03 April 2015 | General News

Ambassador K Kesavapany, from Asia Research Institute at NUS, highlighted that Indian Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi shares several of Mr Lee Kuan Yew's ideals in improving the lot of their people, and noted that in the realm of foreign policy, similarities of approach can also be found in the early initiatives of the two leaders.

03 April 2015 | General News

At the 'Union Budget of India 2015: Modi Government's Economic Vision and the Road Ahead' panel discussion organised by the Institute of South Asian Studies at NUS, India's High Commissioner to Singapore HE Ms Vijay Thakur Singh emphasised that the Budget laid out a roadmap for long-term growth, spelt out steps to promote the ease of doing business in the country, and sought to catalyse infrastructure investments for India.

02 April 2015 | General News

Discussing his views on the emergence of China as a rising power and how this would affect the region and the world over the next 50 years, Prof Wang Gungwu, Chairman of the East Asian Institute at NUS, opined that China now possesses the conditions that will allow it to return to its 'centre of the world' status.

01 April 2015 | General News

Prof Tommy Koh, Special Adviser to the Institute of Policy Studies, opined that the intra-ethnic and racial riots of the past seem unthinkable today due to concerted efforts to rein in the tribal instinct and vigil maintenance.

01 April 2015 | General News

Assoc Prof Mak Yuan Teen from NUS Business School and his co-author Mr Chew Yi Hong opined that issuers, regulators, shareholders, service providers and other stakeholders can all play a role in enhancing shareholder participation in general meetings and in making these meetings more effective.

31 March 2015 | General News

The 2015 Singapore Health Inspirational Patient and Caregiver Award organised by the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre recognised 23 patients for their bravery and positivity as they faced serious illnesses and awarded nine caregivers for their determination to help their loved ones overcome health problems.

31 March 2015 | General News

NUS has appointed three new members to its Board of Trustees (BOT), for terms beginning on 1 April 2015. They are Mr Goh Choon Phong, Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Airlines; Mr Chaly Mah Chee Kheong, Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Asia Pacific; and Mr Ng Wai King, Joint Managing Partner of WongPartnership.

Three members of the NUS BOT stepped down on 31 March 2015. They are Prof Saw Swee Hock, Professorial Fellow of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies; Mr Paul Ma, Chairman of Mapletree Logistics Trust Management Ltd; and Mr Davinder Singh, Senior Counsel and Chief Executive Officer of Drew & Napier LLC.

31 March 2015 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, discussed the idea of 'Asian values' and how the West has viewed Asia over the years. He noted that China's rise and the expansion of the political influences in the surrounding region will lead to the contention affecting the other Asian societies, especially that of East Asia.

31 March 2015 | General News

NUS, the Government of Andhra Pradesh and the Confederation of Indian Industries signed an MoU to collaborate on developing a master plan which aims to draw more business investors and enhance the economic competitiveness of the Andhra Pradesh state of India. To this end, NUS will consult with investors from the private sector, senior government officials and India's business leaders to put together a special report on policy recommendations.

30 March 2015 | Research, General News

The Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI), which is compiled by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS, declined 0.3 per cent last month compared with January. The SRPI comprises sub-indices covering prices in the central and suburban regions, along with small units.