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December 2017

Singapore Chronicles - Finance

  • Ignatius Low

Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies and Straits Times Press

Singapore is one of the premier financial centres in the world. It is one of the biggest markets for the trading of foreign exchange and financial derivatives, and home to hundreds of global financial institutions, from banks and insurers to oil traders and hedge fund managers. This book traces the development of Singapore’s financial sector from its early supporting role in a thriving British colonial trading outpost to its rapid expansion after the nation’s Independence in 1965. It is the story of how policymakers here managed to maintain a reputation for regulation and supervision of a high standard, and yet take risks to innovate boldly and seize global opportunities when they arose.

December 2017

Singapore Chronicles - Policing

  • Asad Latif

Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies and Straits Times Press

Singapore is simultaneously praised for its extraordinary safety and criticised for its draconian laws. This primer seeks to explain Singapore's achievements in creating a law-abiding society by making public peace and well-being as well as security of life, limb and property a centrepiece of the good life. To that end, tough laws exist against crimes such as murder, narcotics, corruption, commercial crime and cybercrime. This book also examines the role played by the prison system, internal security laws and border security in the state's overall approach to preserving a peaceful and secure nation.

December 2017

Singapore Chronicles - Flora and Fauna

  • Wilson Wong

Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies and Straits Times Press

The term “flora and fauna” refers to the plants and animals found in a particular region. Singapore’s primeval vegetation has changed vastly over the past 200 years due to a range of human activities. Yet, Singapore is rich in plant and animal life – as found in the various terrestrial, coastal and marine ecosystems. This book introduces some of the interesting and notable native plants and animals, in addition to highlighting the physical characteristics of each ecosystem and revealing the challenges that plants and animals need to overcome in order to survive. Readers will also get to know what Singapore has done to conserve its unique and precious natural heritage.

Publisher: Journal of General Management, 42(1):5-22

  • Julia C. Becker et al. (with Leong Chan-Hoong)

Publisher: Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48(3):335-352

  • Mathew Mathews
     
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    Paulin Tay Straughan

Publisher: Global Social Welfare, 3(4):269-277 IPS 2016 01-Dec-16 Social Policy in Asia and Singapore http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40609-016-0055-3

Publisher: Singapore: World Scientific for IPS

May 2017

The Twenty- Third Singapore Economic Roundtable

  • Bhaskaran, Manu, Faizal bin Yahya and Lau, Wilfred

Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies

December 2016

The Twenty- Second Singapore Economic Roundtable

  • Bhaskaran, Manu, Faizal bin Yahya and Chang, Zhi Yang

Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies