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Smes And Economic Integration In Southeast AsiaSmes And Economic Integration In Southeast Asia by Lee, Cassey; Dionisius Narjoko; Sothea Oum (Eds.)

Small and medium-sized enterprises account for about 97-99 per cent of total enterprises and 60-80 per cent of total employment in ASEAN countries. The participation of SMEs is thus crucial for achieving greater regional economic integration amongst ASEAN countries. SMEs are, however, often constrained by many disadvantages that limit their abilities to become importers and exporters. This is well documented in the research literature on trade and firm size. This volume contains selected ASEAN country studies on the participation of SMEs in regional economic integration based on primary microdata. This is supplemented by empirical studies on the role played by East Asian multinational enterprises in the region.

Effective Asian Leadership: Today And Tomorrow by Yung, Janet; Serene Ong

This book attempts to provide insights on what makes a successful leader by getting the perspectives of over a hundred leaders across diverse cultures, industries and levels in Asia. She hopes that the real-life examples and success stories will inspire, motivate and enrich her readers and clients.

Start Up Guide: SingaporeStart Up Guide: Singapore by

Startup Guide is stepping into new continents and this time it's Asia! Soon we'll be launching our first book in Asia in Singapore. With its small but dense ecosystem, Singapore has become a startup hub and launchpad for entrepreneurs in the Southeast Asian region. And we're proud to now be joining the lively community.

Secret Conversations With Trading Tycoons: Uncovering Timeless Wisdom From TheSecret Conversations With Trading Tycoons: Uncovering Timeless Wisdom From The by Singh, Mario

This book assembles 12 top traders in the world to reveal their time-tested trading secrets. Considered among the world's greatest financial minds, these luminaries share their philosophy, wisdom and winning strategies in trading and investing.

Brand Playbook: 88 Game-Changing Strategies And Ideas To Win In The Marketplace by Joseph, Jerome

Global speaker, best-selling author and Brand Strategist Jerome Joseph takes you through various strategies and ideas that he has used in his 22+ years of brand consulting, unearthing some of the secrets of the world's best brands as well as strategies that he has used in his career.

Job, The: Work And Its Future In A Time Of Radical ChangeJob, The: Work And Its Future In A Time Of Radical Change by Shell, Ellen Ruppel

Critically acclaimed journalist Ellen Ruppel Shell uncovers the true cost--political, economic, social, and personal--of America's mounting anxiety over jobs, and what we can do to regain control over our working lives. Since 1973, our productivity has grown almost six times faster than our wages. Most of us rank so far below the top earners in the country that the "winners" might as well inhabit another planet. But work is about much more than earning a living. Work gives us our identity, and a sense of purpose and place in this world. And yet, work as we know it is under siege. Through exhaustive reporting and keen analysis, The Job reveals the startling truths and unveils the pervasive myths that have colored our thinking on one of the most urgent issues of our day: how to build good work in a globalized and digitalized world where middle class jobs seem to be slipping away.

Expertise Economy, The: How The Smartest Companies Use Learning To Engage, Compete, And SucceedExpertise Economy, The: How The Smartest Companies Use Learning To Engage, Compete, And Succeed by Palmer, Kelly; David Blake

The workplace is going through a large-scale transition with digitization, automation, and acceleration. Critical skills and expertise are imperative for companies and their employees to succeed in the future, and the most forward-thinking companies are being proactive in adapting to the shift in the workforce. Kelly Palmer, Silicon Valley thought-leader from LinkedIn, Degreed, and Yahoo, and David Blake, co-founder of Ed-tech pioneer Degreed, share their experiences and describe how some of the smartest companies in the world are making learning and expertise a major competitive advantage.

Dare To Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole HeartsDare To Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts by Brown, Brene

In her #1 NYT bestsellers, Brene Brown taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers and culture shifters, she's showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead. How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders? And, how do you embed the value of courage in your culture? Dare to Lead answers these questions and gives us actionable strategies and real examples from her new research-based, courage-building programme.

