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Banks are businesses that accept money in the form of savings or current accounts, collect and pay cheques issued by account holders, and make loans (Banking Act). This can take the form of traditional banking or Internet banking.

There are commercial banks such as local and foreign banks, financial holding companies, merchant banks, finance companies and coops.

Finance covers a wide range of services and institutions such as banks that work with funds. Others included in the term are money changers, money brokers, exchanges, clearing houses, and financial advising.

The common aspect is money.

Subjects in Banking and Finance include:

  1. Central banking
  2. Retail and investment banking
  3. Savings and current accounts
  4. Electronic and Internet banking
  5. Personal finance including wealth management and financial planning
  6. Corporate finance
  7. Risk management
  8. Foreign exchange
  9. Fund management
  10. Financial economics and econometrics
  11. Financial intermediaries and markets
  12. Financial regulation
  13. International finance
  14. Insurance
  15. Reinsurance
  16. Monetary policy

Topics/Course Guides

Management and Top Executives’ Biographical Data

If you're looking for bios for your project, these resources can help: Bloomberg for information about executives in publicly listed companies around the world. Input the name of the company or ticker, then MGMT for the names, the current position, related news,...

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Auditing and Auditors

The SGX rulebooks provides rules about auditors and auditing in Singapore; you can search in the Search Rulebooks box rule using keywords. The following databases in NTU Library provide auditing and auditor information: AuditAnalytics dataset in WRDS provides data...

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Constituent Data

What are constituents? Students sometimes call them components. Constituent data lists the companies that make up an index. For example, Singapore Airlines and SingTel are constituents of the Straits Times Index. Constituents are included in an index based on certain...

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Selected Resources

Many of the Banking and Finance books are in the Business Library. Please check the Library Catalogue to find out:
  1. its availability in the Library,
  2. the library that the book is in and the specific location within the library, for example which section, which floor level etc. and,
  3. the call number so that you can find it on the shelves; you can also use the call number to browse around the vicinity of the shelf to find books on similar subjects.

Searching for books

There are various ways that you can search for books:

  1. Use this subject room to find the classics, standard texts and etc.
  2. Consult your lecturer, tutor, friends and even parents if they took a similar course in their university days for good and useful books.
  3. Look at the book titles listed in the required texts, book lists, article lists, lists in edveNTUre and etc.
  4. When you have a title or author, input it into NTU Library Catalogue and if you have any questions about how to use the Library Catalogue, visit Catalogue tips at askNTU.
  5. You can use the Advanced Search link to
    1. find by series title, ISBN and call number
    2. limit by location, example: Asian Communication Resource Centre, Art, Design & Media Library, Business Library, Chinese Library, Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Lee Wee Nam Library, and Wang Gungwu Library
    3. limit by pubyear if you only want a particular year’s publications
  6. You will get a list of books with the following information:



An e-book is an electronic book that can be read on a PC, laptop or an e-book reader. It is very useful when you are searching for a particular topic or term.

Searching for books

You can look for specific e-book titles at the Library Catalogue. Follow the instructions on the E-books Page.


Databases contain information organized for specific purposes and topics. They can contain statistics, images, text or all three.

Data can be real-time, as in Bloomberg, or static, as in Datastream.

You can access almost all the databases from outside the libraries except for the local databases, known as standalones – these are only available in the libraries wherever they are stationed. You can check the access for the databases by clicking on the icircle next to every database in the database listing page.

You have to search for the data you require; manuals or help pages are included in the databases. You can also email me if you run into any difficulties or need help.

Data can be downloaded into Excel, Powerpoint, Word or other applications.

Please note that downloading of data is capped at 100 MB per hour. If you exceed this limit, your account will be suspended.


Journals record new academic and practitioner research so as to increase knowledge, further inquiry and progress in the study of accounting.

Some journals can cover many areas of accounting while others can be specialized.

Academic journals in particular contain peer-reviewed articles to ensure that valid research methods were employed and that the results can be replicated. Because of the peer-reviewed process that can take a few months to complete, articles can be published that do not represent the latest research.

There are a few ways to find journals in the NTU Library.

1. Electronic Journals

Search the NTU Library Subscribed E-journals A-to-Z list.

  1. Input the specific title if you have it – click on the ‘Titles’ or the ‘Free E-Journal Titles’ tab.
  2. Browse the Index of e-journal publishers and providers.
  3. Browse by Subjects.
  4. Browse the ‘Free E-Journal Titles’ tab.

You will get the name and links to the database(s) that contain the journals as well as the time periods covered in each database.

2. Databases

Search these Databases for journal articles based on your keywords, subjects, author names, article titles and journal titles.

Print Journals

Some journals are in print too. Current journals are in the Business Library on level B2, opposite the Service desk. Older journals that are bound are on level B4.

Finding print journals

  1. Use the Library Catalogue and input the specific title and select Journal Titles from the drop down menu.
  2. Note the call number and Library where the title is located.

Core journals

Check with your department office on what these are and get the latest list.


Audiovisuals includes Blu-Ray Discs, DVDs, VCDs, CDs, Music Recordings, Language Recordings, CD-ROMs, Video Tapes and Audio Tapes.

The AV collection for Banking and Finance is located in the Business Library at level B2.

How to Search for AV materials

All the titles can be found in the library catalogue.
Always check the catalogue record beforehand to see if the item you want:

  1. is on loan,
  2. has been moved to another Library,
  3. is a ‘request at Loan Counter’ item, which means that it has been reserved for class use and only students taking certain courses can borrow it. If you are not in that course, you cannot borrow it.

You can search in the Library Catalogue’s Advanced Search by

1. Format


2. Type



3. Location

Borrowing Privileges:

Please check your date due slip when you borrow the items for the due date or time.



