Emir Hrnjic

Emir Hrnjic

Adjunct Assistant Professor, NUS Business School

Dr. Emir Hrnjic is an adjunct assistant professor at NUS Business School where he is teaching in various programmes including the UCLA–NUS Executive MBA. He is also a co-founder of Block’N’White Consulting. Dr. Emir also served as the CEO of CIBFM (a training arm of Monetary Authority of Brunei Darussalam) from July 2016 to December 2017. He frequently receives invitations to speak on TV including BBC, Bloomberg and CNA, and is often invited to provide expert commentaries in the business press including Washington Post, CNBC, and Reuters. He is also invited to speak at industry and academic forums. During his career, Dr. Emir has published more than a dozen case studies that are widely used at the top universities including Harvard, Stanford, Cornell, and Yale University.

China-US competition  has extended into the realm of digital currency. (iStock)

As China's digital currency moves ahead, can Facebook's Libra match up?

The People’s Bank of China recently started pilot-testing a digital RMB in Shenzhen, Suzhou, Chengdu and Xiong’an New Area. Will this development threaten the US dollar’s role as the world’s reserve currency in the future? Meanwhile, Facebook and the non-profit Libra Association headquartered in Switzerland have been working towards launching a revolutionary cryptocurrency since June 2019. Although the shape of the project has changed, what will Libra be adding to the mix?