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  1. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Populism adds to pressures on debt-laden Indian utilities

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 01:26am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New Delhi Populism adds to pressures on debt-laden Indian utilities In India, sporadic power failures have hobbled Asia's third-largest economy for years. ... a grid collapsed because some states drew more than their quota. The country's supply-chain disaster is deepening with the dawn of electricity populism. Arvind Kejriwal in December rose from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1446712/populism-adds-pressures-debt-laden-indian-utilities
  2. Business - Economy

    Party like it's 2007 again? Don't hold your breath

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 01:30pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... David Dodwell The loss of China's low-cost deflationary effect and rapidly ageing populations will ensure that there will be no return to the pre-crisis party of 2008 Our bleak future ... on Japan. Apparently by 2035, Japan's population will have fallen from the present 120-odd million to about 100 million. Of that 100 million, 45 per cent will be over 65, and an astonishing 25 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1457671/party-its-2007-again-dont-hold-your-breath
  3. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Bupa eyes Hong Kong's ageing population with purchase of Fortis unit Quality

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... HK's ageing population with deal Health-care provider Bupa's purchase of Hong Kong's largest private health-care chain, Quality HealthCare Medical Services, paves the way for the British firm to profit from rising demand for clinical services as the city's population rapidly ages. The US$355 million deal, announced yesterday, is being financed by Bupa's internal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1332623/bupa-eyes-hong-kongs-ageing-population-purchase-fortis-unit
  4. Business - China Business - CARE SERVICES

    Foreign retirement home operators eye China's ageing population

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Overseas operators are lured by the mainland's ageing population but are trying to work out an ideal business model amid vague guidelines Foreign firms ... The country's ageing population is expected to reach 34 per cent of the total by 2050, making this an attractive business segment. The central government's guidelines issued last month also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1323156/foreign-retirement-home-operators-eye-chinas-ageing
  5. Business - Economy - URBAN DEVELOPMENT

    Sustainability reaching its limit in top Chinese cities

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 03:03pm by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Richest cities stall in social and environmental development as GDP and population size grow Sustainability reaches limit in China The richest ... cities- Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou and Tianjin- were now facing the prospect of limited improvement in sustainability because of their growing populations and higher gross ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1485913/sustainability-reaching-its-limit-top-chinese-cities
  6. Business - Economy

    Ageing populations spur rate volatility

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London A larger change in policy rate may be needed to make impact on the real economy Ageing populations spur rate volatility Not unlike the ageing public, central banks ... is rapid ageing populations. Traditional changes of 25 basis points may have to be amplified PATRICK IMAM, IMF On the basic "life-cycle" assumption that younger people incur more debt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1314090/ageing-populations-spur-rate-volatility
  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Dirty money alarmism just doesn't wash

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:52pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... it on the cheap. There was no control of the survey population, no way to determine response rate. This is a distinctly unprofessional way to conduct a survey and invalidates all the results. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1493958/dirty-money-alarmism-just-doesnt-wash
  8. Business - China Business - CARS

    New energy vehicles draw interest at auto show

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 01:23am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Nissan was bullish about the Chinese market because of the growing urban population and concerns over pollution. "We already see pollution affecting people's health, and we are simply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1492323/new-energy-vehicles-draw-interest-auto-show
  9. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Premier Li Keqiang gives nod to nuclear power plants

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 01:23am by Eric Ng

    ... transmission lines, to send excess power from energy-rich but sparsely populated western and northern regions to energy-hungry eastern and southern coastal regions. Most of the mainland's hydro, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1492325/premier-li-keqiang-gives-nod-nuclear-power-plants
  10. Business - Economy - TRADE

    China and India urged to forge closer economic bonds

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 01:23am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... to create an economic superpower bloc, says an Indian business leader. "We both have large population, we both have tremendous economic disparities, which also give us great market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1492311/china-and-india-urged-forge-closer-economic-bonds

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