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The coronavirus that started in Wuhan has sickened more than 6,000 people and killed at least 132 in China as of Jan. 29, 2020. Thailand and Hong Kong each have reported eight confirmed cases, and five people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with the illness. People are hoping for a vaccine to slow the …

The world is experiencing a shift in the population composition ⁠— the number of elderly people now exceeds the number of children,  based on the data from the United Nations (UN) Population Division. The interactive graph above shows the UN population estimates from 1950 up to 2015 and population projections from 2016 up to 2100. …

The Wuhan coronavirus has had a significant human toll. More than 100 people have died and nearly 3,000 are known to be infected, including some in Australia. The number actually infected will be higher. People experiencing only mild symptoms often don’t report them. The economic cost is as hard to tease out as the health …

CapitaLand, through its philanthropic arm, CapitaLand Hope Foundation, has set up a RMB10 million healthcare fund to support relief efforts in China.  Administered by the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), the fund will be used to assist nationwide medical and healthcare-related efforts in China’s fight against the Novel Coronavirus (nCoV). Under the guidance of …

Viruses are quick studies. They’re prolific at adapting to new environments and infecting new hosts. As a result they are able to jump the species divide from animals to humans – as the new coronavirus in China is showing. It’s estimated that 89% of one particular family of viruses, known as RNA viruses, are zoonotic …

The Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2019 has ranked Singapore the 4th least corrupt country in the world out of 180 countries with a score of 85, a high score from the preceding TI-CPI 2018 which Singapore has successfully maintained. Singapore is again the only Asian country ranked in the top 10. The …

Temperature screening will be implemented at Woodlands and Tuas Checkpoints from 24 January 2020, 12 noon onwards. This is in response to the novel coronavirus pneumonia development in Wuhan and exported cases to other cities and countries, coupled with the anticipated increase in travel volume in the lead up to the Lunar New Year holiday …

DBS Bank has been named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the third year running. DBS’ inclusion in this year’s index recognises the bank’s commitment to workplace gender equality. This includes having a robust female leadership and talent pipeline, gender pay parity, and an inclusive culture. Apart from its policies, the bank has also …

Human beings have experienced an incredible period of development for more than a century. Global average life expectancy has increased from around 30 years in 1900 to more than 70 today. The global economy is around 80 times larger than it was in 1900. It has been a period for life-altering inventions and discoveries. There have …

As we enter the new decade, Asian countries have firmly established their lead on the Henley Passport Index, the original ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. For the third consecutive year, Japan has secured the top spot on the index — which …