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Monday, October 31, 2016

Maths puzzle

In this matrix, there are 9 boxes which contain a unique number from 1 to 9 and no repetitive number in each box.  If you add each row and each column, you will get 15 from each row and column.  If you add diagonally, you will also get 15.  Please solve this puzzle.

THAAD system may not be installed in South Korea.

http://qz.com/823007/south-korean-protestors-are-demanding-president-park-geun-hyes-resignation/

There's protest in South Korea for the current president to resign due to a scandal.  The opposition party will make use of this opportunity to get rid of her.  As the opposition party is anti-Thaad, the next president may not approve THAAD to be installed in South Korea.

NASA captured UFOs refueling from the sun.



This is the proper way to harness the sun energy, not by using solar panel......UFO is showing us the right way to do it!

Singapore stock calls for 31 October 2016


Spain fighter planes chased UFO over the sea!

Wow!  The UFO can fly and also submerge....Cool!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Japan F15 was no match for China SU-30.

A dogfight between China and Japan happened in June between 2 F15 and 2 SU-30.  Japan F15 had to release flares to escape from China SU-30 and fly back to Japan in humiliation.  China SU-30 didn't release any flares during the dogfight.

https://news.usni.org/2016/07/05/chinese-japanese-fighters-clash-east-china-sea

USA has lost another Asean member after Philippines.

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/malaysia-buy-navy-vessels-china-blow-u-090815197.html

As predicted, USA has alienated itself due to its aggression in Asia.

Baltic dry index - 834

Today, Friday, October 28 2016, the Baltic Dry Index climbed by 36 points, reaching 834 points.
Baltic Dry Index is compiled by the London-based Baltic Exchange and covers prices for transported cargo such as coal, grain and iron ore. The index is based on a daily survey of agents all over the world. Baltic Dry hit a temporary peak on May 20, 2008, when the index hit 11,793. The lowest level ever reached was on Wednesday the 10th of February 2016, when the index dropped to 290 points.

US rig count - 557

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 4 this week to 557.
A year ago, 775 rigs were active. Depressed energy prices have sharply curtailed oil and gas exploration.
Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 441 rigs sought oil and 114 explored for natural gas this week. Two were listed as miscellaneous.
Among major oil- and gas-producing states, North Dakota gained five rigs, Pennsylvania and Texas each was up two and Wyoming added one.
Colorado declined by three rigs and New Mexico lost two.
Alaska, Arkansas, California, Kansas, Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah and West Virginia were unchanged.
The U.S. rig count peaked at 4,530 in 1981. It bottomed out in May at 404.

What does 2016 3rd quarter annualized GDP growth of -4.1% for Singapore mean?

Singapore had released its 3rd quarter annualized GDP growth in 2016 for Singapore which was at -4.1%.  What does this mean?  It means that Singapore GDP has been contracting at an effective rate of  0.9896% per quarter (0.9896^4 = 0.959, 0.959-1 = -4.1%) which is about 1% contraction per quarter on a compounding basis.

If we have a 1% expansion per quarter, it will mean an annualized rate of 4.1% (1.01*1.01*1.01*1.01 = 4.1% or 1.01^4 = 4.1%) on a quarterly compounding basis.  Therefore, annualized rate has a compounding element.  I hope this will clarify your understanding on annualized rate.

Russian astronauts saw aliens (angels) in outerspace.

Not only did these russian astronauts see aliens in outerspace, NASA satellites also captured the same aliens (angels) on camera.

New Malacca port at US$10b.

http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/1934839/china-malaysia-tout-new-port-alliance-reduce-customs

China will invest US$10b in the new Malacca port and form port alliance with Malaysia.  This port will be operational in 2025.

Singapore was no match for China in Pakistan.

China and SG crossed swords in Pakistan and lost the port contract to China in the end.  SG had no real intention to manage Pakistan port as it would diminish SG port handling capacity since the port was located strategically in the Gulf.

http://www.dawn.com/news/786992

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/pakistan-hands-port-operation-from-singapores-psa-to-chinese

SG was just hogging the Port and leaving it to dilapidate without any investment after getting the contract.  Subsequently, Pakistan ran out of patience and barred PSA.

