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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Women's low sex drive blamed for Hong Kong's falling birth rate

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:50am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Timmy Sung timmy.sung@scmp.com Women's low sex drive blamed for falling birth rate Lack of a satisfactory sex life among women has been singled out as a reason for Hong Kong's ... to the Association in an attempt to highlight the problems. Hong Kong's birth rate has dropped steadily- from 1,933 births for every 1,000 women in 1981, to 1,285 in 2012. The poll, carried out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1599699/womens-low-sexdrive-blamed-falling-birth-rate
  2. News - Asia - POPULATION

    South Koreans could die out by 2750 if birth rates stay low (and Japanese won't be far behind)

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:40pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Low birth rates risk doomsday scenario An expert on the ageing of populations has warned that many societies in the Asia-Pacific region are at risk of extinction ... are taken urgently to address the falling birth rate and the broader ageing of society, then the last Japanese child could be born in the year 3011 and the country would be bereft of indigenous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580936/falling-birth-rates-threaten-societies-throughout-east-asia-expert-says
  3. News - World - IRAN

    Iran bans vasectomies in effort to boost birth rate

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 01:07am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Dubai Vasectomies banned in effort to boost birth rate Iran's parliament has voted to ban permanent forms of contraception, the state news agency IRNA reported, endorsing ... diagnosed with certain defects. Iran's birth rate stood at 1.6 children per woman, lawmaker Ali Motahari said, according to IRNA. At that rate, the population of more than 75 million would fall ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1571685/iran-bans-vasectomies-effort-boost-birth-rate
  4. News - China - POPULATION

    Birth rate holds steady after one-child policy eased, but there won't be further easing

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:36am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com A broader relaxation of the one-child policy would trigger a baby boom and introduce pressure on resources, family planners say Birth rate steady but easing rule any further unlikely The birth rate has remained stable following the mainland's easing of the one-child policy, a senior official in charge family planning has said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551461/birth-rate-holds-steady-after-one-child-policy-eased-there-wont-be
  5. Business - Economy

    Economists fear low birth rates in developed world will choke growth

    Posted May 12th 2014, 10:31pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Birth rates have been down in the developed world since the crippling 2008 financial crisis, further putting the brakes on global growth Economists see future ... be." The financial crisis that followed the collapse of US investment bank Lehman Brothers in 2008 did more than wipe out billions in wealth and millions of jobs. It also sent birth rates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1510742/economists-fear-low-birth-rates-developed-world-will-choke-growth
  6. News - World - IRAN

    Iran’s plunging birth rate causes serious concerns for economic future

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 09:56pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg In one generation, Iran has been hit by one of the most rapid declines in fertility ever recorded Plunging birth rate triggers concernsfor nation's future Qassem Ali-Loui ... in fertility. Iran risks going prematurely grey, blighting the future of an economy pummeled for almost a decade by international sanctions and undermining its regional ambitions. Births in Iran dropped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1447267/irans-plunging-birth-rate-causes-serious-concerns-economic-future
  7. News - Hong Kong - GOVERNMENT

    Budget will do little to boost birth rate, Tsang admits

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 12:24pm by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Financial secretary says a lack of money is not why Hongkongers are not having more babies Budget will do little for birth rate, Tsang admits This week's budget will do little to boost the city's notoriously low birth rate, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah admitted yesterday. Tsang made addressing problems created by Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1437020/budget-will-do-little-boost-birth-rate-tsang-admits
  8. News - Hong Kong - POPULATION

    Baby bonus to boost Hong Kong birth rate to be proposed in consultation

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Steering committee set to launch consultation on ageing population crisis will raise idea of cash handouts to couples who have children Baby bonus proposal to boost birth rate Cash handouts to couples who have children and tax rebates for family-friendly bosses could be on the agenda as Hong Kong looks to solve the problem of its ageing population. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1331833/baby-bonus-boost-hong-kong-birth-rate-be-proposed-consultation
  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew has denied his policies were to blame for the city’s low birth rate and said financial handouts for young couples ... in 2004. Singapore’s birth rate has languished at low levels for decades, forcing the government to open the country to foreigners, who now comprise a third of the population. The foreign influx, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1294672/singapores-lee-says-not-blame-low-birth-rate
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The explosive impact of falling birth rates

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 12:00am by MICHAEL TEITELBAUM, JAY WINTER

    ... shocked- to know that, over the past three decades, fertility rates have plummeted in many parts of the world, including China, Japan and even significant regions of India. These Asian giants have ... these trends and the demographic, political and economic consequences. Low fertility rates are by no means universal: high fertility persists in sub-Saharan Africa and in parts of the Middle East, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1284789/explosive-impact-falling-birth-rates

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