Listed in reverse chronological order
(2023, November 23.) . "China's capital flight: International investors’ journey (back) to the West." ThinkChina. Retrieved from https://www.thinkchina.sg/chinas-capital-flight-international-investors-journey-back-west
(2023, March 30). "Will the Fall of Silicon Valley Bank Change Anything?". NUS BizBeats. Retrieved from https://bizbeat.nus.edu.sg/thought-leadership/article/will-the-fall-of-silicon-valley-bank-change-anything/
(2023, February 21). "Family Offices Turning to Private Markets: A Wise Pivot or Fallacy?". Business Today. Retrieved from https://www.businesstoday.com.my/2023/02/21/family-offices-turning-to-private-markets-a-wise-pivot-or-fallacy/
with Jonathan Reiter. (2023, February 16). "How to regulate stablecoins". The Edge. Retrieved from https://www.theedgesingapore.com/views/cryptocurrency/how-regulate-stablecoins. Re-posted on NUS Biz Beats on March 29, 2023.
(2022, December 20). "Hong Kong and Singapore vying for crypto hub: Price to pay and lessons to learn." ThinkChina. Retrieved from https://www.thinkchina.sg/hong-kong-and-singapore-vying-crypto-hub-price-pay-and-lessons-learn.
with Jonathan Reiter. (2022, December 14). "DeFi in 2022: Historical rhymes and the unavoidable reality of trust". The Edge. Retrieved from https://www.theedgesingapore.com/views/cryptocurrency/defi-2022-historical-rhymes-and-unavoidable-reality-trust. Also republished in CryptoMagazine.Live on December 14, 2022.
(2022, October 3). "Tokenising Digital Assets". NUS BizBeats. Retrieved from https://bizbeat.nus.edu.sg/thought-leadership/article/tokenising-digital-assets/.
(2022, June 6). "Geopolitics affecting HK's financial market. Can Singapore benefit?" ThinkChina. Retrieved from https://www.thinkchina.sg/geopolitics-affecting-hks-financial-market-can-singapore-benefit.
with Jonathan Reiter. (2022, May 25) "Decentralised stablecoins are impossible". The Edge Singapore. Retrieved from https://www.theedgesingapore.com/views/cryptocurrency/decentralised-stablecoins-are-impossible
(2022, January 4) "How much should Singaporean investors care about inflation in the US?". NUS BizBeats. Retrieved from https://bizbeat.nus.edu.sg/thought-leadership/article/how-much-should-singaporean-investors-care-about-inflation-in-the-us/
with Weina Zhang. (2021, August 13) "China's crackdown on cryptocurrencies: Trade-offs between stability and innovation ". ThinkChina. Retrieved from https://www.thinkchina.sg/chinas-crackdown-cryptocurrencies-trade-offs-between-stability-and-innovation
(2021, June 16) "Commentary: Maybe Elon Musk should stop tweeting about Tesla". Channel News Asia. Retrieved from https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/commentary/elon-musk-tesla-cryptocurrency-tweet-share-price-15011606
(2021, May 31), "PayNow + PromptPay = Promising". NUS BizBeats. Retrieved from https://bizbeat.nus.edu.sg/thought-leadership/article/paynow-promptpay-promising/
with Tan Zong Ting. (2021, March 14), "The costs of doing your own trades." The Straits Times. Retrieved from https://www.straitstimes.com/business/invest/the-costs-of-doing-your-own-trades.
(2021, March 1), "GameStop and the gamification of retail speculation". NUS News. Retrieved from https://news.nus.edu.sg/gamestop-and-the-gamification-of-retail-speculation/.
with Weina Zhang. (2021, February 9), "Wall Street, foreign investment hankering for China deals despite US sanctions." ThinkChina. Retrieved from https://www.thinkchina.sg/wall-street-foreign-investment-hankering-china-deals-despite-us-sanctions. Also on NUS News, Retrieved from https://bizbeat.nus.edu.sg/thought-leadership/article/is-the-tide-of-hostile-sino-american-relations-turning/
(2021, January 5), "3 stock market risks to watch out for in 2021." The Fifth Person. Retrieved from https://fifthperson.com/3-risks-stock-market-2021/.
(2020, December 18), "Looking Back at 2020 with 20/20." The Fifth Person. Retrieved from https://fifthperson.com/looking-back-at-2020/.