World busiest port ranking in 2015

SG port was operating at 85% of Shanghai port in 2015

World busiest port ranking in 2014


SG port handling capacity had dropped from 33.87m TEU in 2014 to 30.9m TEU in 2015 which amounted to 9% decline.

We need to monitor our port handling capacity so that we will know the health of our economy.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Malaysia to impose 20ringgit road charge for SG cars on 1 Nov 2016.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/malaysia/malaysia-collect-rm20-road-charge-foreign-vehicles-entering-johor-nov-1

This is not a simple road charge but a punitive imposition by Malaysia.  There's more to it than just a simple road charge.

Malaysia will not be accommodative to Singapore anymore as it has China support to skin Singapore alive.  There will be harsher treatments from Malaysia in the future as it gets cozy with China.  Malaysia is happy to make Singapore collapse as it has been jealous of Singapore success for too long.

Malaysia PM and businessmen will be visiting China to meet Premier Li from 31 October to 7 November to get China investments to displace and replace the incomes earned from Singapore.  Who knows what else will be discussed on and under the table?

https://asia.liveuamap.com/en/2016/27-october-malaysian-pm-najibrazak-to-visit-china-from-oct

Like I said in my previous posts, China will have to annihilate Singapore economically to gain control of Asean and Malaysia is the best pawn to use against Singapore.  Malaysia will gain economic benefits from this economic warfare by containing SG.  This is the price SG has to pay for USA aggression in Asia.  China is just trying to make SG feel what China is feeling when USA tries to contain China in Asia.


Why is 9 so important to the Chinese?

The Chinese emperor is associated with 9 and the forbidden city has 9999 rooms in total.  If a person lives in every room since birth, he will be 27 (9999/365).

2+7=9

Therefore, the forbidden city has a secret number 9 which is an amazing connection.

Bleak outlook for SG

https://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/singapore-mall-vacancies-jump-highest-022949258.html

This will be a protracted slowdown.  The worst is not over yet because the worst has not come.  We will suffer badly when Malacca port starts to operate.

Singapore stock calls for 28 October 2016


Why is 7 an important number in Egypt? Why are there 7 days in a week?

7 is an important and significant number in Egypt because 7 is found everywhere in the pyramid.

1/7 = 0.142857
Look at the digits 142857

1 * 142857 = 142857
2 * 142857 = 285714 ===> the same numbers are rotated
3 * 142857 = 428571 ===> the same numbers are rotated
4 * 142857 = 571428 ===> the same numbers are rotated
5 * 142857 = 714285 ===> the same numbers are rotated
6 * 142857 = 857142 ===> the same numbers are rotated
7 * 142857 = 999999 ===> the rotation stops at 7 and the numbers 999999 appears.

How is 142857 related to 9?

1+4+2+8+5+7 = 27, 2+7 = 9

Let's break up 142857
14+28+27 = 99, 9+9 = 18, 1+8 = 9
142+857 = 999, 9+9+9=27, 2+7=9

Do you see the amazing connection now?

142857 stops or ends the rotation on 7 which also means that 7 is the end of everything for ancient Egypt.


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Aliens captured on the moon by Apollo 11 and 8!

A moving humanoid captured by Apollo 11 on the moon.  The humanoid appeared to be very tall and was able to move with ease on the moon.


A picture of a tall humanoid by Apollo 8 on the moon.  You can also see the shadow on the ground.

Singapore stock calls for 27 October 2016


Death knell is bellowing for Singapore! Future is febrile for Singapore.

