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  1. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Asian bonds fuelled by Japan's ageing population

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:08am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Japanese pension funds' need for higher returns sees billions pumped into overseas investments Asian bonds fuelled by Japan's ageing population Asian bonds are reaping the benefits of Japan's ageing population like never before. Record amounts of Japanese cash are flowing into the region's fixed-income markets as the demands of the world's ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Middle-aged women being overlooked in the workplace

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Louisa Mitchell

    ... Louisa Mitchell Louisa Mitchell says women in their 40s and 50s have been overlooked in the workforce as part of the solution to an ageing population problem Stuck in middle The government appears to be taking the issue of our ageing population seriously, with Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah making it a focus of his latest budget report. Policy debate seems to concentrate ...

  3. News - China - SOCIETY

    Queues at first centre offering to register wills or help draft them

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... and the government-backed China Ageing Development Foundation (CADF) to cater to the needs of the mainland's ageing population. However, the topic of death remains such a taboo that it has prevented many ... people aged over 60 in Beijing can register their wills with the registry and get help from in-house lawyers to draft them, all free of charge. Each registration will be recorded in both audio ...

  4. News - World - STATISTICS

    World's population to hit 7.2 billion next month, says UN report

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of the population is already 60 or older. Their percentage is projected to climb to 32 per cent in 2050, and 34 per cent in 2100. Globally, the number of people aged 60 or older is expected to more than ... Agence France-Presse in New York India to overtake China as the most populous country by 2028, UN report forecasts World's population to hit 7.2 billion next month The population ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - Budget 2014-15

    New types of indirect tax must be explored as the population ages

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:51am by Marcellus Wong Yui-keung

    ... Marcellus Wong Yui-keung An ageing population will put pressures on Hong Kong's long-term fiscal sustainability New types of indirect taxation must be explored In his budget, ... revenue and expenditure, and to avoid allowing expenditure to persistently grow faster. Looking ahead, with an ageing population, growth in the economy and government revenue will slow down while ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong facing hit to economy as ageing population looms

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 04:16pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... warned. “It is a huge concern for our population development,” Hong Kong University social sciences professor Paul Yip said, explaining that the economy will take a hit if the ageing trend continues. “There will be more people but less that are working, so fewer people will be contributing to the economy of Hong Kong,” Yip said. The plight of the ageing population in Hong Kong ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs a flexible approach to work as the population ages

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 06:10pm by TIMOTHY PEIRSON-SMITH

    ... as the population ages Age of adaptation According to the government's consultation on population policy, Hong Kong's population is growing at just 0.6 per cent per annum, and worryingly by 2031, 28 per cent of the population will be aged 65 or above. With more people retiring than entering work, our labour force is estimated to peak in 2018 and decline by 6 per cent by 2031, risking ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Public consultation on ageing population slammed by experts

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 03:26am by Olga Wong, Ada Lee and Jennifer Ngo

    ... as it is launched Public quiz on ageing population slammed A proposed five-pronged approach to managing challenges arising from Hong Kong's ageing population came under fire yesterday for being too ... on population policy, adding that concrete measures would follow. Official data shows a potential workforce of 1.6 million who are now economically inactive, including 525,000 women homemakers aged 30 ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Ageing population debate heats up

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 12:13am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan says consultationcalls for thoughtful debate, not cynicism Hard choices will have to be made as population ages The government launched its public engagement ... decades ago are reaching retirement age and living longer; the over-65s will go from today's 14 per cent of the population to 30 per cent. This means a big shift in the balance between ...

  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Let young single Singaporeans buy state-built homes, says billionaire

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Modi says lowering the age to 25 would encourage sexual relationships and earlier marriages, helping to counter a slump in the birthrate that's depriving the economy of workers. "Most ... of families. Grants are given to married couples buying their first homes, with additional funds for those living close to their parents. The government is unlikely to lower the age for singles ...




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