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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1136058/singapores-bid-start-baby-boom
  2. 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 ...

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

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1417403/singapore-pm-lee-urges-more-babies-year-horse
  4. Property - International - SINGAPORE

    Singapore home prices fall as cooling measures hit property market

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 05:12am by Bloomberg

    ... rates raised concerns of a housing bubble. The government unveiled new rules in June 2013 for how financial institutions grant property loans to individuals. Under the new rules, mortgages ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1607194/singapore-home-prices-fall-cooling-measures-hit-property
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1502120/singapore-protesters-hit-out-immigration-and-labour-policies
  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Rethink urged as Singapore bans documentary about political exiles

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 04:07am by AFP

    ... for all ratings", meaning it cannot be publicly screened or distributed in Singapore. A description on the film's website said the documentary explores how the exiles "lived ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1590375/rethink-urged-singapore-bans-documentary-about-political-exiles
  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Toll protest causes long traffic jam at Singapore-Malaysia border

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 02:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... of abating after that. Malaysian media reports said bus drivers were persuaded to end their strike after local authorities promised a review of increased toll rates within a week. Starting on Friday, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564149/toll-protest-causes-long-traffic-jam-singapore-malaysia-border
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564511/new-singapore-rules-give-locals-first-choice-employment-opportunities
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1294831/lee-kuan-yew-says-xi-jinping-mandelas-class
  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore warns maid agencies against ‘undignified’ adverts

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 02:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... they are physically put on display in shopping malls. “Advertisements which emphasise cheap fees, promotional rates, and/or discounts inadvertently give the impression that the FDWs [foreign domestic workers] are being marketed as merchandise,” the ministry said in the advisory, a copy of which was sent to reporters on Thursday. “Advertisements which emphasise cheap fees, promotional rates, and/or ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555579/singapore-warns-maid-agencies-against-undignified-adverts

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