Synopsis of our success
The success of Singapore is due to our trading hub status which is derived from our entrepot trades and our financial hub status is ensued from our international trading.  As we trade internationally, we require more banking and financial services like loans, insurances, forex exchanges, payment cum receipt systems and so forth to support our trading activities.  Conversely, no country can be a financial hub without gargantuan trading activities.  Therefore, being a trading hub is vital to the success of Singapore and it guarantees our survival.  The prerequisite to be a trading hub is to have many FTAs so that we can achieve the efficacy of international trading better than other solitary countries.  This is the primal reason for Singapore to support RCEP(Spearheaded by China) and TPP(Spearheaded by USA).

As TPP is highly unlikely to be approved by USA since both USA presidential candidates object to the TPP proposed by Obama, Singapore can only rely on RCEP.  However, our strategic alliance with USA and anti-thesis attitude towards China do not bode well for Singapore. 

China defensive plan
China has come up with its grandeur one belt one road economic development plan for the world to counteract USA.  In a nutshell, China is linking up the world with its road and sea links.  As USA proclaimed Singapore to be its anchor in Asia, China had to obliterate Singapore economically for it to control Asean.   Sadly to say, Singapore will be the first economic casualty in this tactical gambit between the two titans.  USA is using Singapore to gain an advantage while China is skinning Singapore to gain its advantage.  The antiquated USA tactic of controlling the strait of Malacca from Singapore won’t be able to contain China anymore.

China will make Laos the land transshipment hub as the railway routes can transport goods from Europe to Asean and vice versa.  This will greatly reduce the demand for sea freights and diminish Singapore strategic port location.  Furthermore, China is helping many countries to build and manage ports that will cut down shipments to Singapore or even bypass Singapore.

China has built ports and oil cum gas pipelines in Myanmar and Pakistan so that its crude oil from Middle East can bypass strait of Malacca during war times.  Moreover, other goods can be offloaded from these ports and be transported to China via the railway.  China is also using Malaysia to reduce the economic growth of Singapore by investing in Johor and building the Malacca port.  Besides all these developments, there is also a revival discussion on the Krai canal sea lane in Thailand which will make Thailand the Panama of Asean.

Forming strategic alliance with USA has served Singapore well but time has changed.  China is doing all these to counteract USA for its own survival and the main culprit is USA that is the aggressor.  USA has shown to be a selfish nation which adopts neighbor-thy-beggar economic policy and is proven to be an unreliable and incredible ally.  History has shown that USA will sacrifice its allies for its own interest and Singapore is just a pawn to USA.  The latest examples are Saudi Arab and Taiwan.  These 2 countries have suffered economically because of USA in recent times.


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Anti-Singapore sentiment had begun to brew in China after Singapore allowed USA P8A spy plane to station in Singapore.  Therefore, we cannot be lured into the deception that relationship is still cozy with China as there are joint industrial and provincial projects in China.  If Singapore still persists in pursuing in USA interest, the day of reckoning will hit us harshly once the one road one belt developments become operational.

UFO captured on cam by scientists in antarctic!


Besides finding humanoid sea creature in antarctic, scientists also stumbled upon UFO during expedition.

Humanoid sea creature found in antarctic!

http://pinktentacle.com/2010/01/ningen-humanoid-sea-creatures-of-the-antarctic/

This sea creature is at least 2m tall and is called ningen by the Japanese.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Aluminium alloy found in Romania was tested to be 250,000 years old.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3856168/Mysterious-piece-aluminium-ancient-UFO-visited-Earth-250-000-years-ago-claims-investigator.html

Baltic dry index - 842

Today, Friday, October 21 2016, the Baltic Dry Index decreased by 7 points, reaching 842 points.

Baltic Dry Index is compiled by the London-based Baltic Exchange and covers prices for transported cargo such as coal, grain and iron ore. The index is based on a daily survey of agents all over the world. Baltic Dry hit a temporary peak on May 20, 2008, when the index hit 11,793. The lowest level ever reached was on Wednesday the 10th of February 2016, when the index dropped to 290 points.

