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The effects of ageing on Singapore's property market

Published Fri, Apr 9, 2021 · 05:50 AM

SINGAPORE has one of the fastest ageing populations in Asia, with 15 per cent of residents aged 65 and over in 2020 - a demographic that has steadily risen from 9 per cent in 2010. One immediate effect will be a rising need for affordable housing and better care for the elderly.

What are some short-term and long-term trends that could emerge in the property market, and what factors might have impact on values? We find out in Brunch this Saturday in The Business Times Weekend.

Having stumbled on the first planet to be discovered outside our solar system in 1995, Swiss astrophysicist Didier Queloz is now on the hunt for the answer to a big question: Is there another planet out there like Earth? The Nobel laureate tells us about his quest in The Raffles Conversation.

Global equities have made up all the post-pandemic losses and are up 83 per cent since their March 2020 lows. Yet many missed the bull run altogether or are significantly under-invested, waiting for the "right" time to re-enter. Those who did stay invested have a slightly different problem: "Should I sell?" There are time-tested methods to deal with these perennial questions and earn a respectable return over the long term, as we discover in the Wealth section.

Who's afraid of technology? No one needs to be, says a new book on intelligent automation, which we review in our Fine Print column.

And in The Finish Line, we speak to Asics on the rebranding of the iconic Japanese sportwear giant.

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