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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Mines & money, sex, babies and commodities

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 06:34am by Howard Winn

    ... For example, India has 600 million people under 25 years old- that's twice the population of the United States. There's a baby born every three seconds. Our picture, which shows a slide from his presentation, shows the huge amount of commodities consumed by a single American over his lifetime. Population growth alone goes a long way to sustaining the mining sector. With about 1.2 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1457272/mines-money-sex-babies-and-commodities
  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    What's good for the civil service is good for Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 05:17am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Just over a year ago, the government appointed 11 non-official members to the Steering Committee on Population Policy. The idea was that the committee would "identify the main social, economic and policy challenges which require further study regarding changes to Hong Kong's population profile in the next 30 years. It will recommend strategies and practical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1422431/whats-good-civil-service-good-hong-kong
  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    China's 'airpocalypse' good news for commodities

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 12:05am by Howard Winn

    ... of the number of giga-cities in the world, that is, those in excess of 20 million residents, as the world's population grows from its current seven billion to nine billion by 2030. "A US baby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1458012/chinas-airpocalypse-good-news-commodities
  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    It's the infrastructure, not the aged, that's costing us

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:23am by Howard Winn

    ... concluded, he said, "that with an ageing population and a shrinking workforce, economic and revenue growth would decelerate; a structural deficit would be inevitable if expenditure growth ... billion. It is curious that while we hear fears expressed about the problems of how to support an increasingly ageing population in the future, similar fears are never expressed about the need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1435875/its-infrastructure-not-aged-thats-costing-us
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Sex Drugs and GDP

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 12:46am by Howard Winn

    ... announced that drug dealing and prostitution contributed £10 billion to its GDP. Prostitution accounted for £3 billion (30 billion yuan) for a population of 63 million, which is some way below the 50 billion yuan that is supposedly generated by Dongguan's population of 6.4 million.   Reynolds joins Blackrock We see that CLSA's former chief operating officer, Andrew Reynolds, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1426233/sex-drugs-and-gdp
  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    The Women's Foundation seeks those with blue-chip credentials

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 05:29am by Howard Winn

    ... 42 per cent of the population in 1965 to 18 per cent in 2012, which means about 42 million are smokers at present. The 2004 report concluded that smoking affected nearly every organ ... middle- and high-school students more than doubled between 2011 and 2012. About 11 per cent of the population smoke in Hong Kong, which is low by world standards. Nevertheless, although its cost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1412877/womens-foundation-seeks-those-blue-chip-credentials
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Going up in smoking

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 11:51pm by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn The percentage of people who smoke globally has declined since 1980, but more people than ever are smoking due to population growth, according to a recent study published ... has declined by 42 per cent and 25 per cent among men. But substantial population growth between 1980 and 2012 contributed to a 41 per cent increase in the number of male daily smokers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1401762/going-smoking
  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    It's more a scaremongering act than a poor job of forecasting

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 01:16am by Howard Winn

    ... billion will disappear in 20 years due to the cost of supporting an increasing elderly population. When the government has proved so inept at forecasting its budget for one year ahead, it is hard ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1402698/its-more-scaremongering-act-poor-job-forecasting
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Bag-toting tai-tais wonder where the chauffeur's gone

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 04:31am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We have been reprimanded for our piece yesterday about Hong Kong having the world's fifth-highest number of police per 100,000 population. A retired senior police officer ... American uses. Northern China, which has half of the population and most of the farmland, has just one fifth of the usable water supply. The definition of international water stress, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1333957/bag-toting-tai-tais-wonder-where-chauffeurs-gone
  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Sceptic lawyer questions actual productivity of Hong Kong police

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 02:27am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Our discussions about the police in the past few days continue to attract attention. We initially pointed out that Hong Kong was the fifth-most heavily policed territory in the world by the number of police per 100,000 head of population. Some responded that we should look at the absolute number but consider the productivity. In that respect, "we get excellent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1334823/sceptic-lawyer-questions-actual-productivity-hong-kong-police

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