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Re: Everyone I know is leaving or already left

Post by Wd40 » Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:22 am

Hi Brah,

Nice to hear back from you. Things have become worse in Singapore.

http://news.efinancialcareers.com/sg-en ... -pay-cuts/

http://news.efinancialcareers.com/sg-en ... singapore/

Even EPs have become tough to get these days, especially if the employer is a body shopper. 2 months waiting is normal.

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Post by Wd40 » Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:57 pm

http://sbr.com.sg/economy/news/daily-br ... ow-urgency

Singapore cuts gdp forecast.

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Post by Barnsley » Thu, 11 Aug 2016 1:56 pm

Wd40 wrote:http://sbr.com.sg/economy/news/daily-br ... ow-urgency

Singapore cuts gdp forecast.
Time to knock some stuff down and rebuild then :mrgreen:
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Post by Wd40 » Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:03 am

Bloomberg - Singaporeans, Worried Over Jobs and Pay, Are the Gloomiest Since 2009 http://bloom.bg/2buPWhK

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Post by Barnsley » Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:59 am

Wd40 wrote:Bloomberg - Singaporeans, Worried Over Jobs and Pay, Are the Gloomiest Since 2009 http://bloom.bg/2buPWhK
I am sure there was an article in the Straits Times last week whereby Singapore was now the 2ns happiest country in the world.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:27 pm

:devil: Being gloomy makes them happy?
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by Wd40 » Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:27 am

Bloomberg - Singapore’s Export Decline Deepens Again; Local Dollar Falls http://bloom.bg/2blDhNO

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Post by Barnsley » Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:06 am

Wd40 wrote:Bloomberg - Singapore’s Export Decline Deepens Again; Local Dollar Falls http://bloom.bg/2blDhNO

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As our friends on EDMW say ....

Car sales up

House Prices Up

Queues at Din Tai Fung ....

What bad news???

Everyone living high high!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post by Wd40 » Thu, 08 Sep 2016 9:46 pm

Singapore no longer in the top 10 places for expats:

http://sbr.com.sg/hotels-tourism/exclus ... ces-expats

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Post by MikeJones » Thu, 08 Sep 2016 11:33 pm

What a truly lazy piece of "journalism", a poor copy and paste job from the original data (https://www.internations.org/expat-insi ... /singapore) with the extended descriptions underneath not bothering to actually match the data displayed in the infographics. And given this is a publicly available report how exactly is this an exclusive for SBR? Or is that some weird singlish meaning of exclusive that I've not picked up on yet? However much the person who put that together is being paid it's about 100% too much.

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Post by PNGMK » Fri, 09 Sep 2016 8:26 am

It continues. At the SPE meeting last night at least 4 of the 20 attendees indicated plans to move out by the end of the year if not earlier.
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Post by Aragorn2000 » Fri, 09 Sep 2016 8:58 am

Wd40 wrote:Singapore no longer in the top 10 places for expats:

http://sbr.com.sg/hotels-tourism/exclus ... ces-expats

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you are pretty gloomy these days. What's your take on all of those downbeat articles?

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Re: Everyone I know is leaving or already left

Post by Wd40 » Fri, 09 Sep 2016 11:50 am

Have a look at STI index. Compare it with rest of developed/Asian or Emerging market indices. You will get the picture.

Singapore seems to be the most affected from China slowdown/Brexit/fall in oil prices etc. Swiber default and it's impact on DBS. There could be more defaults looming in O&G space.

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Re: Everyone I know is leaving or already left

Post by Max Headroom » Sun, 11 Sep 2016 8:03 pm

Actually, I have been following the STI, and for the life of me, I don't understand why it's still as high as 2.8k. It's been sitting in this range for yonks now. Very little is shaking it much.

I'm not vested either way, but with the current market the way it is, both in factual terms and as per perceived, it really should be a lot less sticky than it is.

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Post by Wd40 » Sun, 11 Sep 2016 8:39 pm

Max Headroom wrote:Actually, I have been following the STI, and for the life of me, I don't understand why it's still as high as 2.8k. It's been sitting in this range for yonks now. Very little is shaking it much.

I'm not vested either way, but with the current market the way it is, both in factual terms and as per perceived, it really should be a lot less sticky than it is.
I usually compare it with Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea. May be Malaysia too. All these markets have done better than Singapore.

Jakarta, Philippines and India have done even better. Singapore investors are stuck in comparison.

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