Mano-Sabnani_tMano Sabnani (left) is the Chairman and CEO of Rafflesia Holdings, a company he founded in 2008 to pursue opportunities in the media and financial sectors. He was the Chief Editor of Singapore‚Äôs Business Times from 1986 to 1992. From May 1992 to the close of 1995, he was the Managing Editor of The Straits Times. From January 1996 to August 1997, Mano was the Director of Research at DBS Securities. He then moved on to be the MD for Investments at Individual Banking, DBS. Mano also served as the MD for Equity Capital Markets, DBS Bank from July 2000 to June 2001 when he left to join Corporate Brokers International as Executive Director. He was CEO and Editor-in-Chief of daily newspaper TODAY from April 2003. He had developed the paper into the second most read in Singapore by the time he left in Nov 2006. 

The following are views and analysis which Mano shared recently on Facebook:

570_cable-yardA worker transports a drum of finished cable. Tai Sin Electric's CEO (since Jul 2013), Bernard Lim, is in the foreground.
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@ Tai Sin AGM now (31 Oct 2014). Home-grown company run by honest people. They are expanding steadily and leadership has passed over from Bobby Lim to his son Bernard Lim.

Bernard is capable and has restructured group so each segment is driven in its own and yet the segments work together.

Tai Sin Electric traditionally strong in Singapore but now moving steadily into Indonesia and Malaysia as well as Cambodia.Group is a good dividend paymaster. 

Worth holding tight for further steady growth.

mano_sabnani_staug12Mano invariably asks questions at AGMs he attends. NextInsight file photo.When will shareholders get the best results out of company annual meetings? I wonder.

Why do so many shareholders attend company meetings?  Most times, they bother to journey from all over Singapore and dutifully take their seats in the auditorium. 

But during the meeting, when important matters are being put forward for approval, hardly any questions are asked.  

One or two shareholders are allowed to hog the microphone and regale directors with their minor complaints and anecdotes. Or else they can turn rude and make unwarranted accusations  Pity. 

Time is limited and so the meetings end all too soon. Questions that were high in many minds remain unanswered.  

Then it's time for that cheap buffett or bento meal. Everyone then comes alive!  This is exactly what happened today (Sept 26) at the SGX annual general meeting. Long wait for a cheap meal. For relatively well-off shareholders. Sigh.

Recent story:  TAI SIN ELECTRIC: 6% dividend yield, 51-c target price


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