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The impact of superstition: Writing on the wall

Superstitions might seem a harmless quirk, but when they start to affect asset prices they have an impact on national development and welfare.


Alibaba’s New York IPO: A watershed for China and a wake-up call for Asia

Chinese e-commerce giant picks NYSE for its mega-IPO - set to be one of the largest in history. What does this mean for Asian markets?



The power of the humble CEO

Being humble doesn't mean being weak. In fact bosses who empower their employees, and are open to feedback often deliver the best results.


The Volcker Rule‘s unintended consequences

A key US regulation intended to reduce bank risk-taking has in fact only shifted banking speculation to other areas, says Associate Professor Jussi Keppo.


Asia 'poised to lead' in a post-crisis world

William H. Strong, former co-CEO for Asia Pacific at Morgan Stanley, gives his outlook on the region's future prospects in the wake of the global financial crisis.



Why cost effective service excellence isn't an oxymoron

In our Driving Growth series, NUS Professor Jochen Wirtz explains strategies growth leaders can pursue to deliver top quality service while at the same time cutting costs.



Central banking after the crisis: The challenges ahead

Dr Duvvuri Subbarao, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, examines the failures of central banks that led to the global financial crisis and the lessons for moving forward.


Effective referral reward programmes in the digital era

With a growing number of firms offering "refer a friend" promotions online, understanding how conumers view and react to them is essential for building effective programmes.


Five lessons from Apple for China buyers

Associate Professor Neale O'Connor says the way Apple managers its China-based suppliers offers essential lessons for buyers in any industry.


The dollar’s dominance: Here to stay

Why the financial crisis, which began in the US, has paradoxically ended up strengthening the US dollar's status.



Boards hijacked by corporate governance

Associate Professor Lawrence Loh says boards must not lose sight of business and strategy as they work to enhance corporate governance.