US oil rig count - 553

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 14 this week to 553.
A year ago, 787 rigs were active. Depressed energy prices have sharply curtailed oil and gas exploration.
Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 443 rigs sought oil and 108 explored for natural gas this week. Two were listed as miscellaneous.
Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained 10 rigs, Wyoming increased by three, New Mexico was up two and Alaska and Utah added one apiece.
Louisiana declined by two rigs and Colorado was off by one.
Arkansas, California, Kansas, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and West Virginia were unchanged.

The U.S. rig count peaked at 4,530 in 1981. It bottomed out in May at 404.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Nobody could explain the black knight satellite orbiting earth.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/600459/WATCH-Legendary-Black-Knight-alien-satellite-captured-passing-ISS-AND-Moon

Russia & Turkey are fighting USA in Syria.

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/russia-says-pausing-aleppo-bombing-11-hours-four-112108229.html

Russia and Turkey are bombing US-backed militia.

Singapore stock calls for 21 October 2016


What's wrong with this article?

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asian-opinions/chinas-perception-singapore-4-areas-misunderstanding

Asset and liability
China has realized its mistake to regard Singapore as a Chinese nation and the Chinese caucus has been advising the communist party not to do that recently due to anti-China remarks.  I wonder this is good or bad for SG as China will regard SG as just another sovereign without preferential treatment and SG will lose its facilitator role.

Singapore's commitment to Asean
Majority of Asean support China stance in South China Sea.  Only SG and Vietnam support USA stance in Sout China Sea.  How can there be unity in Asean with 2 Asean countries go against China among its 10 members?  One cannot just keep preaching unity without practising it.

Relations with major powers
If SG didn't side with USA, China diplomat won't demand SG to stay out of South China Sea in August 2016.  This is the first time that China used such harsh attitude towards SG.  Relationship with China has definitely gone south recently.

Different world views
Everyone wants a rule-based world but this rule-based standard must be applied universally.  In other words, no country can impose its will on others by might which is an ideology that we all strive to achieve.  This rule-based standard cannot be selectively applied.  For example, only certain countries can use might to rule this world but others cannot.  Who attacked Iraq without UN mandate with fabricated intelligence that Iraq possessed WMD? Who went around setting military bases in the world?  How come USA can meddle in South China Sea when it is a non-claimant? The reason is simple: USA has the might to do it!

We support all states to follow UN convention on the law of the sea but this convention can only be interpreted and served by a true and legal court.  ICJ is the only true and legal international court but not PCA.  One cannot enforce PCA ruling on one country but oppose PCA ruling on another country.  Therefore, we cannot ask China to adhere to PCA ruling but allow Australia to reject PCA ruling.  Philippines filed the case in PCA but not ICJ under the instruction of USA.  Why PCA but not ICJ?  This is because ICJ will throw out this case as it contravenes the ICJ jurisdiction.






Never name your phone 7! Iphone 7 is another exploding device.

http://digital.asiaone.com/digital/news/man-claims-iphone-7-burst-flames-his-car

Iphone 7 can explode like Samsung S7.

EU is drifting away from USA & UK.

http://www.politico.eu/article/eu-leaders-consider-new-sanctions-against-russia-theresa-may-donald-tusk-european-council/

Another proof that US & UK are building a wall of self-isolation.

USA is at risk of erecting a wall of self-isolation and it is alienating itself now.

Philippines president has realized that USA is the real troublemaker in this world.

USA and Europe countries invaded Philippines in the past and ruled Philippines but not China.  Why did Philippines hate China then?  This hatred was imbued by the USA during USA ruling because USA dictated the history text in Philippines.

Duterte has a good knowledge of his country's history and he knows USA is not a reliable and trustworthy country.  He also knows that USA created a lot of troubles in Middle East.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/america-created-al-qaeda-and-the-isis-terror-group/5402881

Therefore, he is striking a strategic alliance with China and Russia to counteract the evil force (USA).


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Philippines declares separation from USA!

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/news/chinas-xi-says-hopes-dutertes-visit-fully-improve-042219610.html

Wow! Wow! Wow!

