18 December 2018 | General News

NUS Business School students Aw Kwan Hong, Harsimran Kaur D/O Arwinderjit Singh, Wong Kar Lye and Xu Zihao discussed the expansion of construction company QXY Resources. From a five-man building refurbishment contractor in 2004, QXY has since grown its service offerings and expanded its operations to become a main contractor today.

The Business Times

18 December 2018 | General News

Professor Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS discussed how the bureaucracy of China has a dual responsibility: one to the powers above them and the other to the people whom they rule. He also shared his views on how these responsibilities should be discharged for peace and stability in China.

Lianhe Zaobao

18 December 2018 | Research, General News

Asst Prof Adelle Yang from the Dept of Marketing at NUS Business School discussed the results of a study conducted with peers from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business on how people decide what to buy and how they make decisions when purchasing gifts for others.

Channel NewsAsia Online

18 December 2018 | General News

Prof Eric Finkelstein, Director of the Lien Centre for Palliative Care at Duke NUS Medical School, noted that while published fee benchmarks for private sector professional fees will have the intended effect on cost containment, the upward pressure on prices will continue due to increasingly generous insurance coverage, an aging population, and rising rates of chronic disease, owing in large part to poor diets and inactivity. He opined that addressing these risk factors would be the surest way to contain rising medical costs.

TODAY

17 December 2018 | Research

A Singapore study by Duke-NUS Medical School tracked 40,000 people over an average of 12.7 years and found that both insufficient and excessive sleep increased a person’s risk of death, especially from heart attacks and stroke. This refers to people who usually slept less than five hours or more than nine hours a night.

The Straits Times, Berita Harian

17 December 2018 | General News

Prof Dr Ronojoy Sen of the Institute of South Asian Studies at NUS opined that India’s state poll results which showed opposition Congress party leading the race, represented a coming of age for Rahul Gandhi, the party president who has often been dismissed as a lightweight. The results will ring alarm bells for India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party as it heads into general elections in early 2019.

TODAY

15 December 2018 | Education

36 students have graduated from the second batch of the three-month National Collaborative Prescribing Programme on 14 December 2018, bringing the total number of graduates to 74 since its inaugural cohort in July 2018. The programme is co-hosted by Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies and Dept of Pharmacy at NUS Faculty of Science.

Lianhe Zaobao

15 December 2018 | General News

Prof Tommy Koh, Chairman of the Centre for International Law at NUS Faculty of Law and Rector of Tembusu College at NUS, opined that the United Nations and Asean are natural partners and both have mutually supportive roles in promoting global peace and a rules-based international order.

The Straits Times

14 December 2018 | General News

Dr Yu Hong, Senior Research Fellow from East Asian Institute at NUS examined the plan for China's Hainan province to become a free trade port and what the project can learn from Singapore's experience.

Lianhe Zaobao

13 December 2018 | Research

A new study by NUS Business School showed that paying for purchases via a QR code has quickly gained traction among consumers in Singapore, and this has largely benefited small merchants. The study found that the amount and number of PayLah transactions jumped after DBS Bank added this mode of cashless transaction in April 2017.

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