CES Talk on: Saving the Main Street from COVID-19: Central Bank's Lending Against Guaranteed Loans 
Speaker: Associate Professor Dr Wong Chin Yoong
Date: 1st June 2020 (Monday)
Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm
Platform: Google Meet
Joining info: Join with Google Meet: meet.google.com/ryv-nijq-ixa
Join by phone: +1 513-818-1292 (PIN: 876858029)
CPD: 1 
Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has set up the RM5 billion Special Relief Facility to assist Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to cope with the Covid-19 outbreak. Being partially guaranteed and small in size, however, the loan facility won’t be accessible to many SMEs in need. We propose a solution that allows banks to borrow against the guaranteed loans pledged to BNM for further loans disbursement to SMEs. This measure, which resembles real bills doctrine, meaningfully eases SMEs financing pain without inviting moral hazard and uncontrollable inflation.  

 Wong Chin-Yoong is an associate professor in Department of Economics, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia, and Visiting Professor in University of Sanya, China. Besides, he is an Economic Advisor in Institute of Strategic Analysis and Policy Research, Malaysia (INSAP) and member of Huazong Economic Research Committee (华总经济研究委员会). He has been invited as Associate Research Fellow of Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) and his research works often intertwine issues in international macro, trade, and finance, development economics, environmental economics, and political economics in macroeconomic models with policy orientation. He has published widely in international reputable journals such as Economics Letters, China Economic Review, Economic Modelling, International Review of Economics and Finance, Review of Development Economics, Economic Systems, North American Journal of Economics and Finance, among others. He appears regularly on media as guest speaker and commentator, and has been consulted for academic inputs by private and public entities.


 Talk on:Tips to Raise Your Research Visibility

 Speaker:  Dr. Hj Abdul Rahim Hj Ridzuan
 Date: 24 April 2020 (Friday) 
 Time: 2.30pm – 4.00 pm 
 Platform: Microsoft Teams (Code: tneiiet)
Research Visibility explains the importance of being visible as academician. The speaker will share relevant platform that can enhance the visibility of the lecturer such as Research gate, Google Scholar, Facebook etc. Visibility indeed creates more opportunities and help to lecturer's career advancement. Overall, we believe that this talk could serve the academicians to remain visible in research via relevant platforms especially during this movement control order (MCO) period. 

Dr. Hj Abdul Rahim Hj Ridzuan received the award for ‘Anugerah Ahli Akademik Harapan’ (Kelompok Pengurusan dan Perniagaan) 2018 for his outstanding performance. He is a senior lecturer from Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka campus. He pursue his Degree in Economics, Specializing In International Economics at Universiti Multimedia, Melaka and then continues his Master Degree, Specializing in International Economics at Universiti Putra Malaysia. After working 5 years at UiTM Melaka, he received SLAB/SLAI scholarship to pursue his PhD in International Economics at Universiti Sains Malaysia. He managed to complete his studies within 2 years and half and received Graduate on Time Award. He is currently acting as a Co-supervisor and has been appointed as a Visiting Fellow at Fakultas Ekonomi and Bisnis of Universiti Airlangga, Indonesia as well as Visiting Fellow at Faculty of Administrative Science and Economy of Trakya University, Turkey. He is an avid researcher with more than 50 publications refereed and indexes journals, proceedings, chapters in book, newsletters and others. He has obtained more than RM600k research grants at national level and has won more than 18 gold and 5 special awards from both local and international innovation competitions. At the university level, he has won more than 15 awards such as Best Article award, Anugerah Khas Rektor for General Publication category, Index Publication awards, Consultation awards and many more. 

CES Research Talk on: Research on Effecting Factors of Agricultural Product Price in China 

 Speaker: Visiting Scholar Dr. Zhuang Yan 
 Date: 21 November 2019 (Thursday) 
 Time: 11.00am – 12.00 pm 
 Venue: H210  

There are three parts of this talk. Firstly, introduction to Heilongjiang province Harbin City and Harbin University of Commerce. Secondly, sharing the research results on the factors affecting the price fluctuation of agricultural products in China. In this part, the research process and results will be explained from the vertical and horizontal perspectives. Lastly, some research issues she will focus on during her visit. 