Web Resources

These web resources are selected for their usefulness to the curriculum and yourself. If you come across others, please email me and I will credit you for them.

ACI Singapore – the Financial Markets Association

American Real Estate Society for academics and professionals in the US and around the world

ASEAN Bankers Association

Asian Corporate Governance Association

Asian Development Bank for investment information

Association for Financial Professionals

Association of Banks in Singapore

Bank of International Settlements for national banking statistics

Basel Committee for Banking Supervision for Basel II and IIIcapital adequacy materials

CFA Institute, a global association of investment professionals

Decision Sciences Institute

Executives Meeting of East-Asia Pacific Central Banks

Financial Management Association International

Financial Reporting Council

Financial Services Authority in the UK

Financial Stability Forum

Global Financial Integrity for policies, regulations and agreements to reduce illegal transfers.

Global Witness looks at the underbelly of the international financial system

Government Investment Corporation of Singapore for investment information

Information Systems Audit and Control Association

International Organization of Securities Commissions enforce regulations, standards, and monitor international securities transactions

Institute of Banking and Finance

International Banking Federation

International Monetary Fund

Investment Management Association of Singapore

IRRCi – Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute provides some reports for free

ISDA International Swaps and Derivatives Association

Managed Funds Association (MFA)

M&I: Mergers and Inquisitions for students in investment banking

Ministry of Finance

Monetary Authority of Singapore

Moody’s for credit ratings on corporate and government securities including banks financial strength, and accounting and corporate governance risks


Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)

Securities Investors Association (Singapore)

Singapore Foreign Exchange Market Committee

Singapore Investment Banking Association

Singapore Society of Financial Analysts

Singapore Stock Exchange

South East Asia Central Banks Research and Training Centre

Tax Justice Network for advocacy on preventing tax havens, abuse of tax regulations and avoiding paying taxes.

World Federation of Stock Exchanges

World Savings Banks Institute for retail and savings bank

Securities Investors Association (Singapore), SIAS

Singapore Investment Banking Association


Financial Times

Singapore Business Times

The Wall Street Journal, Asia

Yahoo! News

Real Estate Investment Analysis

Knowledge@SMU for Real Estate


Association of Banks in Singapore

Financial Industry Disputes Resolution Centre Ltd (FIDReC)

Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore Limited 

Institute of Banking and Finance

Insurance and Financial Practitioners Association of Singapore

Investment Management Association of Singapore

Knowledge@SMU for Business Ethics

Knowledge@SMU for Finance

Knowledge@SMU for Real Estate

Ministry of Finance

Monetary Authority of Singapore

NUS Risk Management Institute

NationMaster for facts and statistics covering a wide range of topics

Singapore Deposit Insurance Scheme

Singapore Government Securities

Singapore Investment Banking Association

Securities Investors Association (Singapore), SIAS

Singapore Stock Exchange

Statistics Singapore for news, reports and surveys

Temasek Holdings

Reserves, also known as RBR titles or Red-spot books, are recommended texts for your courses. The Banking and Finance Reserves are in the Reserves section in the Business Library on level B2.

Borrowing Privileges

You can borrow only one book at a time. Use the self-check machine in the Reserves section to borrow the book. The loan period is two hours. Overnight loan is only available two hours before the Library closes and after 10 am on Saturday. They must be returned to the Library before 11am on the next working day. Do remember to return them on time as overdue fines are set at 50 cents per hour.

Searching the Reserves

In the Library Catalogue, click on the Reserves tab.

Input your course code.

Click on Search By Course ID.


Student Works

You can access reports and work done by NBS students such as Final Year Reports (FYP), Industrial Attachment (IA) Reports and Theses and Dissertations in our Digital Repository, DR-NTU (Restricted Access). As these are located in the restricted collection, you will need to log in using your NTU network username and password.

Staff Publications

The Digital Repository, DR-NTU (Open Access) aims to collect, digitize and disseminate NTU’s research output in digital formats. Currently, conference papers and journals articles that can be self-archived are in DR-NTU. You can search for them in the DR-NTU or through search engines.

Self-archiving by Banking and Finance division staff

Search by the journal title.

Click on the links to see what you can self-archive.

Submit your papers.

Submitting your Papers

Step 1: Preparation for Submission

Please ensure that you submit the accepted or the published version of your paper before publication. You can refer to the Sherpa Romeo to check for publishers’ information on self archiving rights. If you need assistance, we can also do verification on the version that you submit to us.


Important note: Most journal publishers do not allow us to use the publisher’s PDF file. For such cases, we can only accept the author’s final version sent by him to the publisher. Please ensure that you have the following prepared at the point of submission so that you are not inconvenienced by the lack of information.

  1. Full reference details are indicated in your paper (examples: ‘author names’, ‘title of paper’, ‘journal title’, ‘volume number’ and ‘date’)
  2. Abstract of your paper
  3. PDF copy of your paper
  4. You will need to grant us non exclusive distribution rights when submitting documents to the repository. However, rest assures that you still retain the full copyright for your works and it will in no way prevent you from publishing in journals. Our repository is to complement and create more exposure for authors’ works and not to compete with journal publishers.

Step 2: Submission Process

  1. Login to Dr-NTU using your staff network account.
  2. Select the Community to submit to.
  3. Fill in as much information as you can for your submission. Your ‘name’, ‘title of article’, ‘school’ and ‘abstract’ of your article are information that is compulsory.
  4. Attach your article in PDF format to complete your submission.
  5. To check if you have submitted successfully, please login to my DR-NTU and if you see your submission on your page, you know it has been submitted successfully.
  6. It may take about 3-4 weeks after your submission before you receive an email from the Library to confirm whether your item has been accepted into the repository.

If you require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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