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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 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore to use 'sin taxes' to pay for health care for elderly

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:48am by AFP

    ... ageing populations due to falling birth rates and longer lifespans. Officials say 20 per cent of Singaporeans will be 65 or older by 2030. "These special benefits that we are providing ... vocal electorate frustrated with a surging foreign population and the rising cost of living. Tharman also unveiled a host of measures to help small and medium-sized businesses to improve ...

  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore PM Lee urges more babies for Year of the Horse

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 01:50pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... female, down from 1.29 in 2012. The rate for ethnic Chinese Singaporeans, who make up 74 per cent of the resident population, is lower, at 1.06. “We must try to do better. I hope the Year ... the native-born population. Its low birth rate has forced the government to rely on foreign workers. Foreigners now comprise a third of the 5.4 million population. The influx, however, has sparked ...

  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Migrants’ rights under spotlight in Singapore after Little India riot

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 11:00pm by SATISH CHENEY

    ... as birth rates in Singapore continue to decline. The current 1.3 million foreign workers in the city state make up 20 per cent of Singapore's population of 5.3 million. Earlier this year, some 5,000 people staged a peaceful protest against the government's proposal to increase the population figure to 6.9 million by 2030 by relying on an influx of foreigners. Critics say ...

  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    How tiny Singapore became big player in match-fixing

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Totalisator Board, which manages the country’s two legal football betting and lottery companies, saw revenues of nearly US$800 million in the year to March this year, from a total population of just ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore’s Lee says not to blame for low birth rate

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 05:09pm by AFP

    ... children per woman, far below the 2.1 needed to maintain the native-born population. The former prime minister, who retired from politics in 2011 and turns 90 next month, rejected as “absurd” suggestions that his “Stop At Two” children campaign in the 1970s played a part in the decline of current fertility rates. Fearing that a population explosion would hit growth and overwhelm ...

  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore to build fifth airport terminal as it seeks regional dominance

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg, AFP

    ... illnesses, he said. Lee is trying to steer the economy through an ageing population and a declining overseas-worker supply by prodding companies to produce more with less manpower and hire older ...




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