Asian Corporate Governance: Trends And ChallengesAsian Corporate Governance: Trends And Challenges by Yoshikawa, Toru

This Element aims to achieve three objectives. First, it explores some key institutional characteristics of several Asian economies that are relevant to corporate governance practices. Second, it reviews corporate governance codes or rules in those economies and examines levels of requirements in terms of formal rules. Third, this Element looks at recent trends related to corporate governance such as executive compensation and a proportion of independent directors on boards of large listed firms.

Beyond Debt: Islamic Experiments In Global FinanceBeyond Debt: Islamic Experiments In Global Finance by Rudnyckyj, Daromir

Recent economic crises have made the centrality of debt, and the instability it creates, increasingly apparent. This realization has led to cries for change-yet there is little popular awareness of possible alternatives. Beyond Debt describes efforts to create a transnational economy free of debt. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Malaysia, Daromir Rudnyckyj illustrates how the state, led by the central bank, seeks to make the country's capital Kuala Lumpur "the New York of the Muslim world"-the central node of global financial activity conducted in accordance with Islam. Rudnyckyj shows how Islamic financial experts have undertaken ambitious experiments to create more stable economies and stronger social solidarities by facilitating risk- and profit-sharing, enhanced entrepreneurial skills, and more collaborative economic action.

Nominating Committee Guide (Corporate Governance Guides For Boards In Singapore) by Singapore Institute Of Directors

Why is gender diversity - or for that matter, Board diversity - important for an effective Board? How does an independent director suddenly lose his "independence" after nine years on the Board? How do directors remove the Board Chairman? The answers to these questions and more are provided in the Nominating Committee Guide, the definitive guide to the roles, duties, challenges and leading practices of NCs. Aimed especially at Singapore-listed companies, the Nominating Committee Guide provides comprehensive coverage of the regulatory and practical aspects of the responsibilities and issues faced by the chairman and members of an NC.

Sunday Emails From A ChairmanSunday Emails From A Chairman by Liew Mun Leong

In this book, Mr Liew Mun Leong, chairman of the Changi Airport Group and of urban and infrastructure consultancy Surbana Jurong Group, shares his thoughts on a wide range of topics, ranging from core values and leadership to the aviation industry.

Decrypted: A Financial Trader's Take On CryptocurrencyDecrypted: A Financial Trader's Take On Cryptocurrency by Leng Hoe Lon

In 2009, an anonymous programmer releases a new method of paying and being paid to the world. No one runs it; no one controls it; no authority verifies it. In this, its creator promises, is a way around banks and governments, around laws and regulations, and around failure itself. Less than a decade on, the technology known as Bitcoin is soaring in demand, and a single unit is valued in the thousands. It has spawned hundreds of clones, and its underlying blockchain technology has created a revolution in computing. It has legally made millionaires of thousands of ordinary people. Decrypted shows you, in plain, no-nonsense terms, exactly how that happened. Cryptocurrency and startup pioneer Leng Hoe Lon walks you through how cryptos like Bitcoin work and get their value, their strengths and weaknesses, their implications for the world... and how they fit in your investment plans. Will you join the cryptocurrency revolution, or ignore it as a passing fad? It's up to you to check out the facts and decide for yourself. This book will show you what you need to know.

Money Secrets: Cruise Your Way To Financial FreedomMoney Secrets: Cruise Your Way To Financial Freedom by Sabnani, Mano

For over 30 years, Mano Sabnani has relentlessly sought to inculcate financial literacy in ordinary, hardworking people and fought for their rights as small shareholders. With his rich experience as a newspaper editor, TV and social media personality, banker, company director and investor, as well as his unwavering concern for the man in the street, Mano has become arguably Singapore's favourite financial captain. Let Mano guide you with his steady hand through the intricacies of financial planning and investment, illuminating the bewildering details and making them easy to understand.

