Monthly Archives: October 2008

Fide event

The Rakan Muda GACC world inter-varsity chess meet at Universiti Malaya is a Fide-rated event. MY friend – the one whom I always jibe about him being from Mars because he’s so often out of touch with chess here €“ … Continue reading

Posted in Chess | Leave a comment

Financial services industry facing financial turmoil challenges

According to The New Paper in Singapore, those people in the financial services industry – the insurance agents and the unit trust consultants – are seeing their monthly income drop by as much as 30 percent as their customers are … Continue reading

Posted in Investment | Leave a comment

Singapore recession will last several quarters

Extracted from Singapore’s Business Times newspaper today (3 Oct 2008): It’s no longer a question of if but how severe, and not just “technical” in nature. The recession widely expected to have set in here may not be short and … Continue reading

Posted in economy | Leave a comment

Nina Wang’s estate’s legal battle (on-going)

This news item regarding the legal battle for Nina Wang’s estate appeared in The Standard newspaper in Hongkong on 3 Oct 2008: Chinachem duo spared Nina case testimony Friday, October 03, 2008 The High Court yesterday withdrew two summonses requiring … Continue reading

Posted in NinaWang | Leave a comment

Title challenge

Oct 14 is the start of a 12-game series between Anand and Kramnik in Bonn for the world title. IF YOU missed all the excitement of the women’s world chess championship in Nalchik, Russia, about three weeks ago, make sure … Continue reading

Posted in Chess | Leave a comment