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Do inverted yield curves really cause recessions?

The yield curve, which plots bond yields across various maturities, has reached its most inverted level in over 12 years amid rising trade tensions between the United States and the rest of the world. As expected, this sparked renewed recession chatter on many mainstream media platforms. It is easy to see why — every U.S. […]

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7 things I learned from the 2019 Elsoft Research AGM

Elsoft Research Berhad carries out research, design, and the development of test and burn-in systems. These test systems are used by its customers to test their opto-electronic devices such as light-emitting diodes (LED), image sensors, and automotive lightings before the products are released into the market. The name of the company is derived from two […]

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7 things I learned from the 2019 Uchi Technologies AGM

Uchi Technologies Berhad is a middleware supplier that designs and produces electronic control modules for manufacturers of coffee machines. The company also produces bio-tech instruments, precision/industrial weighing scales, and LED displays. Since its listing in 2000, Uchi has averaged a return on equity of 28.3% over the last 19 years, with nearly zero debt. Its […]

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8 things I learned from the 2019 CDL Hospitality Trust AGM

CDL Hospitality Trust (CDLHT) is a REIT that invests in hospitality-related assets such as hotels and resorts. It currently owns 19 properties with a total of 5,088 hotel rooms across eight countries, namely Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Maldives. Singapore remains CDLHT’s largest revenue contributor, accounting for 60% of net […]

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8 things I learned from the 2019 Pharmaniaga AGM

Pharmaniaga Berhad is a healthcare company and generic pharmaceuticals manufacturer in Malaysia. It conducts research and development, procures, and manufactures generic pharmaceutical products. It markets and distributes pharmaceutical products and medical equipment through its logistics and distribution segment and owns a community pharmacy business. It is also present in Indonesia through its listed subsidiary, PT […]

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8 things I learned from the 2019 StarHub AGM

StarHub is a ‘quad play’ telecommunications (telco) provider that delivers services in mobile, fixed broadband, pay TV and enterprise solutions. The liberalisation of the Singapore telco industry has seen the entry of five virtual telcos and TPG Telecom – which won the bid to become the country’s fourth major telco. In total, there are now […]

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7 things I learned from the 2019 OCBC Bank AGM

Banks have always been a favourite among retail investors in Singapore. But with an uncertain global trade outlook and interest rate environment, bank stocks have been trading sideways since the beginning of the year. Hence, I decided to go OCBC Bank’s annual general meeting to gain some insights. Here are seven things I learned from […]

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