(2020, July 19), "Let's Get Real with Real Estate." The Straits Times. Retrieved from https://www.straitstimes.com/business/invest/lets-get-real-with-real-estate.
(2020, July 9), "S-E Asia still has room in monetary policy arsenal". The Star. Retrieved from https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2020/07/09/s-e-asia-still-has-room-in-monetary-policy-arsenal.
with Emir Hrnjic. (2020, June 19) , "Did Islamic equity funds outperform?" The Star. Retrieved from https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2020/06/19/did-islamic-equity-funds-outperform#cxrecs_s . Re-printed in Bosnian 1, 2, 3.
(2019, September 16). "The One Reason Why AI/ML for AML/KYC has failed (so far)". Medium: Machine Learning. Retrieved from https://medium.com/@BenCharoenwong/the-one-reason-why-machine-learning-for-aml-kyc-has-failed-so-far-38e3388ad85c
(2018, December 31). "Why do Economic Research in Singapore?". Medium. Retrieved from https://medium.com/@BenCharoenwong/why-do-economic-research-in-singapore-73dacc7c60fa
(2015, December 13). "You Don't Have to be Good at What You Do". Medium. Retrieved from https://medium.com/@BenCharoenwong/you-don-t-have-to-be-good-at-what-you-do-e185955219d0
(2015, December 8). "We Still Need Economic Models to Learn From Big Data". Medium. Retrieved from https://medium.com/@BenCharoenwong/we-still-need-economic-models-to-learn-from-big-data-9cce197c736e
(2012, December 5). "Missing Half the Market in the Call for More Corporate Social Responsibility". Medium. Retrieved from https://medium.com/@BenCharoenwong/missing-half-the-market-in-the-call-for-more-corporate-social-responsibility-d0b8ad42af5c
References/Quotes in Articles by Others
This set of articles features some of my comments in reverse chronological order. Typically, I am asked a question to which I provide an answer, and the article's author may selectively select parts or paraphrase my answer. I usually request explicitly for none of my answers to be misrepresented, but I do not have the final say in that process.
Su, Jason and Tom Wesbrook. (2023, November 29). "China sees an ETF boom as investors wait for stocks to trough." Reuters. Retrieved from https://www.reuters.com/markets/asia/china-sees-an-etf-boom-investors-wait-stocks-trough-2023-11-29/.
Shanghai Newsroom. (2023, November 27). "China approves first batch of consumption-related REITs." Reuters. Retrieved from https://www.reuters.com/markets/asia/china-regulator-approves-first-batch-consumption-related-reits-2023-11-27/.
Ng, Abigail. (2023, November 3). "MAS penalties on DBS won’t set the bank back, analysts say." Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved from https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/dbs-mas-penalties-minor-setback-analysts-3892866.
Liu, Yifan. (2023, October 27). "Virtually painful." China Daily. Retrieved from https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202310/27/WS653b4da2a31090682a5eb1d3.html
王阳发. (2023, October 22). "泰国政局趋稳 市场将迎来更多泰国公司SDR." (Thailand’s political situation stabilizes and the market will welcome more SDRs from Thai companies) Lianhe Zaobao. Retrieved from https://www.zaobao.com.sg/finance/singapore/story20231022-1444921. (Comments were originally provided in English then translated by the publisher.)
Yuit, Chor Khieng. (2023, October 5). "More Thai stocks to trade on SGX through depository receipts amid rising interest". The Straits Times. Retrieved from https://www.straitstimes.com/business/more-thai-stocks-to-trade-on-sgx-through-depository-receipts-amid-rising-interest.
Stadelmann, Kadan. (2023, September 26). "Asia’s crypto clarity is a competitive advantage over the US". Deeptech Times. Retrieved from https://deeptechtimes.com/2023/09/26/asias-crypto-clarity-is-a-competitive-advantage-over-the-us/.
Mustapha, Azeez (2023, September 6). "Asia's Drive for Cryptocurrency Clarity Amidst Regulatory Ambiguity in the U.S." ADVFN Financial News. Retrieved from https://uk.advfn.com/newspaper/azeez-mustapha/70932/asia-s-drive-for-cryptocurrency-clarity-amidst-regulatory-ambiguity-in-the-u-s.
Wong, Zenith (2023, August 22). "Consider tightening regulations on financial advisers." Business Times. Retrieved from https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/opinion-features/consider-tightening-regulations-financial-advisers.