Singapore stock calls for 20 October 2016


Primary maths


A boy is using a flight of stairs. He walks some steps and runs 6 steps for 65s. Then he does it again by walking some steps and running 14 steps for 41s. How long will he take to walk up the flight of stairs.

Duterte will bring back a lot of china investments.

http://business.inquirer.net/216953/china-offers-3b-in-infra-deals

China can offer Philippines a lot of commercial and economic benefits but USA cannot.  USA can only give 2 lousy planes but with a lot of US demands.

Duterte is right to form strategic alliance with China.  Well done!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Duterte knows only China is sincere in helping Philippines, not USA.

https://www.rt.com/news/363103-duterte-china-visit-help/

There is no point for Duterte to talk about PCA ruling because Australia also rejected PCA ruling recently.  Duterte only will embarrass himself about PCA ruling as Australia also said PCA had no jurisdiction and the ruling was not legal binding.  Therefore, Duterte might as well just focus on the business dealings with China and also form a strategic alliance with China.


This is why we cannot stop asking Japan to apologize for WW2 atrocities.

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/japan-pm-abe-sends-ritual-offering-yasukuni-shrine-025037365.html

Some Japanese government officials are still claiming that comfort women were legal because they didn't force women to be comfort women.  Most claimed that those women volunteered for the jobs.  Others claimed that the comfort women were doing the job because of life tribulations.  The comfort women couldn't take hardships and couldn't tolerate starvation and they became comfort women to have better lives.

If we stop asking Japan to apologize for WW2 atrocities, we're agreeing to the Japanese claims that women couldn't take hardships and endure starvations and sought the easy way out in life by becoming comfort women.

Singapore stock calls for 18 October 2016


China has successfully launched its 2 astronauts into outerspace!

https://spaceflightnow.com/2016/10/17/chinese-astronauts-launch-on-month-long-space-mission/

Congrats! I hope to see China astronauts on the moon soon.

Is WW3 coming?

http://www.morningledger.com/world-war-3-russia-china-citizens/13112080/

I don't think so because aliens won't allow it.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Singapore stock calls for 17 October 2016


Philippines just doesn't know what it is doing.

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/duterte-wont-barter-away-philippine-territory-china-111046898.html

First of all, by raising the PCA ruling in any meeting with China is a foolish move as Australia also rejected PCA ruling recently.  This has shown that PCA is not a true and legitimate international court because Australia adhered to ICJ ruling which ruled in favour of East Timor but rejected PCA ruling.  East Timor filed a case against Australia in PCA & ICJ and won.

Secondly, Philippines has accepted that the South China Sea islands belong to China unknowingly by requesting China to let Philippines fishermen to fish near the islands.  If the islands don't belong to China, you won't request permissions from China.  This is a simple logic.  How come Philippines doesn't request permission to fish in South China Sea from USA?



Saturday, October 15, 2016

Baltic dry index - 892

Today, Friday, October 14 2016, the Baltic Dry Index climbed by 7 points, reaching 892 points.
Baltic Dry Index is compiled by the London-based Baltic Exchange and covers prices for transported cargo such as coal, grain and iron ore. The index is based on a daily survey of agents all over the world. Baltic Dry hit a temporary peak on May 20, 2008, when the index hit 11,793. The lowest level ever reached was on Wednesday the 10th of February 2016, when the index dropped to 290 points.

US rig count - 539

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 15 this week to 539.
A year ago, 787 rigs were active. Depressed energy prices have sharply curtailed oil and gas exploration.
Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 432 rigs sought oil and 105 explored for natural gas this week. Two were listed as miscellaneous.
Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Louisiana gained six rigs, New Mexico and Oklahoma increased by three each, Colorado was up two and Alaska, Pennsylvania and West Virginia added one apiece.
Texas declined by three rigs.
Arkansas, California, Kansas, North Dakota, Ohio, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.
The U.S. rig count peaked at 4,530 in 1981. It bottomed out in May at 404.

China's one belt, one road development plan is awesome!