Ethical Investor's Handbook, The: How To Grow Your Money Without Wrecking The EarthEthical Investor's Handbook, The: How To Grow Your Money Without Wrecking The Earth by Strange, Morten

In The Ethical Investor's Handbook, author Morten Strange connects the dots, to show how economics and finance play a direct role in perpetuating this crisis. What can we as individual investors do to avoid wrecking the Earth while growing our wealth? How can we navigate the capital allocation space without compromising our ethical values? It can be done - some of the Big Boys have done it - and this invaluable new book shows us how.

Make It In China: 6 Secrets To Successful SourcingMake It In China: 6 Secrets To Successful Sourcing by Feniger, Steve

What's it really like to do business in China? Bridging East and West, this is a practical guide to succeeding in the most vibrant business environment on the planet! Whether you are a corporate manager seeking to improve your company's performance in Asia, or an entrepreneur looking for your next opportunity, Steve short-circuits your learning curve by sharing with you his sometimes painful experiences and recommending specific solutions. He dismantles the "urban myths" surrounding Chinese suppliers with multiple tricks and tips for sourcing products in China for Western markets. Anyone who wants to buy or source products from China will benefit hugely from this insider's view of what works and what doesn't, so you can accelerate your own business.

Hunting The Killer IdeaHunting The Killer Idea by Mcfarlane, Nick

Killer Ideas. They re out there. Wild, unpredictable and dangerous. So powerful they can stop a person in their tracks, turn a life around, start a revolution, or even change the world. Hunting the Killer Idea takes the intrepid reader through the jungle of the mind as the creative process is brought to life in vivid detail. Examining what it is that makes great ideas stand the test of time as we attempt to capture the essence of creativity. Along the way we talk to those who have hunted down their own Killer Idea and lived to tell the tale. This book is essential reading for anyone who knows they've got a Killer Idea hiding somewhere deep inside and the time to hunt it down has come. Hunting The Killer Idea: Captures the creative process in a fresh, unexpected and compelling way like never seen before.

Promoting Green Local Currency Bonds For Infrastructure Development In Asean+3Promoting Green Local Currency Bonds For Infrastructure Development In Asean+3 by Asian Development Bank

ASEAN+3 policy makers are exploring options to promote green local currency-denominated bonds to meet the region's infrastructure development needs. The Asian Development Bank and the ASEAN+3 are looking to explore options to promote green local currency-denominated bonds to meet the region's infrastructure development needs. Green bonds - supported within the ASEAN+3 framework - would help meet the long-term financing of the region especially in its transition to a low-carbon region. This publication highlights an assessment study of green bond markets in ASEAN+3, identifies the barriers to green bond market development, and proposes recommendations to scale up green bond markets for infrastructure development in ASEAN+3.

Public Financial Management Systems - Sri Lanka: Key Elements From A Financial Management PerspPublic Financial Management Systems - Sri Lanka: Key Elements From A Financial Management Persp by Asian Development Bank

To improve preparation of projects intended for Sri Lanka, project teams and consultants should have a better understanding of the country's financial management systems. This report documents Sri Lanka's financial management systems covering budgeting, funds flow, accounting and reporting, and auditing systems. It provides insights into Sri Lanka's internal control systems, staffing resource capacity, and information technology structure.

Asia Bond Monitor – March 2018Asia Bond Monitor – March 2018 by Asian Development Bank

The Asia Bond Monitor reviews recent developments in East Asian local currency bond markets along with the outlook, risks, and policy options. It covers the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations plus the People's Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; and the Republic of Korea. This issue of the Asia Bond Monitor includes two special discussion boxes. Box 1 discusses the short-term and long-term effects of global monetary policy normalization and the resultant tighter global liquidity in financial markets in the region. Box 2 discusses the effects of tighter global liquidity on financial stability in the region. It highlights the implications of rising interest rates on the region's private debt that accumulated during the low global interest rate environment, and the impacts on the region's aggregate demand and economic growth.