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Estimated population of Singapore
citizens and permanent residents - 3,163,500 as at June 1998.
Other ethnic groups 1.4%
Working Language: English
Other official languages: Mandarin,
Malay & Tamil.
Planners expect the
population of Singapore to reach 5.5 million by 2040 or 2050, taking
into account an expected increase in the number of foreigners working
here. From just 3 million in 1990, the number has swelled to 3.9 million
today, including 700 000 foreigners.
A high-level working
committee is now looking at ways to encourage more couples to have
babies. Demographer Saw Swee Hock says that if the fertility rate
continues to stay below two, the population here, minus the foreigners,
will peak at about 3.3 million in 2025 and then begin to drop.
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tenable at the University of Oxford is offered this year by the
Rhodes Trustees and the election of the Scholar will be held in
January. The Scholar-elect will enter Oxford University in
To be eligible, a
1. be a citizen of
Singapore, have had his permanent home and also have attended a
school in this country for a total period of not less than 7
2. be between the ages of
19 and 25 on 1 October 2001 but the age limit will be extended
by the period of National Service which the candidate has
3. either have already
obtained a degree in Singapore or be proceeding towards such a
degree which he will complete before beginning his studies at
Formerly, only unmarried
candidates could apply for Rhodes scholarships, and a
scholarship was forfeited by marriage prior to the end of the
school's first year of tenure. Since June 1995, marriage is no
longer a bar to applying for, or holding, a Rhodes scholarship. More...
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Ministry of Trade & Industry show that gross domestic product
(GDP) in the 2nd quarter 2000 grew by 7.7%, in real terms, over the
same period last year. Goods-producing industries is estimated to have
grown by 7.8% and services-producing industries by 6.8%. The financial
services industry is estimated to have declined due largely to the
high base last year. The construction sector, however, remained
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Thursday 20 July 2000
Statutory boards and
government-linked companies should relook their scholarship schemes and
find a solution to the recent controversy over scholarship
bond-breakers, Deputy Prime Minister Tony Tan said yesterday in a
student symposium organised by the Singapore International Foundation. A
student asked Dr Tan if he thought the system of awarding scholarships
with bonds should be reviewed. Noting that he had expected the question,
Dr Tan said it was wrong for students to accept a scholarship if they
intended to break their bonds. It was Dr Tan who last year suggested
replacing government scholarships with tuition loans. The matter was
laid to rest when Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong later told Parliament
that he did not favour this idea and said government scholarships were
here to stay.
Three 17-year-olds who
tortured a 14-year-old girl repeatedly over 17 days in a flat in Ang Mo
Kio were sentenced to jail terms of between two and seven years. The
boys will also be caned. They had beaten the girl, scalded her and
forced her to perform indecent acts. District Judge Seng Kwang Boon
sentenced Neo Soo Kai, a cook, to seven years' jail and 14 strokes of
the cane. Melvin Yeo Yew Beng, who is unemployed, will spend six years
behind bars and be caned 16 strokes. The judge sentenced Neo's
girlfriend, an Institute of Technical Education student, to two years'
jail. She cannot be named because two of her three sisters accused of
being involved in the assault are juveniles. Naming her would identify
The government is prepared
to issue new banking licences to Singapore-incorporated banks that want
to set up subsidiaries to offer Internet banking. At the same time,
these subsidiaries will be subject to a less onerous minimum paid-up
capital requirement of S$100 million under the new guidelines, instead
of S$1.5 billion under existing rules. This is provided that their
parent banks have satisfied the S$1.5 billion paid-up capital
requirement, and that they retain control over the banking subsidiaries,
the Monetary Authority of Singapore said. There will however not be any
concessions in terms of the prudential requirements and the subsidiaries
will have to adhere to the minimum capital adequacy requirement of 12%.
If a foreign partner is involved, the Singapore bank will have control
over the venture.
Jakarta: Plantation fires
raging in central Sumatra are in danger of spreading but the Indonesian
government has no immediate plans to immobilise emergency services
because they believe the fires are not burning out of control.
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Thurmont, Maryland: The
Middle east Summit was hit by a major impasse over Jerusalem as Israeli
Prime Minister Ehud Barak threatened to walk out without a deal, saying
it had become clear that Palestinians were "not a true partner for
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Singapore's economy grew at
a strong 8.5% in the first half of the year following another period of
fast growth in the second quarter. Boosted by the galloping expansion in
the manufacturing sector, the April-June growth rate is expected to be a
The CPI is used as an inflation gauge by
measuring the change in the prices of a fixed basket of goods purchased
commonly by most households.
The Government has forecast that inflation will
be within 2% this year.