10 March 2019 | General News

Dr Zhang Weina, Senior Lecturer and Assoc Prof Ruth Tan, both in the Dept of Finance at NUS Business School, shared that choosing a bond with a certain level of coupon rate can help investors reduce their exposure to interest rate fluctuation. They added that if investors expect the interest rate to increase shortly, it is better to hold bonds with high coupon rates as the price drop will be lower.

The Sunday Times

09 March 2019 | Education

Assoc Prof Irene Ng, Deputy Head of the Dept of Social Work and Ms Nursila Senin, a Research Executive, both at the NUS Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, shared that replacing streaming is an opportunity to address the larger issue of school inequities, and to avoid creating new categories of students and programmes that inevitably spotlight differences.

The Straits Times

08 March 2019 | General News, Community

Prof Tan Tai Yong, President of Yale-NUS College and the Institute of Policy Studies’ sixth S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore, gave a talk on diversity at the IPS-Nathan Lecture Series on 6 March 2019. Prof Tan noted that diversity, once regarded as an obstacle to common identity which had to be managed, is now seen as a key characteristic and strength.

The Straits Times

08 March 2019 | General News

Assoc Prof Nitin Pangarkar from the Dept of Strategy and Policy at NUS Business School pointed out that there is a good possibility that many bondholders will lose most of their investments in Hyflux and the company will at most exist in a reduced form.

Channel NewsAsia Online

07 March 2019 | Education

Dr Kelvin Seah Kah Cheng from the Dept of Economics at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences discussed the merits of subject-based banding and cautioned that with the changes, we might have a situation where the better-performing children and the poorer-performing ones end up clustering separately in certain schools, increasing polarisation and reducing diversity.

The Straits Times

07 March 2019 | General News

Assoc Prof Simon Tay, Professor of International Law at NUS Faculty of Law and Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs opined that as Singapore continues to address climate concerns, the challenge remains for companies to find the sweet spot between making business sense and innovations that are sustainable.

The Business Times

06 March 2019 | General News

Practice Prof Kishore Mahbubani, Senior Advisor at NUS Office of Vice President (University & Global Relations), noted that China is already well on its way towards becoming No. 1, so any unilateral US campaign against Beijing and Chinese companies will fail.

The Straits Times

06 March 2019 | General News

Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen from the Dept of Accounting at NUS Business School felt that the lack of scrutiny has let through companies with questionable business models, and such firms with poor business models are more likely to turn to fraud to generate results.

The Business Times

06 March 2019 | Research

Assoc Prof Ong Soh Khim from the Dept of Mechanical Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering said that the application of augmented reality has evolved from gaming and entertainment, to greater applications today, such as assisting with computer assembly of things and as a visualisation tool that helps others to understand engineering concepts better.

Lianhe Zaobao

05 March 2019 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS examined the outsized role played by the stock market and property market in China's politics. He opined that capital should be diverted from the property market to the stock market so as to avoid a property bubble that could threaten the country's stability.

Lianhe Zaobao