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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

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

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

    ... and mindsets, which no amount of financial perks could alter. Despite a slew of so-called “baby bonuses” to encourage couples to have children, Singapore’s total fertility rate last year stood at 1.20 ... 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 ...

  2. Business - Money - SINGAPORE

    Singapore's bid to start baby boom

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

    ... in 1965, bringing million-dollar high-rise apartments and shopping malls in place of pig farms and fishing villages. In 1965, the country had a 4.7 fertility rate. So many women gave birth ... as the economy developed brought the fertility rate down to 1.82 by the end of the decade. A survey by I Love Children, an organisation that promotes a "children-plenty" Singapore, showed ...

  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore PM Lee urges more babies for Year of the Horse

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

    ... “Unfortunately, despite our efforts to promote marriage and parenthood, our birth rates are still too low,” Lee, a father of four, said. Lee said Singapore’s current fertility rate is 1.19 babies per ... the year.” Despite a series of so-called “baby bonuses” to encourage couples to have children, Singapore has not been able to boost its fertility rate to the 2.1 level needed to maintain ...

  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore protesters hit out at immigration and labour policies

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 01:07am by AFP

    ... Singaporeans make up just over 60 per cent of the country's 5.4 million population. Its low fertility rate forces the republic to rely heavily on guest workers to power its economy. The protest ...

  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

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

    Posted May 28th 2014, 03:07pm

    ... income of US$55,183, one of the highest in the world, and an unemployment rate of just over 2 per cent. Singapore’s low birth rate prompted the government to grant an average of 18,500 new ...

  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew says Xi Jinping is in Mandela's class

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... At Two" children campaign in the 1970s played a part in the decline of current fertility rates in Singapore. Rather, he insisted that the reluctance of couples to have more children was the result of changed lifestyles and mindsets, which no amount of financial perks could alter. Lee said the falling fertility rate remained Singapore's biggest survival threat. He pointed to the example ...

  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Celebration by Filipinos sparks wave of anti-immigrant abuse in Singapore

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 11:34pm by AFP

    ... low birth rate prompted the government to grant an average of 18,500 new citizenships every year between 2008 to 2012- helping the population surge by 30 per cent since 2004 to 5.4 million ...

  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    National University of Singapore lifts ban on condom sales at campus store

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... condoms on and off shelves isn't the right way." Singapore is trying to boost its fertility rate to cope with an ageing population and labour shortage, allocating SGD$2 billion (HK$12.5 ...

  9. 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 ... at the Singapore Management University, said raising revenue through "sin" taxes would be seen by Singaporeans as a better alternative to increases in personal or corporate tax rates. "I ...

  10. Property - International - SINGAPORE

    Home at 4-year low in Singapore

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 02:41am by BLOOM

    ... Singapore's home sales last month plunged 82 per cent year on year to 259 units, the lowest since January 2009. Record home prices amid low interest rates had raised concerns of a housing bubble ... investment banks and credit-rating agencies on the ground here to flag that if such a risk were to emerge." ...




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