Archive for December, 2008

As 2008 closes, 2009 opens another Challenging Chapter

I believe I have wrote this and I’ll repeat this again – United States is still the world’s largest economy nation in the world and when she sneezes, every nation in this globe catches cold. With a whopping US14.3 trillion worth of GDP (gross domestic product), China is nowhere near this nation and only constitute […]

... written on Dec 30 2008

MLM, a Pyramid Scheme? To Join or Not to Join?

Traffic was heavy almost everywhere today since everyone was celebrating the last festive season of the year – Christmas. So, wishing all FinanceTwitter readers a very Merry Christmas *I know it’s a little bit too late but still*. The sight of terrible jam with thousands of cars fighting to enter MidValley car-parks and the huge […]

... written on Dec 25 2008

Will Stock sell-down follows by Property sell-down?

There were twice when real estate agents heavily advertise their services to me, if my old memory serves me well. The first time was when I moved in to my new condominium and literally my cell-phone was bombarded with SMS and calls urging me to sell my condo or least rent it out (yes, they […]

... written on Dec 23 2008

Leave IJN alone you Greedy Sime and Corrupt Politician

Only the stupidest will believe that after privatization of IJN (Institute Jantung Negara or National Heart Institute) the current low fees will be maintained. Conglomerate Sime Darby Berhad (SIME: stock-code 4197) proposed to buy up to 51% stake of the institute and the ruling government whole-heartedly thought it was a freaking good idea but the […]

... written on Dec 19 2008

Technology Stocks and Feds are running out of Steam

Besides portable hard-disk and thumb or pen drive in my shopping list at the just concluded PC Fair at Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, I was looking for some other gadgets such as GPS System or maybe Apple Inc.’s (Nasdaq: AAPL, stock) iPhone. I was particularly fascinated by my Singapore friend’s GPS device that literally could […]

... written on Dec 17 2008

Stocks Investing – what you can learn from PC Fair

President Bush may be one of the lousiest presidents United States ever had but you just got to give this guy the credit for his fast reaction when he ducked as a size 10 shoe was thrown but missed him, apparently by Muntadhar al-Zaidi, an Iraqi journalist with Egypt-based al-Baghdadia television network. It was hilarious […]

... written on Dec 15 2008

Tempted to buy stocks now? Do your homework please

UCLA Anderson Forecast report said U.S. recession will only worsen next year as unemployment, weak home, plunging stock prices and debt-laden businesses would reveal its true color by then. UCLA also expects the real GDP to shrink by 4.1%, 3.4% and 0.8% for fourth-quarter 2008, first-quarter 2009 and second-quarter 2009 respectively. Looking at the figures […]

... written on Dec 12 2008

Reason we do not need America’s Funniest Home Videos

It seems the Bukit Antarabangsa tragedy is still the hottest news till today. No doubt most of the population within this hillside area consists of the “wealthy” group but I suppose money couldn’t buy back their loves one who perished under the rubbles. While these rich and famous can afford to buy or build another […]

... written on Dec 10 2008

The re-badging and new breed of Proton-volution X?

Ford Motor Co. has declared it does not need rescue money as it claimed its cash-flow is alright. General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC however threaten bankruptcy is inevitable if their demand of US$15 billion is not given by early 2009. The question was would the top management from both ailing GM and Chrysler put […]

... written on Dec 09 2008

Bukit Antarabangsa & Highland Towers – It’s Corruption

The Highland Towers tragedy in 1993 that killed about 48 innocent lives including former Deputy Prime Minister Musa Hitam’s son was almost forgotten until now. If you remembered correctly when the Highland Towers tragedy occurred about 15-years ago the nation was not prepared to handle it and most of the precious time was wasted thinking […]

... written on Dec 08 2008

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