My Investment Portfolio

For this month, I’ve attended the next AGMs/EGMs/briefings – CapitaMall Trust, CM Pacific, Lian and SGX Beng. For my top 30 holdings, Sarine Technologies had recovered well after big losses in previous months. Another key performer have been Koyo International. A number of the value shares in the list like Bonvests, Hotel Royal, Through the month despite market selldown Hiap Hoe etc had held up quite well.

I have bought the following companies from the market this month – City Developments, Fischer Tech, GLP, Haw Par, Hong Kong Land, Jardine C&C, Jardine Strategic, Sing Investment & Finance, ST Engineering, UIC, UOL, YHI and VibroPower. No sales trade was done. I’ve participated in the next scrip dividend techniques – DBS also, OCBC, Rickmers and Saizen REIT.

I have accepted the next voluntary delisting/cash offers this month – Lizhong Wheel and Chosen Holdings. Next month will be a lower dividend paying month and for that reason I will be careful never to make big purchases in order to preserve my cashflow. I am going to also be participating in AGMs held for companies with financial season closing 30 June 2015 to get some improvements from them.

This was accompanied by a million-workers strong demo in Rome’s Circo Massimo against minor reforms in firing practices. However the most successful and effective labour market in the world, in the continuing states, is associated with a different ethos and an idiosyncratic sociology of work. The frame of mind of the American worker and his employer is fundamentally at odds with European mentality.

In Europe, one is entitled to be employed, it is a simple individual right and a open public good. Employers – companies and entrepreneurs – are parties to a social treaty within a community of stakeholders with equipotent rights. Decisions are reached by assessment and consensus. Peer pressure and social oversight are strong.

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Contrast this with both motors of American economic development: entrepreneurship and workaholism. The USA, according to the “Global Entrepreneurship Monitor”, is behind South Korea and Brazil in entrepreneurial activity prevalence index. 4000 per person in start-ups in 2000. A 10-country study conducted in 1997-9 by Babson College, the London School of Business, and the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership found gaping disparities between countries.

More than 8 percent of most Americans started a new business – in comparison to significantly less than 1.5 percent in Finland. Entrepreneurship accounted for one third of the difference in financial development rates among the surveyed countries. Entrepreneurship is a national state of mind, a vestige of the dominating culture, an ethos.

While in Europe personal bankruptcy is a suicide-inducing disgrace bordering on the criminal – in the USA it can be an integral and important area of the learning curve. In the USA, entrepreneurs are social role models, admired and imitated widely. In European countries these are viewed with suspicion as receptacles of non-conformity and avarice. It is common in the carrying on claims to choose entrepreneurship as a long-term career path.

In Europe it is considered professional suicide. US endeavor capitalists still make investments four times the common of their brethren elsewhere – c. 0.5 percent of GDP. This means the average investment per start up ten times bigger than the common investment outside America. American investors power the VC industry in the UK also, Israel, and Japan.

5 billion in FY 2003. But other departments have picked up the slack. THE UNITED STATES Department of Agriculture (USDA) beefed up its Rural Business-Cooperative Service. The Economic Development Administration (EDA) supports “economically-distressed areas, locations, and communities”. 20 million to encourage universities to create business incubators. Research institutes around the globe – from Israel to the united kingdom – work carefully with start-ups and business owners to develop new products and license them. They often times spawn joint projects with commercial enterprises or spin-off their own firms to exploit technology produced by their scientists.