23 February 2020 | General News

Dr Zhang Weina, Senior Lecturer and Assoc Prof Ruth Tan, Deputy Head, both from the Dept of Finance at NUS Business School explained that an external shock is an unpredictable event that originates outside an economy but is expected to impact it in a significant and visible way. They added that when an external shock hits, it may be timely for fund managers and investors to relook their tactical asset allocation and shift into more promising industries.

The Sunday Times

22 February 2020 | General News

Visiting Associate Professor Tan Khee Giap, Co-Director of the Asia Competitiveness Institute at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, assessed Budget 2020 in light of Singapore’s slow economic growth. He discussed the budget measures taken to deal with various challenges, including those posed by COVID-19 and rapid digitalisation.

Lianhe Zaobao

21 February 2020 | General News

Adjunct Asst Prof Gan Wee Hoe and Prof Chia Kee Seng from the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS discussed the physical and mental well-being steps that can be taken to protect our healthcare workers on the front line of a public health crisis. 

The Straits Times

21 February 2020 | General News

Assoc Prof Sarah Cheah from the Dept of Management and Organisation at NUS Business School opined that innovation comes in many forms. Whether it is internal or open innovation, or innovation driven by technological advances, it is essential for firms to have a robust infrastructure to translate new understanding of customer problems into meaningful products and services. 

The Business Times

20 February 2020 | General News

Ng Chia Wee, a second-year student at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Tembusu College, discussed aspects of Budget 2020 that will pave the way for a brighter future for Singapore, despite the temporary darkness caused by the Covid-19 crisis.

The Straits Times

20 February 2020 | General News

Asst Prof Lawrence Loh, Director of the Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations at NUS Business School, assessed Budget 2020 in terms of four strategic underpinnings: timeliness, needs, change and sustenance. He opined that the budget has balanced more immediate reliefs with longer-haul recharges.

The Business Times

20 February 2020 | General News

Dr Gillian Koh, Deputy Director (Research) and Senior Research Fellow, and Mr Damien Huang, Research Associate, both from the Institute of Policy Studies at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS opined that while guiding principles and increased penalties are effective deterrent measures, human resources managers play an important role in self-monitoring, as well as in maintaining diversity, inclusive and fair employment practices in their organisations.

Lianhe Zaobao

20 February 2020 | General News

Prof Koh Chan Ghee, Director; Prof Leonard Lee, Deputy Director; and Dr Catherine Wong, Research Fellow from the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk at NUS, discussed how in times of emergency, it is difficult to have a clear understanding of the risks involved and how to respond appropriately because of the myriad uncertainties. They opined that the public needs to be mindful not to be vectors of misinformation, distrust, and anti-social behaviour. 

CNA Online

19 February 2020 | General News

Dr Chen Gang of the East Asian Institute at NUS noted that the suddenly outbreak of COVID-19 has greatly affected China’s economy. It not only tested crisis management in China and around the world, but also made the hypothetical decoupling of China from other countries an immediate reality. 

Lianhe Zaobao

18 February 2020 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian from the East Asian Institute at NUS opined that in many societies, serious social governance issues will arise in the face of an epidemic such as SARS in 2003 or the 2019 coronavirus. He noted that the epidemic leads to large-scale psychological panic and although China has taken additional measures, the measures will inevitably be criticised.

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