Archive for December, 2010

New Year 2011 Celebrations Kick Off

New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland was the first major city that welcomes the New Year 2011. Two hours later, Australia’s Sydney celebrated the new year with an estimated 1.5 million people gathered to watch the 12-minute $5 million fireworks display over the city’s iconic Harbour Bridge. Sydney promised a party better than any since the […]

... written on Dec 31 2010

Strong Sales Show Kindle, iPad, iPhone Can Co-Exist

When the Apple iPad was announced, many predicted the gadget would kill Amazon Kindle. With the hype over such gadget by Apple, it was natural to predict that Kindle would end up in the graveyard and who can blame them? But Kindle and iPad was not in the same league so it was not an […]

... written on Dec 29 2010

PLUS – The Fight (by UMNO) for the Cash-Cow Continues

The concession agreement for PLUS Expressways was awarded to United Engineers (M) Sdn Bhd (now UEM Group) for a period of 30 years, starting May 1988. Public outcries soon after the 1997 Asia Recession and Mahathir administration gave a tickle so that the concessionaire restructured and reduced the agreed (or rather lopsided) toll rates via […]

... written on Dec 25 2010

15 Signs & Reasons Snap Election is Around the Corner

The question of when will Malaysia PM Najib Razak call for a snap election is drumming louder. Will it be in the first half of 2011 simultaneously with the Sarawak state election, in the second half of 2011 if the Sarawak’s state election results are BN-favorable, or in 2012 if Sarawak results fall within expectation? […]

... written on Dec 09 2010

Profit Taking – Thanks to RIMM for the 250% Profits

Time to take some profits off the table – been quite some time since I last made triple digit percentage profit. There were many investors or traders who dumped or did not think Research In Motion Limited’s (Nasdaq: RIMM, stock) would give good returns in spite of its’ great second-quarter earnings that topped forecast. I […]

... written on Dec 07 2010

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