Sat, 10 Feb 2018 01:00:00
Japan’s ageing population a lesson for China
People in Japan tend to live longer, and stay healthier in their later years, with an increasing number of pension-aged people living alone.
Tue, 06 Feb 2018 01:00:00
Improved rail links tipped to spur demand for properties in Bangkok’s outer areas
PLUS Property, a property and facility management agency, is counting on increased demand for housing stemming from the rapid population growth in Bangkok’s outer areas fuelled by an expansion in the rail network.
Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:18:50
Population, home prices rise along Purple Line train route
Property and facility management agency Plus Property said the population in provinces adjoining Bangkok has grown by 21 per cent, boosting demand for residences along the Purple Line electric-train route.
Wed, 24 Jan 2018 01:00:00
Myanmar’s Rakhine needs calm minds
The declaration last Sunday by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (Arsa), that it has no choice but to fight the Myanmar government, is precisely the sort of unhelpful stance that sparked the deadly response by the Myanmar authorities on the entire Rohingya population last year.
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:20:20
Richest 1% own more than the rest of us: Oxfam
The richest one percent of the world's population now own more than the rest of us combined, aid group Oxfam said Monday, on the eve of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:00:00
New tax break to promote families having more children
The Cabinet yesterday approved a tax break to promote married couples having more children as part of a government policy to offset the rising ageing population, said Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:50:21
Asia’s Prison Population
China has the largest prison population in Asia, more than four times as large as India. However, when it comes to prison population rates, Thailand has the highest incarceration rate in the region
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 01:00:00
Risks grow for ageing population
FAMILIES and communities will have seriously limited resources to look after ageing parents and other relatives as Thailand becomes a full-fledged ageing society over the next four years, a state think-tank agency has warned.
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 06:32:14
Officials to study feasibility of relocating Khao Phaeng Ma gaurs to nearby forest
A study into the feasibility of relocating some of the gaur population from Khao Phaeng Ma wildlife sanctuary in Nakhon Ratchasima to a nearby forest is set to be conducted in an effort to find a long-term solution to the conflict between local farmers and the wild animals.
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:34:41
Kaspersky warns cybersecurity needs attention
THAILAND may be an example of the classic case of having a huge population of Internet users but also low cybersecurity awareness. Perhaps that makes it fertile ground for Kaspersky, a large cybersecurity firm that is often in the news.
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:00:00
Thailand’s ageing society creates property opportunities
20 PER cent of Thailand’s population will be over 60 and 14 per cent will be over 65 by 2027, according to the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security.
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 01:00:00
Gaur to be relocated after three animals killed amid farmer row
AUTHORITIES PLAN to solve the gaur overpopulation problem in Khao Phaeng Ma wildlife sanctuary in Nakhon Ratchasima by relocating some of the animals to a nearby forest.
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 16:01:56
Myanmar's Suu Kyi makes first visit to crisis-hit northern Rakhine
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived on her first visit to conflict-battered northern Rakhine State on Thursday, an official said, an unannounced trip to an area that has seen most of its Rohingya Muslim population forced out by an army campaign.
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 01:00:00
Saving Indonesia’s birds-of-paradise one village at a time
Deep in Indonesia’s easternmost province, a group of birdwatchers wait in earnest hoping to glimpse the renowned birds-of-paradise. Rampant poaching and deforestation have devastated populations once plentiful in Papua’s jungles.
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 07:20:29
US deficit grows 13.6% in 2017, now 3.5% of GDP
The US budget deficit grew to $666 billion in fiscal year 2017, according to official data released Friday, with much of the increase associated with spending on an ageing population.