is the season for indices. On March 20, Singapore was ranked 34th in the World Happiness Index — less happy than Taiwan, but far more cheery than Hong Kong and China, as well as its neighbours, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.

2013 Penny Stock Crash

The charismatic bankrupt who allegedly pulled the strings behind Singapore's largest stock manipulation scandal

SINGAPORE (Mar 26): Garbed in purple overalls, John Soh Chee Wen cuts a relaxed figure as he takes his seat. The garment falls fittingly on his athletic frame, not unlike a designer suit.

Broker's Calls

OCBC still bullish on banking stocks after a lacklustre FY18

SINGAPORE (Mar 26): OCBC Investment Research remains bullish on Singapore’s banking space while keeping its sector “overweight” with “buy” calls on both DBS and UOB, which have been given fair value estimates of $29.31 and $28.30, respectively.

Equity raising

First Sponsor plans rights and bonus issues to raise up to $399 mil

SINGAPORE (Mar 25): First Sponsor Group is undertaking a rights issue of securities with detachable warrants as well as a bonus issue to raise up to $399.3 million for expansion.

Broker's Calls

CSE Global rated 'buy' by UOB on strengthening grip over Aussie market

SINGAPORE (Mar 26): UOB Kay Hian continues to rate CSE Global a “buy” with a target price of 62 cents.

Living it up
SINGAPORE (Mar 25): This is the season for indices. On March 20, Singapore was ranked 34th in the...
The charismatic bankrupt who allegedly pulled the strings behind Singapore's largest stock manipulation scandal
SINGAPORE (Mar 26): Garbed in purple overalls, John Soh Chee Wen cuts a relaxed figure as he takes...
OCBC still bullish on banking stocks after a lacklustre FY18
SINGAPORE (Mar 26): OCBC Investment Research remains bullish on Singapore’s banking space while...
First Sponsor plans rights and bonus issues to raise up to $399 mil
SINGAPORE (Mar 25): First Sponsor Group is undertaking a rights issue of securities with detachable...
Leverage is fine if you are not ignorant
(Mar 25): To borrow a quote from Warren Buffett: “When you combine ignorance and leverage, you get some pretty interesting results.” Followers of this column would recall that I spent the past two weeks discussing prevailing reporting standards...
Total compliance in financial reporting, but was it misleading?
(Mar 18): Last week, I talked about how it can be difficult to interpret published financial statements because of overly ambitious objectives of the accounting profession, evolving reporting standards and the resulting vagaries that could sometimes...
Financial reporting: Myths, interpretations and limitations
(Mar 11): A majority of companies have financial years ending Dec 31. Most would have just finalised or are about to release their FY2018 results. They make headline stories, such as “earnings doubled” or “collapsed in earnings” and these are linked...
Falling margins will hold back stock price gains
(Mar 4): Stocks around the world chalked up a second straight month of gains in February. This means that after having suffered one of the worst losses since the end of the global financial crisis in late 2018, markets are now enjoying some of the...

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Living it up
SINGAPORE (Mar 25): This is the season for indices. On March 20, Singapore was ranked 34th in the...
The charismatic bankrupt who allegedly pulled the strings behind Singapore's largest stock manipulation scandal
SINGAPORE (Mar 26): Garbed in purple overalls, John Soh Chee Wen cuts a relaxed figure as he takes...
OCBC still bullish on banking stocks after a lacklustre FY18
SINGAPORE (Mar 26): OCBC Investment Research remains bullish on Singapore’s banking space while...
First Sponsor plans rights and bonus issues to raise up to $399 mil
SINGAPORE (Mar 25): First Sponsor Group is undertaking a rights issue of securities with detachable...

Portfolio

Leverage is fine if you are not ignorant
(Mar 25): To borrow a quote from Warren Buffett: “When you combine ignorance and leverage, you get some pretty interesting results.” Followers of this column would recall that I spent the past two weeks discussing prevailing reporting standards...
Total compliance in financial reporting, but was it misleading?
(Mar 18): Last week, I talked about how it can be difficult to interpret published financial statements because of overly ambitious objectives of the accounting profession, evolving reporting standards and the resulting vagaries that could sometimes...
Financial reporting: Myths, interpretations and limitations
(Mar 11): A majority of companies have financial years ending Dec 31. Most would have just finalised or are about to release their FY2018 results. They make headline stories, such as “earnings doubled” or “collapsed in earnings” and these are linked...
Falling margins will hold back stock price gains
(Mar 4): Stocks around the world chalked up a second straight month of gains in February. This means that after having suffered one of the worst losses since the end of the global financial crisis in late 2018, markets are now enjoying some of the...
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