28 May 2020 | General News

Dr Cai Daolu, Visiting Senior Fellow from the Dept of Strategy and Policy at NUS Business School opined that easing restrictions prematurely may not be an effective policy to reactivate the economy as people simply will not spend if they are afraid of subsequent waves of contagion.

CNA Online

28 May 2020 | General News

Adjunct Asst Prof Cheng Yu-Chao from the Dept of Economics at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences discussed how in the face of fierce market competition, businesses could maintain its current market position and continuously create the competitive advantage.

Lianhe Zaobao

27 May 2020 | General News

NUS has raised $300 million through its first green bond issuance, making it the first university in Asia to issue a green bond. The 10-year notes have a fixed coupon rate of 1.565 per cent and are expected to be rated Aaa by Moody’s. NUS has also launched a new green finance framework to provide the overarching criteria and guidelines for it to enter into green finance transactions such as green bonds and loans.

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27 May 2020 | General News

Assoc Prof Burton Ong, Head of Competition Law Research at the EW Barker Centre for Law and Business at NUS, Mr Tan Hi Lin, Director and Ms Celestine Song, Asst Director, both from the Policy and Markets Division at the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore, discussed the development of e-commerce with the emergence of super apps that make it easier for customers to transact in different markets through a common platform, and the enforcement challenges these platforms pose.

The Straits Times

27 May 2020 | General News

Adjunct Assoc Prof Phua Kai Hong from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS and Visiting Professor at Nazarbayev University, shared his views on how financing healthcare systems amid a pandemic like COVID-19, is raising many challenges for governments.

The Straits Times

26 May 2020 | General News

Primate researchers have called on the authorities to preserve a small forest patch along Upper Thomson Road from further development, as it is one of the feeding grounds for the critically endangered Raffles’ banded langur. Primatologist Dr Andie Ang, from the Dept of Biological Sciences at NUS and a Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund scientist, as well as Research Assistant Ms Sabrina Jabbar, wrote in the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum’s online journal, Nature In Singapore, on 19 May 2020, that while this area is state land and is being used by the Singapore Armed Forces for training, it is not designated as a protected area for conservation.

TODAY

26 May 2020 | Research

A study by the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS, released on 25 May 2020, has shown that Singaporeans are willing to sacrifice some level of privacy amid the coronavirus pandemic in order to keep safe and resume their normal activities as soon as possible, but the type of technology and how it is used will determine public acceptability. The survey also showed that just under half of Singapore residents are agreeable to having their cellphone data tracked without their consent for the sake of contact tracing and that nearly six in ten support the use of CCTV cameras to monitor people’s movements during the circuit breaker period.

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26 May 2020 | Research

A survey is being conducted to help people identify how they feel and match them to various mental health resources. This is meant to help Singaporeans cope with the fallout from COVID-19 and develop long-term emotional and mental resilience. The team, led by the Mind Science Centre, at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine’s Dept of Psychological Medicine and the National University Health System, hopes to gather 1,000 responses and use the data to generate intervention plans for more vulnerable groups.

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26 May 2020 | General News

Prof Kishore Mahbubani, Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Research Institute at NUS and former Dean of the NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, discusses in his latest book “Has China Won?”, the geopolitical contest between China and America which, in recent years has become a theme of feverish speculation among strategic thinkers.

The Straits Times

26 May 2020 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian from the East Asian Institute at NUS shared his views on the relationship between China and US, and how China responds to challenges posed by an increasingly hostile US will also shape it’s standing among other nations.

The Straits Times