Monthly Archives: February 2007

Whatever you do….

The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index closed today at 1196.45 points, down 40.63 from yesterday’s close. This means that it has breached the 1,200-point level on its downward journey. Whatever you do, don’t panic. Especially if you are an investor. Who … Continue reading

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Markets purge

It’s crazy, commented my friend Jeffrey as we sat watching the freefall in the Bursa Malaysia this morning. The market had opened sharply lower and as we watched, the Kuala Lumpur Composite Index had already shed some 70 points. Almost … Continue reading

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Not quite 1,300 yet

I was going to wait until this Thursday before I start thinking out loud whether the Kuala Lumpur Composite Index could push beyond 1300 points in March but apparently, it will seem very difficult. Today, it looked like investors in … Continue reading

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Bright chess future

By my estimate, between August 1980 and today, I must have written slightly over a thousand chess columns for The Star. Given that on an average, a single column of mine would contain about 1,000 to 1,200 words, this scribe … Continue reading

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EPF nominations

I suppose over the past few weeks, you may have received emails advising you to check with the nearest EPF offices on the nominations you have made for your EPF savings. I have. As a contributor, it is quite natural … Continue reading

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Keong Hee Huat Chye!

Aw …. aren’t they cute? I got them from my wife. She wants to use these red packets for our nieces and nephews but I got to them first! They’re for my blog, you see, and there are a few … Continue reading

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Anna Nicole Smith’s Will

Here’s a story about a celebrity dying and leaving a Will that is bound for contest in the US courts. Anna Nicole Smith, the former Playboy model and actress who died in Miami, Florida on 9 Feb 2007, wrote a … Continue reading

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Toll collection

I used to live in Seberang Jaya on mainland Penang. Then, more than two years ago, I moved to Bukit Mertajam for a change of scenery. At that time, the Butterworth Outer Ring Road was being built. One end starts … Continue reading

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Yes, it did!

The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index closed at 1,209.48 points yesterday (2 Jan 2007), breeching the 1,200 barrier, and is now poised to overtake the high of 10 years ago. According to the Bursa Malaysia, there is a lot of interest … Continue reading

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Pushing beyond 1,200?

It was exactly one month ago when I wondered whether the Kuala Lumpur Composite Index, then hovering at around 1,096 points, would shoot beyond 1,100 on the first day of trading in 2007. I wasn’t disappointed. If you had put … Continue reading

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