The one belt, one road world map will explain the road and maritime economic plans clearly and no country in this world is capable to develop such an awesome road and sea links without a deep coffer.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Singapore stock calls for 14 October 2016


Who controls the world?

https://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/clinton-says-us-could-ring-032829213.html

USA likes to maintain hegemony but it doesn't know that USA cannot control the world.  The real leader is ALIENS, not USA, not Russia and also not China.

Just look at the video footages and you will know why.

USA missile was shot down by UFO.  Just look at the Alien's technology and you will know USA is helpless.

Russian's missile was also shot down by UFO but this time, UFO vaporized the missile and Russia is helpless too.

There's also UFO in China.  Therefore, USA cannot do anything to China.

Philippines has finally realized who is foe and who is friend.

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/us-philippines-to-end-military-exercise-a-day-early

Philippines terminated its joint military exercise early with USA because Duterte had realized that the exercise was not beneficial to Philippines.  The joint military exercise was performed with all USA weapons and technologies and USA would take back all its equipment after the exercise leaving Philippines operational readiness ineffective without USA equipment.

Therefore, if China and Philippines were to wage a war against each other, Philippines would be wiped out fast and furious without USA equipment.  USA would not supply all the equipment that Philippines needed to win the war at the expense of USA.  How did Duterte come to this conclusion? He took the leaf out of Crimea to form this conclusion because USA did nothing to help Crimea when Russia annexed it.

Philippines also realized that South China Sea became an issue after USA decided to get involved iand USA was the real troublemaker wherever it went.  Therefore, Duterte decided to turn the situation around by getting cosy with China for the greater good.



How will clothes be made in the future? Seeing is believing!



You have to see to believe it.  This is how clothes will be made in the future and you can recycle the same material and respray many times once you get bored with the design.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Singapore stock calls for 13 October 2016


Primary maths problem


There are 764 marbles to be shared among 4 boys : a, b, c and d. If a has 20 marbles lesser, b has 30 marbles more, c has to halve his marbles and d has to double his marbles,  all the boys will have equal marbles at the end. How many marbles does each boy have initially?

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Singapore stock calls for 12 October 2016


China high speed railway has very high standard!




Just see how stable is China's high speed railway train.

China tourists shun Taiwan & HK.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/gold-rush-chinese-head-out-on-holiday-en-masse-skirting-taiwan/3169716.html

This is what will happen when anti-taiwan & anti-hong kong sentiments take root in China people.  SG cannot offend China and hurt the feelings of the Chinese or else they will shun SG.  Therefore, our government should stop making anti-china remarks like supporting Japan to stop apologizing for WW2 atrocities and so forth.

P4 maths!

18 students in a party. Each boy eats 5 sweets and each girl eats 3 sweets. In total, boys eat 42 more sweets than girls. How many more boys are in the party?

Primary maths problem

There is a sum of $425 to be shared between bruce and charlie. bruce spends 2/3 of his money and charlie spends 1/4 of his money. In the end, charlie has 2 times more money than bruce. How much does charlie have at the end?

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Beware of note 7 produced in Vietnam!

http://www.vir.com.vn/samsung-requests-tax-exemption-for-recalled-galaxy-note-7-devices.html

Vietnam is producing the note 7 which may explode!

Baltic dry index - 921

Today, Friday, October 07 2016, the Baltic Dry Index climbed by 6 points, reaching 921 points.
Baltic Dry Index is compiled by the London-based Baltic Exchange and covers prices for transported cargo such as coal, grain and iron ore. The index is based on a daily survey of agents all over the world. Baltic Dry hit a temporary peak on May 20, 2008, when the index hit 11,793. The lowest level ever reached was on Wednesday the 10th of February 2016, when the index dropped to 290 points.

