Category Archive: Macroeconomy

2015 by The Ghost of Christmas Present

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PHOTO COURTESY OF WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER, SIMON GOODMAN *********** This post was written a week ago for http://www.hnworth.com, a site targeting high net worth individuals in Singapore. Have fun reading… *********** 30,000 feet up… Continue reading

Ad Hoc Commentary – financing the sustainable development goals

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The sustainable development goals (SDGs) agreed by world leaders in Sep 2015 are ambitious. It comes with a hefty price tag, and experts caution that the funding shortfall could be as large as… Continue reading

Announcement : Tradehaven’s First Technical Analysis Seminar

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All of us have some form of brush up with technical analysis in our everyday lives. From comparing prices of fish and meat in the market or noting petrol prices,  our minds are… Continue reading

Op-Ed : Services, Service Standards And Economic Redemption

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This post was written a week ago for http://www.hnworth.com, a site targeting high net worth individuals in Singapore. Have fun reading… ******************************** I am back from a trip to the land Down Under… Continue reading

Economic Lifeboats : Ask Yourselves, Are You Spending ?

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In memory of John Nash, inspiration for the film, A Beautiful Mind, who passed away in a car accident with his wife last Saturday. Game theory and economics have gone hand in hand… Continue reading

Financial Vulnerabilities In Stability Part 2 – Sustained Growth in the Time of UMP

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To continue from part 1, I assume everyone has read the lengthy treatise that the MAS team painstakingly puts up each year. http://www.mas.gov.sg/~/media/resource/publications/fsr/FSR%202014.pdf It carries it usually cautionary tones that went unheeded last… Continue reading

China’s internet bubble

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On a trip to Beijing two weeks ago, the first thing I hear about is internet financing – P2P, crowd financing etc. I listened to a few of these Alibaba-like companies telling me… Continue reading

China’s rate cut – killing many birds with one stone

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There is a lot happening in China these days – global expansion of RQFII country quotas – Australia and Canada are the latest recipient countries, the Hong Kong-Shanghai mutual market access (MMA), ramping… Continue reading

The Changing Face Of Employment & The Lost Purpose Of Life

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Fantastic headlines which managed to wipe the October blues away in one clean sweep for the USD rally to continue unchallenged. The feedback from all professional fronts on the latest American job numbers… Continue reading

Uncertain Times

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As I have commented on before, markets are by their basic nature always uncertain, even when the real world can seem so black and white sometimes. And as I have said before, perceived… Continue reading