Chiang, Sheila (2023, August 18). "Asia promotes crypto clarity amid regulatory uncertainty in the U.S." CNBC Asia. Retrieved from https://www.cnbc.com/2023/08/17/asia-promotes-crypto-clarity-amid-regulatory-uncertainty-in-the-us.html, https://www.bangkokbiznews.com/finance/cryptocurrency/1084035, https://www.msn.com/en-my/money/markets/asia-promotes-crypto-clarity-amid-regulatory-uncertainty-in-the-u-s/ar-AA1fmYqL
Huang, Xiuhui (黄琇惠) (2023, August 4). "金融网红献策 粉丝切莫偏听." (Financial Internet celebrities offer advice, fans should not listen to it). Lianhe Zaobao. Retrieved from https://www.zaobao.com/finance/singapore/story20230730-1418143
Lee, Gabriel (2023, May 18). "Explainer: What is cryptocurrency mining and how does it hurt the environment?" Eco-Business. Retrieved from https://www.eco-business.com/news/explainer-what-is-cryptocurrency-mining-and-how-does-it-hurt-the-environment/.
FintechNews Singapore (2023, May 12). "NUS Partners LSEG to Strengthen Business Students’ Education, Research Skills." FintechNewsSG. Retrieved from https://fintechnews.sg/72561/fintech/nus-partners-lseg-to-strengthen-business-students-education-research-skills/. Also available on LSEG website at https://www.lseg.com/en/media-centre/press-releases/2023/national-university-of-singapore-business-school-collaboration.
Soon, Weilun and Elaine Yu (2023, March 27). "." Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from https://www.wsj.com/articles/huobis-new-boss-shakes-up-crypto-firm-with-china-plan-94d65efb.
Lee, Su Shyan (2023, March 5). "Alternative investments for accredited investors." The Straits Times - In the Money. Retrieved from https://www.straitstimes.com/business/invest/alternative-investments-for-accredited-investors
Li, Xiaoyu (李晓渝) (2022, November 8). "【财经分析】新加坡推动打造加密资产枢纽 中资机构或可抓住机遇". (新华财经). Retrieved from https://bm.cnfic.com.cn/sharing/share/articleDetail/163895303/1.. Reposted in The Star Malaysia here.
Huang, Xiuhui. (2022, August 16). "信贷中心：消费模式趋正常 次季贷款申请接近疫前水平". Zaobao (联合早报). Retrieved from https://www.zaobao.com.sg/finance/singapore/story20220816-1303351.
Chiang, Sheila. (2022, May 25). "When crypto crashes, what happens to crypto payments?" The Ken. Retrieved from https://the-ken.com/story/when-crypto-crashes-what-happens-to-crypto-payments/.
Lim, Paige. (2022, April 25). "SMEs find niche role for crypto payments". The Business Times. Retrieved from https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/sme/smes-find-niche-role-for-crypto-payments.
Chern, Kan Wang. (2022, January 21). "MAS ban on promoting crypto activities to public necessary, say experts." The Straits Times. Retrieved from https://www.straitstimes.com/business/companies-markets/mas-ban-on-promoting-crypto-activities-to-public-necessary-say-experts.
Peer, Mathias. (2021, October 18). "So will Singapur zu Asiens Kryptohauptstadt werden". Handelsblatt. Retrieved from https://www.handelsblatt.com/politik/international/verbot-in-china-so-will-singapur-zu-asiens-kryptohauptstadt-werden/27686366.html. Note: Article in German but quotes given in English.
Lim, Joyce. (2021, October 1). "MAS grants crypto licences to DBS unit and Australian exchange; more licences expected to be issued". The Straits Times. Retrieved from https://www.straitstimes.com/business/banking/mas-grants-crypto-licences-to-dbs-and-australian-exchange-more-licences-expected-to.
Ang, Prisea. (2021, September 27). "PayNow tie-ups spur competition in cross-border payments scene". The Straits Times. Retrieved from https://www.straitstimes.com/business/banking/paynow-tie-ups-spur-competition-in-cross-border-payments-scene. (Reprinted in Thai at ThaiBizSingapore and TechTelegraph UK.)
Lim, Joyce. (2021, July 19). "Hard for digital currency to catch on as form of payment in Singapore." The Straits Times. Retrieved from https://www.straitstimes.com/business/companies-markets/hard-for-digital-currency-to-catch-on-as-form-of-payment-in-singapore and https://www.straitstimes.com/business/invest/hard-for-digital-currency-to-catch-on-as-form-of-payment-here
Lim, Joyce. (2021, January 14). "Record number of companies put on MAS alert list last year". The Straits Times. Retrieved from https://www.straitstimes.com/business/companies-markets/record-number-of-companies-put-on-mas-alert-list-last-year.
