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 K [...]

Miss Nevada Ask For Second Chance As Christmas Present

Katie Ress, the 22-year old former Miss Nevada USA who was stripped of her crown when party pictures of her hit the internet of which she was stripping off her jeans to show her thong said these were “hurtful and embarassing times”. The pictures were from an “isolated incident from my teenage [...]

Is Malaysia Ready For A Bigger Magnitude Of Disaster?

It's Christmas Eve and most people (including me of course) are getting ready for the celebration in less than 24 hours. Allow me to take a break from the usual blog on the stocks, option and financial matters as I think the current crisis which hit some parts of the not so-lucky Malaysia should be [...]

Stocks You Need To Know For Short-Selling

Malaysian stock exchange operator Bursa Malaysia will reintroduce regulated short selling on Jan-3-2007 after a gap of nearly a decade. Short-sellers borrow shares and sell them in the hope of buying them back later at a lower price. Not all the stocks listed in the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE [...]

2006 Tech's TOP-5 You Should Know

After the Dot-Com burst, the serious burnt investors who're still licking their wounds sweared never to touch technology stock again while the not-so-greedy investors who managed to sell to lock-in profit or even break-even took pride in themselves for being smart or lucky enough. But since then is [...]

Will Currency Speculators Attack Malaysia Next?

The Malaysian ringgit hit its highest level against the dollar in nearly nine years today, Friday 22-Dec-2006, helped by this week's turmoil in Thai markets that has led some investors to switch funds to other Asian countries, according to dealers in Singapore.According to Reuters data, the ringgit [...]

How ELMO Help You Make Profit Investing Mattel?

With a lot of giggling of their own, Good Morning America host Diane Sawyer and her colleagues unveiled the newest model in Mattel's (NYSE : MAT, quote) long-running Elmo franchise. The new T.M.X. Elmo laughs, slaps its knee, and rolls around on the floor before righting itself. "Again," it says. Al [...]

Will Vincent Tan Finally Moves His Stocks?

Berjaya Corporation Berhad, formerly known as Berjaya Group Berhad (KLSE : BJCORP, stock-code 3395) together with its Irredeemable Convertible Loan Stocks, ICULS (2005/2015) BJCORP-LC (stock-code 3395LC) triggered FinanceTwitter and MACD "Buy" signal today.Berjaya-Corp closing price is the highest s [...]

Quek Buying Kencana But Should You Follow?

TYCOON Tan Sri Quek Leng Chan, owner of the Hong Leong Group, may emerge as a substantial shareholder of oil rig builder Kencana Petroleum Bhd (KLSE : KENCANA : stock-code 5122), sources said. According to Business Times, Quek may buy between 12 and 15 per cent of the company's shares from existing [...]

Which Industry Should You Get A Job From?

Can you tell me which company will pay an average $622,000 per employee in compensation (bonus) per year? This is what you're looking for after spending years in school, high school, college or university just to get that piece of paper right? So, besides choosing the right major, you better be wise [...]


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