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Nation 21 Feb 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Mutual respect needed

FAITH-based organisations (FBOs) say they are not against family planning, although some issues remain a bone of contention. But still, all can do their part.

News 16 Oct 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

A retail paradise in the making

With more malls in the pipeline for Seberang Prai, the competition with Penang island is bound to toughen

Business 14 Sep 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Penang's retail space glut worsens

GEORGE TOWN: Penang’s retail space glut is expected to worsen over the next five years when new malls and complexes add more than 7.6 million sq ft to the market. Eleven malls will be completed over the next five years.

AseanPlus News 30 Aug 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

S'pore gives its birth rate yet another push

The latest measures seek to strengthen both the familial and the financial support systems that make it easier for couples to have babies.

World 13 Feb 2015 | 4:35 AM Premium

Italy's birth rate drops to its lowest in more than 150 years

ROME (Reuters) - Fewer babies were born in Italy in 2014 than in any other year since the modern Italian state was formed in 1861, new data show, highlighting the demographic challenge faced by the country's chronically sluggish economy.

India 07 Jan 2015 | 4:33 PM Premium

Indian MP says Hindu women must have four kids

NEW DELHI: A lawmaker from India’s ruling party has called for Hindu women to have at least four children to “protect” their religion, sparking calls for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rein in his hardline supporters.

Nation 27 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Addressing the low fertility rate

PUTRAJAYA: The Government is thinking of giving incentives to married couples to have as many children as possible as a means of addressing the low fertility rate.

Economy 05 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

World Bank comments on demographics, climate change and debt

IN the years to come, aging populations and changing weather patterns will place further pressure on governments in managing their deficits and national debt, made worse by the global financial crisis of 2008/2009.

World 30 Jan 2014 | 5:10 PM Premium

Indonesia to face opportunity, risk as population grows by a third

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Family planning efforts have stagnated in Indonesia over a decade of democratic rule and the world's fourth most populous country risks squandering a so-called demographic dividend that a youthful, productive population should deliver.

Business 30 Jan 2014 | 5:07 PM Premium

Indonesia to face opportunity, risk as population grows by a third

JAKARTA: Family planning efforts have stagnated in Indonesia over a decade of democratic rule and the world's fourth most populous country risks squandering a so-called demographic dividend that a youthful, productive population should deliver.