Abdullah, Zhaki. (2021, April 2). "Gotta collect ‘em all: Pokemon, sports trading card boom spreads to Singapore". Channel News Asia. Retrieved from https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/trading-card-boom-pokemon-sports-cards-collectibles-ebay-14496540
Ng, Desmond. (2020, September 12). "Unable to resist a bargain, more Singaporeans turn to stock market amid COVID-19". CNA Insider. Retrieved from https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/cnainsider/bargain-more-singaporeans-trading-shares-stock-market-covid-19-13103664.
(2023, August). "Introduction to Foreign Exchange Markets." SME Financial Empowerment (IFC and UNDP with public-private support from Global Fintech Institute (GFI), SMU, ANT Group and other institutions).
with Victor de Wever and Frédéric Philippot. (2021, August 8), "5 myths about diversifying investments". The Straits Times. Retrieved from https://www.straitstimes.com/business/invest/5-myths-about-diversifying-investments
(2021, July 28), "Metadata: A Summary of Financial Statement Reporting Frequencies around the World". Medium. Retrieved from https://medium.com/@BenCharoenwong/metadata-a-summary-of-financial-statement-reporting-frequencies-around-the-world-8369c5a2b6ee
with Sai Teja Aravapalli (2020, July 29), "Promises and pitfalls of Simple Moving Average Strategies". Kuvera. Retrieved from https://kuvera.in/blog/promises-and-pitfalls-of-simple-moving-average-strategies/
(2020, March 29), "Teaching during COVID-19". Medium: Age of Awareness. Retrieved from https://medium.com/age-of-awareness/teaching-during-covid-19-8a28498ec92
(2018, June 24). "What is asset allocation?". The Straits Times. Retrieved from https://www.straitstimes.com/business/invest/what-is-asset-allocation-0
(2020, March 28). "Advice for Recorded Presentations". Medium. Retrieved from https://medium.com/@BenCharoenwong/advice-for-recorded-presentations-78e3caea6a9b
(Radio, Podcasts, Videos, Webinars, and Reference Material/Notes)
I try to cite all the references I make, from facts to research, during discussions. You may find the reference write-ups below in case you are interested in any of the research that I mention. In addition, I provide a link to the discussion if it were recorded and publicly available.
(2022, September 8), "Bite of NUS." NUS Business School Youtube Channel. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQc6ginchZ8
(2023, July 20). "Syfe 2023 Mid-Year Market Outlook and AI: Hype or Reality?". Syfe. (>500 registrants, >100 attendees)
(2023, February 7). "Regtech Research with Ben Charoenwong | E263". FintechImpact. https://jasonpereira.ca/all-content-jason-pereira-toronto/regtech-research-with-ben-charoenwong-e263
(2022, November 4). "Heart of the Matter - S3E17: Why has cryptocurrency gone from rock star to rocky ride?". Channel News Asia Heart of the Matter. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/listen/heart-matter/why-has-cryptocurrency-gone-rock-star-rocky-ride-3043051
(2022, February 28). "Money mind: 5 things you need to know about rising interest rates. Channel News Asia. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/listen/money-mind/5-things-you-need-know-about-rising-interest-rates-ep-14-2524371.
(2022, February 12) . "Money Mind 2021/2022 - S1E38: Budget Wishlist". Channel News Asia Money Mind. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/watch/money-mind-2021.
(2021, November 15) "5 things you need to know about retirement planning." Channel News Asia Money Mind. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/listen/money-mind/5-things-you-need-know-about-retirement-planning-ep-12-2313416
(2021, August 16). "Explosion of value in collectible trading cards." Power98 Radio.
(2021, March 15). "Spotting a stock market bubble and how investors can shield themselves EP 3". Channel News Asia Money Mind. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/podcasts/money-mind/spotting-a-stock-market-bubble-and-how-investors-can-shield-14408742.
(2021, January 7). "Behind The Poker Face: Chia Teck Leng", hosted by Money 98.3 FM. Video here.
(2020, August 6), "Behavioral Science in Financial Policy-making", hosted by the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum. Event was closed-doored and not recorded per OMFIF rules. These references contain no confidential information.