Speaker’s biography:
Dr. Zhuang Yan is a visiting scholar in FBF from September 2019 to August 2020, who comes from Harbin University of Commerce, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, China. Her research areas are as followings: 1)Changes in Price ,Interest rate and exchange rate; 2)Monetary Policy and Financial system ; 3)International Finance and risk management.

CBM & CES ResearchTalk:Medical Tourism in Malaysia: Synopsis (18 September 2019)

Speaker: Dr. Lai Yew Wah
Venue: IDK3, I-Block, UTAR Kampar Campus 
Time: 10am - 12pm

CES ResearchTalk:Real Estate Forum: Housing Market, Employment and Home Ownership: Current and Future (20 June 2019)

Speakers: Mah Sing Group Berhad CEO Datuk Ho Hon Sang, Beneton Properties Sdn Bhd Development Director Lee Yuk Chong, Suntrack Development Sdn Bhd CEO James Tan, Rabin & Associates Managing Partner Rabinder Singh, Arcadis (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd Executive Director Jeffrey Lim and ESD Greentech Sdn Bhd Consulting Director Ar Kevin Teh.

Venue:IDK2, I-Block, UTAR Kampar Campus

CES ResearchTalk: Are Malaysian Workers Really Paid Unfairly (10 April 2019)
Speaker: Associate Professor Dr Wong Chin Yoong
Venue: H220, H-Block, UTAR Kampar Campus 

CES ResearchTalk: Are Malaysian Workers Really Paid Unfairly (10 April 2019)
Speaker: Associate Professor Dr Wong Chin Yoong
Venue: H220, H-Block, UTAR Kampar Campus 

Talk: Retire Rich or Retire Poor? Achieve Your Financial Freedom at a Happy Age (28 February 2019)
Speaker: Ms. Shirley Yap
Venue: H215, H-Block, UTAR Kampar Campus 

CES Research Talk: Ethnic Groups in Malaysia: A Structural Equation Modeling (15 January 2019)
Speaker: Dr Abdelhak Senadjki
Venue: H209, H-Block, UTAR Kampar Campus 

CES Talk: Fintech Sectors (7 November 2018)
Speaker: Mr. Jimmy Tee
Venue: IDK 4, I-Block, UTAR Kampar Campus 

Workshop: EViews Workshop on Linear Probability Model: Logit and Probit (27 August 2018)
Speaker: Ms. Koay Ying Yin
Venue: H210, H-Block, UTAR Kampar Campus 

CES Research Talk: FinTech -- The Future of Financial Industry (27 July 2018)
Speaker: Mr. Alex Yeoh
Time: 11 A.M. - 12.30 P.M. 
Venue: IDK 5, I-Block, UTAR Kampar Campus 
CPD: 1.5 Hours

Public Lecture:  Public Administration in Malaysia (27 June 2018)

Speaker: Mr. Abdul Qadir Siddiq (The Chief of Finance Section at Penang State Health Department) 
Date/Time: 27 June 2018 (Wednesday), 9.30 A.M. - 12.00 P.M. 
Venue: A003, A-Block (Heritage Hall), UTAR Kampar Campus

Admission: Free 

CES Research Talk:  Good-bye GST, Hello SST for Malaysia (8 June 2018)

Speaker: Associate Professor Dr Wong Chin Yoong
Date/Time: 8 June 2018 (Friday), 11 A.M. - 12.30 P.M. 
Venue: H209, H-Block (Faculty of Business & Finance), UTAR Kampar Campus 

CPD Hour: 1.5

CES Research Talk:  Why It Doesn't Feel Like a 6.2% Growth Rate? (19 April 2018)

Speaker: Associate Professor Dr Wong Chin Yoong
Date/Time: 19 April 2018 (Thursday), 11 A.M. - 12.30 P.M. 
Venue: H210, H-Block (Faculty of Business & Finance), UTAR Kampar Campus 

CPD Hour: 1.5

CES Research Talk:  The Rise of Renewable Energy Protectionism: Emerging Trends in High-Tech Solar Photovoltaic Trade Conflicts (15 March 2018)

Speaker: Assistant Professor Dr Au Yong Hui Nee
Date/Time: 15 March 2018 (Thursday), 2 P.M. - 3.30 P.M. 
Venue: E104, E-Block, UTAR Kampar Campus 

CPD Hour: 1.5