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Youths are shunning marriage and big families amid a decline in the country's birthrate that's projected to turn Malaysia into an ageing nation by 2030.
PETALING JAYA: More youth are opting to stay single while those open to marriage prefer to take the plunge at an older age and are not keen on big families.
JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ANN): Indonesia has extended its partial lockdown for a week, after the month-long restrictions successfully lowered the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Java and Bali.
KUALA LUMPUR: The daily Covid-19 cases may begin to show a downward trend in the middle of August as efforts are taken to ramp up the vaccination rate in the Greater Klang Valley, says deputy Health director-general Datuk Dr Chong Chee Kheong.
UNITED STATES consumer prices jumped more than expected in May, up 5.4% on a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis, the highest since the summer of 2008, when oil prices were skyrocketing.
(Reuters) - Broadcasters will not be taking home any gold medals for how many people have watched the Tokyo Olympic Games so far.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Gross Fixed Capital Formation (GFCF), the second largest component of gross domestic product (GDP) with 20.9 per cent share to the total economy, contracted 14.5 per cent to RM281.1 billion (constant prices) last year as compared to 2019, the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) said.
CHICAGO: The $22 trillion market for U.S. Treasury securities may get a reality check from the Federal Reserve this week following a plunge in interest rates that bucked expectations of higher yields this year as the economy rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): The government has pledged to roll out mass testing, tracing, treatment and vaccinations across several densely-populated agglomeration areas around the country in a bid to improve its national data on Covid-19 which officials say would become the basis for relaxing community mobility restrictions in various regions.
The paper says that China's third-child policy is necessary to foster long-term and balanced population development.