Singapore government speed dating
In Taiwan, the central bank has started playing matchmaker by organizing get-to-know tours for public and private sector employees.These trips include sightseeing and speed dating events in upscale hotels, according to local media reports.More On Speed Reading Try these speed reading exercises to improve reading. As part of efforts to encourage pet adoption, AVA and its animal welfare partners organised the second speed-dating event for dogs, following a highly successful turnout in 2015.The most populous country in the world, China, with 1.3 billion people, is also aging fast; its 60-plus population is expected to account for more than a third of the total by 2050, according to the Boston Consulting Group and global reinsurer Swiss Re.This is putting pressure on Beijing to rethink its one-child policy started in 1979.
Other animals such as cats, rabbits, and hamsters were up for adoption as well.
Robert Prior-Wandesforde, Director of Asia Economics at Credit Suisse, adds that this shift towards greater dependence on an older work force is inevitable and could lead to slower economic growth in the long-term.
"In large part, a slowdown in trend growth is a fairly inevitable long-term implication.
Several other Asian countries, such as Thailand, are considering measures like tax incentives and more affordable childcare services to encourage couples to have children. Jones, Professor at the Asian Research Institute at the National University of Singapore, who was recently in Bangkok working on a population report for the Thai government, said authorities are trying to make their labor markets more "family friendly" via longer maternity leave and baby bonuses. For example, Singapore's National Day celebrations in August grabbed international headlines after a three-minute advertisement launched by mint brand Mentos on its You Tube page urged citizens to do their "national duty" and make babies.
Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) Global, the agency that created the Mentos campaign, said the ad had nothing to do with the government, but was the agency's own idea to bring attention to the problem of falling birth rates in a fun way.