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7 things I learned from the 2020 StarHub AGM

StarHub provides a quad-play service comprising mobile services, pay-TV, fixed broadband and enterprise solutions. It is Singapore’s second largest telecommunications (telco) operator, just behind Singtel. Operating in Singapore’s highly-saturated mobile market, telco operators have engaged in several price wars over the past few years to attract consumers. Compounded with the limited growth prospects in Singapore’s […]

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Here are the top 3 Singapore blue chip stocks that earned the highest return over the past decade

In our previous article on Singapore blue chip stocks, we covered the pros and cons of investing in Singapore blue chips and a general overview of how they have performed over the past decade. In this article, we will look at the three best-performing Singapore blue chips over the past decade (2010-2019) and identify the […]

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15 things to know about Sunway REIT before you invest (updated 2020)

Listed in 2010, Sunway REIT is a diversified Malaysian REIT with a focus on retail malls. It generally invests in retail and mixed-used assets in high-growth cities and townships. As of June 2019, it owned 17 assets with a total asset value around RM8.1 billion. Its properties are spread across Peninsular Malaysia – mainly in […]

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5 things I learned from the 2020 ST Engineering AGM

Like so many stocks in the market, ST Engineering’s share price has fallen drastically due to the COVID-19 crisis. Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) is an integrated engineering group with four key business segments in descending order of revenue contribution: Aerospace, Electronics, Land Systems and Marine. ST Engineering usually derives about 30% of its revenue […]

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Here’s why Warren Buffett bought and then dumped his airline stocks once again

The Wright brothers’ ingenious invention of the airplane has given man the gift of flight. Since then, aviation has paved the path for international trade and tourism, which have played central roles in global economic prosperity. In 2019, the world’s airlines carried 4.5 billion passengers, while air transport carried 0.5% of the world trading volume […]

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5 things I learned from the 2020 Nestlé Malaysia AGM

Nestlé Malaysia Berhad owns a number of well-known household brands in Malaysia like the Nescafé, Maggi, and Milo brands. In fact, over nine million cups of Milo are consumed by Malaysians on a daily basis. It’s probably due to this ubiquity that Nestlé Malaysia’s share price has hardly fallen despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The company […]

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Singapore blue chips: Are they a safe haven?

Blue-chip stocks are shares of larger, well-established companies with a long track record of financial stability and performance. These companies normally have national brand recognition and are leaders in their industry. A blue-chip stock is also usually included in major market indexes that serve as a benchmark for the country’s stock market. For example, blue […]

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15 things to know about Apple before you invest

Since the start of the pandemic, Apple’s share price has almost fully rebounded to its pre-COVID-19 high. In Apple’s recently released second quarter results on 30 April 2020, revenue increased 1% to US$58.3 billion while net income declined 3% to US$11.2 billion compared to the same quarter a year ago. While quarterly product sales declined […]

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14 things to know about Pavilion REIT before you invest (updated 2020)

Pavilion REIT is one of the 18 REITs listed in Malaysia. Listed in 2011, it owns four retail shopping malls and an office tower in the Klang Valley. Its portfolio includes the renowned Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Mall that is popular among tourists and locals including Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Mall, Elite Pavilion Mall, Intermark Mall, DA […]

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5 things I learned from the 2020 SIA EGM

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly hit the global economy hard. In particular, travel restrictions have led many major airlines worldwide to significantly slash their operating capacities. Like many of its peers, SIA’s share price has fallen drastically due to the coronavirus. Near the end of March this year, SIA announced that it was cutting 96% […]

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