Daily Archives: 2007-03-15

FT REPORT – AGE AND POPULATION: Singapore system starts to creak

By John Burton in Singapore, Financial Times Singapore would appear well-prepared to tackle the problems of an ageing population. Along with Japan and Malaysia, it is one of the few Asian countries that can claim near-universal coverage for its pension scheme. Its medical facilities are excellent and housing for the elderly is available. But doubts are emerging about whether Singapore …

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Web censorship spreading globally

By Richard Waters in San Francisco Internet censorship is spreading rapidly, being practised by about two dozen countries and applied to a far wider range of online information and applications, according to research by a transatlantic group of academics. The warning comes a week after a Turkish court ordered the blocking of YouTube to silence offensive comments about Mustafa Kemal …

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Singapore’s many weaknesses

By Eddie Choo Our global orientation and openness is our great strength but our greatest weaknesses as well. Despite the administration’s many attempts in minimising the weaknesses, it is inevitable that Singapore will still suffer from any global slowdown in the economy. We are connected to the global economy, and because we are export-oriented, our economic growth is subject to …

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