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Ageing Singapore: 90-year-old noodle vendor helps keep foodie culture alive

As Singapore attempts to get Unesco to recognise its hawker culture as unique, hawkers are growing older with few willing to replace them.

Singapore set to raise retirement ages as seniors stay healthier

Minister of Manpower Josephine Teo says a higher retirement age will motivate employers to prepare for an older workforce.

Japan invests in service industry, reshaping its legendary hospitality

Turning to automation raises productivity and removes a bottleneck to economic growth but marks a retreat from a services-oriented culture where the customer is king.

Don’t impose full tax on those who work past retirement age,...

The Malaysian Employers Federation says a 'preferential tax' should be imposed instead, following the government's economic outlook report which estimates 2.4 million people above 65 by 2020.

Economist: An ageing nation needs GST

You can't collect income tax from retirees, says Firdaos Rosli of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies.

Ageing Japan: Military recruiters struggle as applicant pool dries up

Empty recruiting tables and disinterested audiences are commonplace for the SDF as Japan's demographic troubles and robust economy have created a silent crisis for military recruiting.

Merkel takes a gamble with new immigration law

An opinion poll this month showed 51% felt her government did not take Germans' concerns about immigration seriously. In eastern Germany, the figure was 66%.

China does away with family planning offices

State-media has hinted in recent weeks that China, the world's most populous nation, may be preparing to end its decades-long policy of determining the number of children that couples can have.

Malaysia’s ageing population and how best to prepare for it

For one, it helps to ensure you have more assets than expenses. The more you put into assets, the lesser you will have to spend on other things.

Medical tourism, ageing Thais create US$13 billion hospital empire

According to the UN, Thais aged 60 or over will more than double to 23 million by 2050, straining the country’s government-managed medical facilities.

‘Living library’ bridges KL’s generation gap

Students are linked with retirement homes so older people can discuss the challenges they face living in the city.

Survey: Mature workers in Malaysia need help to stay employed

Mature workers expect more support from employers and government for long-term employability.

Survey: Singaporeans against higher taxes to support elderly

40% of 2,000 respondents said they would not be comfortable paying for higher social spending on the elderly through higher taxation instead of tapping on the national reserves.

3 criteria for Malaysia to achieve high-income status

Economist Yeah Kim Leng says Malaysia has to achieve target within 15 years due to ageing population factor.

Homes must be built to cater for elderly, disabled

As country faces issue of aging population, architect says building by-laws must be changed to ensure houses and apartments built today are ready for future needs.

Facilities, talent needed for Malaysia’s ageing population

Lincoln University College deputy vice-chancellor says ageing population will bring about new medical challenges as well as opportunities.

Challenges posed by an ageing population

What will happen when more people claim pensions and fewer people earn taxable income?

IMF warns Asia to act early on rapidly-ageing population

The population growth rate is projected to fall to zero for Asia by 2050 and the share of working-age people - now at its peak - will decline over the coming decades, the report said.

No oversupply, high demand for Malaysian nurses

Lincoln University College Pro Chancellor says fresh graduates with nursing diplomas can earn almost RM9,300 a month working in Singapore.

Don’t take ageing issues lightly, warns expert

An ageing society can increase the fiscal and financial pressure on a country, says Prof Jomo Sundaram.

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