Monthly Archives: December 2006

A new year’s wish

Every few months, I go through the ritual of clearing all the old newspapers and magazines from my storeroom. And then, selling them away. It’s quite a stack, you know. But I think I’ll do something different this time. Instead … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship – John Gokongwei Jr’s story

John Gokongwei Jr is the founder of the JG Summit Group in the Philippines. If you haven’t heard about JG Summit, let me tell you that it is one of the largest conglomerates in the Philippines with a 50-year history. … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2006

I’m not a Christian but I love this festive period. Jingling music and visions of people dashing through the snow. Previously when listening to short-wave radio was still one of my passions (until radio reception gave way to the Internet), … Continue reading

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Gearing up for change

FRANÇOIS de la Rochefoucauld, a 17th century French classical author, once remarked that the only constant in life is change. That applies to chess, too. It has evolved from a simple game enjoyed by the kings of India and Persia … Continue reading

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Time out (1): Yo-yo

For a change, let’s not talk about the financial services. Let me tell you instead what I was up to last weekend. It was a change from the normal routine. I was at Genting Highlands from Friday until Monday (18 … Continue reading

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Going global Malaysia – Update (Dec 2006)

Here is a comparison of the top 10 largest investment holdings for each of the three global property funds available here in Malaysia, as at 31 Oct 2006: ING Global Real Estate Fund (Source: ING Investment Management Asia Pacific Limited, … Continue reading

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Keen rivalry

FRIENDLY games? Are you serious? Halfway through the first round of the Malaysia-Singapore chess match in Kuala Lumpur two weeks ago, someone mentioned to me casually that we should not be taking the results of the match too seriously. I … Continue reading

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