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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Let young single Singaporeans buy state-built homes, says billionaire

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Let young singles buy public flats, billionaire says Billionaire Bhupendra Kumar Modi, who became a Singapore citizen last year, is urging his adopted nation to end a ban on young unmarried people owning state-built homes because it ...

  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Land scarce Singapore looks underground for space

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 06:14pm by AFP

    ... Associated Press in Singapore Already one of the most densely populated countries in the world, tiny land scarce Singapore is projecting its population to swell by a third over the next two decades. To accommodate the influx, its planners envisage expanding upward, outward and downward. The population target of 6.9 million people, an increase of 1.3 million from the present, ...

  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore in 'mid-life crisis' as Lee Hsien Loong marks 10 years in power

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:43am by Satish Cheney

    ... city state where the vast majority of the population is ethnic Chinese. Some say 57-year-old deputy prime minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam would be the best choice, but his ...

  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    New Singapore rules give locals first choice of employment opportunities

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:26pm by AFP

    ... more than 50 years in power. The nation's low birth rate had prompted the government to grant an average of 18,500 new citizenships every year between 2008 and 2012, helping the population ...

  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore protest biggest since independence

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih, AFP

    ... drizzle to attend a rally yesterday to oppose the government's plan to increase the population by bringing in more foreigners- a rare example of protest in the tightly controlled city state. ... population could reach 6.9 million by 2030. A speaker at the rally, Kumaran Pillay, said he wanted his country to be led by "a man with vision" and did not want Singaporeans' lives ...

  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Locals-first job website launched by Singapore amid backlash against migrants

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... Singaporeans make up just over 60 per cent of the 5.4 million population. The influx of foreign workers has sparked a rise in anti-immigrant sentiment. ...

  7. Business - Money - SINGAPORE

    Singapore's bid to start baby boom

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... will face a shrinking pool of workers and consumers- a deterrent to investment. It will also increase the burden on younger employees to pay for an ageing population. Lee says higher taxes ...

  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    76-year-old ban on gay sex challenged in Singapore’s top court

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:39pm by BLOOM

    ... the court's decision. "The majority of the population still favours the current legal framework," Law Minister K. Shanmugam said last month when asked about the case and its background. ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore activists warn of surging xenophobia as foreigners take the blame for social ills

    Posted May 28th 2014, 03:07pm

    ... Agence France-Presse Campaigners warn of rising racism and fear of outsiders following a string of incidents targeting some of the city state’s foreign population of 1.55 million Guest ... marginalisation and inequality. “These inequitable policies were not instituted by migrants and will not automatically disappear if the migrant population decreases,” the press release said. Among ...

  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore cracks down on World Cup illegal betting

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 01:40pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... the country’s only legalised sports betting and lottery operations, saw revenues of US$983.3 million in the year to March last year, from a total population of just 5.4 million. Experts say ...




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