NEW parents will receive one-off additional support to help with expenses as they face income uncertainty during the coronavirus pandemic.

SINGAPORE'S non-resident population fell 2.1 per cent to 1.64 million, leading to a dip in the total population to 5.69 million in the past year up to June.

[SINGAPORE] Singapore's non-resident population fell 2.1 per cent to 1.64 million, leading to a dip in the total population to 5.69 million over the past year up to June.

[TOKYO] The trust banking arm of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group plans to strengthen its testament business with a new app in September aimed at giving Japan's ageing population experience in...

[FUJISAWA, Japan] At Japanese electronics retailer Nojima's sales outlet in Fujisawa, south of Tokyo, Tadashi Sato, 72, is defining a work culture that could soon become commonplace in a country...

[PARIS] Earth will be home to 8.8 billion souls in 2100, two billion fewer than current UN projections, according to a major study published Wednesday that foresees new global power alignments...

[SYDNEY] New Zealand's resident population has climbed above 5 million, with the milestone to be the fastest million to be added in the country's history, according to data released by Statistics...

[HONG KONG] The Hong Kong population at end-2019 declined from the mid-year count for the first time in nearly two decades amid frequent street protests that rocked the city in the second part of...

[BEIJING] China's birth rate dropped last year to its lowest level since the Communist country was founded in 1949, adding to concerns that an ageing society and shrinking workforce will pile...

IN 1937, John Maynard Keynes gave a lecture on "Some Economic Consequences of a Declining Population". Many at the time felt the world was overpopulated and fewer people could only be a good thing...