Archive for December, 2006

FinanceTwitter Wishing All Readers A Happy 2007 New Year

It’s those time of the year again, the time when everyone is looking forward to another new year hoping for the better (than the previous year – I mean this year, 2006). It’s human nature to hope, pray and hope again that everything will start afresh with – a healthier life, better fortune, greater wealth, […]

... written on Dec 29 2006

Bloggers Bribed By Microsoft With Free Ferrari?

Blogging communities are buzzing with news that Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq : MSFT) together with Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NYSE : AMD) gave out some Acer Incorporated (TPE : 2353) laptops (Ferrari 1000 and 5000 series) to selected bloggers this year just before Christmas. Some called it early Christmas present, some called it a bribery and […]

... written on Dec 29 2006

Internet Tsunami – Which EMail Is Still Running?

There’s a saying “only during disaster will you be able to judge a system” – in this case the telecommunications across Asia after earthquakes off Taiwan damaged cables and knocked thousands offline. While most of Asia’s telephone traffic and Internet access in many countries had improved it is still far from the acceptable performance – […]

... written on Dec 29 2006

Get Yourself One Of These Present In Christmas 2007

We witnessed the latest in next-generation gaming console this year, 2006. We saw the launching of Sony PlayStation-3, Nintendo and Microsoft’s latest Xbox out in late ’05. I’m still happy with my PS2 (PlayStation-2) and I’m not going to fall into the high-price due to the craze of people rushing to get the PS3, so […]

... written on Dec 29 2006

Quake Blackout The Net

Internet and phone services were disrupted across much of Asia, and may take weeks to be fully restored due to an 7.1-magnitude earthquake in Taiwan on Tuesday, 26-Dec-2006, night which damaged undersea cables, leaving one of the world’s most tech-savvy regions in a virtual blackout. The earthquake damaged submarine cables that form part of the […]

... written on Dec 28 2006

Tony Fernandes – The Truly Air Asia Hero (Part 2)

In 2004, AirAsia formed successful joint ventures in Thailand and Indonesia where AirAsia holds 49% stake in both companies. Thai AirAsia, a joint venture with Shin Corporation, Thailand’s largest telecommunication conglomerate, took to the skies in Feb 2004. Ernst & Young in a statement said AirAsia was the first airline in the world to introduce […]

... written on Dec 27 2006

Tony Fernandes – The Truly Air Asia Hero (Part 1)

AirAsia Bhd (KLSE : AIRASIA, stock-code 5099) group chief executive officer Datuk Tony Fernandes has been named “Malaysia’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2006”, for his efforts in revolutionizing the air travel industry in the region. He also won the “Master Entrepreneur of the Year” award. Fernandes learned to think like an entrepreneur […]

... written on Dec 27 2006

Brokers Are Equally Confuse With Short-Selling Procedures

Do you understand the rules pertaining to the soon to be available short-selling of 70 stocks identified by Bursa Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange) announced (after several postponements) recently? Frankly, I DON’T and neither do my broker (there were “Errr …”, “I think …”, “Actually …”, “Hmm …” etc when I asked my broker today). […]

... written on Dec 26 2006

Why Options Trading Is A Great Leveraging Tool?

The moment we (you and me) know what is money, how to count it and the power of money, we all wish we have more of it – in fact lots of it so that we can buy whatever we wish to have. Ever dreamt of how you can print it yourself when you were […]

... written on Dec 26 2006

Hong Kong Beats New York For Second Place

Hong Kong surged past New York this year and became the world’s second most popular place, after London for companies to float new stock listings. Hong Kong has raked in HK$307.7 billion, or US$39.57 billion, in IPOs, nearly twice as much as the HK$165.7 billion raised last year, according to Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing […]

... written on Dec 26 2006

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