US rig count - 524

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by two this week to 524.
A year ago, 795 rigs were active. Depressed energy prices have sharply curtailed oil and gas exploration.
Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 428 rigs sought oil and 94 explored for natural gas this week. Two were listed as miscellaneous.
Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Oklahoma and Texas gained two rigs each while Alaska, Louisiana and Pennsylvania were up one apiece.
Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and West Virginia each declined by one.
Arkansas, California, Kansas, North Dakota, Ohio and Wyoming were unchanged.
The U.S. rig count peaked at 4,530 in 1981. It bottomed out in May at 404.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Singapore stock calls for 5 October 2016


Poor turnout at Shanghai Disneyland for the golden week holiday in China.

Shanghai Disneyland is the first retail victim of the golden week holiday in China.  The visitorship has dropped so much that it takes only an average of about 5-10mins to queue for every activity in Disneyland.

Why is this phenomenon happening so fast when Shanghai Disneyland had just opened a few months ago?

Is the pricing too high? It is a known fact that the price is about 20% cheaper than HK.
Is anti-American sentiment brewing in China that Chinese are avoiding the theme park?

Latest update on ASEAN for South China Sea issue.

https://sg.finance.yahoo.com/video/duterte-obama-hell-061902496.html

USA supporter: Singapore, Vietnam

China supporter: Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Philippines

Indonesia is still a neutral party but I think Indonesia will be on China's side as it won't want to go against the other 2 Muslim countries.



Monday, October 3, 2016

Golden week holiday in China will show how China perceives SG.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-29/singapore-s-golden-week-courts-china-tourists-as-retail-falls

SG has started to prepare for the Golden Week holiday in China and is courting China tourists to come to SG.  The SG retail result will be an indication how China perceives SG after our PM's anti-china remarks in USA and Japan.  If there is a drop in retail sales from China tourists, it will likely indicate that anti-Singapore sentiment has taken root in China, just like what happened in Taiwan.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/singapore-envoy-refutes-china-report-south-china-sea
This article could be the harbinger for the anti-Singapore sentiment in China.

Recently, China caucus has been advising China communist party not to regard SG as Chinese and should treat SG as a normal sovereign without a Chinese root because SG has been making anti-China remarks.  Once this anti-Singapore sentiment starts brewing in China, we cannot turn back the tide and our economy will suffer.

Nonetheless, let's hope for the best and monitor the retail sales figures.

Singapore stock calls for 3 October 2016


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Baltic dry index - 875

Today, Friday, September 30 2016, the Baltic Dry Index decreased by 13 points, reaching 875 points.

Baltic Dry Index is compiled by the London-based Baltic Exchange and covers prices for transported cargo such as coal, grain and iron ore. The index is based on a daily survey of agents all over the world. Baltic Dry hit a temporary peak on May 20, 2008, when the index hit 11,793. The lowest level ever reached was on Wednesday the 10th of February 2016, when the index dropped to 290 points.

US rig count - 522

HOUSTON (AP) – The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 11 this week to 522.
A year ago, 809 rigs were active. Depressed energy prices have sharply curtailed oil and gas exploration.
Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 425 rigs sought oil and 96 explored for natural gas this week. One was listed as miscellaneous.
Among major oil- and gas-producing states, New Mexico gained three rigs and North Dakota was up two. Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and West Virginia increased by one apiece.
Texas declined by one rig.
California, Kansas, Ohio, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.
The U.S. rig count peaked at 4,530 in 1981. It bottomed out in May at 404.

SG PM has offended China again! Let's see how China will punish SG.

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/singapore-pm-lee-hsien-loong-053016886.html

Besides asking Japan to stop apologizing for WW2 atrocities, our PM is teaching China how to manage its country with an obnoxious tone. OMG!

Syria has proof that USA is in cahoot with ISIS!

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-09-26/syria-claims-have-recording-conversation-between-isis-and-us-military-strike-syrian-

Russia and USA are fighting each other in Syria!

USA claimed to bomb Syrian military by accident which was an invalid excuse because the bombing lasted more than an hour.

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/17/middleeast/syria-claims-coalition-airstrike-hit-regime-forces/

Russia hit back at USA in the same way.

https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/30-israeli-killed-in-aleppo/