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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1545145/asian-bonds-fuelled-japans-ageing-population
  2. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Unhappy underemployed will spark wave of populism

    Posted May 29th 2014, 10:23am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... Richard Harris More regulation, nationalism and protection are likely to emerge, posing challenges for markets Unhappy underemployed will spark wave of populism In the last few years, ... that will pander to populism. We are likely to see more regulation, more nationalism and protectionism, further attacks on high earners and owners of capital, and relaxed budgets. Governments will find ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1520977/unhappy-underemployed-will-spark-wave-populism
  3. 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
  4. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Building blocks needed in Hong Kong's political development

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:59pm by Richard Wong

    ... government, a free enterprise economy, civil liberties, and the rule of law would inevitably be overwhelmed by populism, through the development of democracy. This narrative sees democracy ... Populism in this argument would contribute to a growing redistributive and regulatory state and, eventually, to curtailments on economic and civic liberties, and thus would erode the commitment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1593825/building-blocks-needed-hks-political-development
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - MACROSCOPE

    Can the BRICS lead?

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 10:46am by PATRICK LOW

    ... of the world's population and almost a fifth of global gross domestic product. But it has yet to demonstrate collective global leadership, and in a world sorely lacking in that commodity, ... is Indonesia, Nigeria, Vietnam or Turkey not at the BRICS table? Each of these countries faces development challenges, is more populous and either richer or poorer than at least one of the BRICS ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1594460/can-brics-lead
  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Changing tides could shift focus from China to Africa

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:33am by JUNE SUN

    ... June Sun june.sun@scmp.com Ageing population in China may see Sub-Saharan region's labour force become highly competitive Changing tides could shift focus to Africa Shifting ... population much sooner than previously expected, an HSBC report said, warning that if nothing was done to offset the changes, it could shave 0.6 per cent off annual gross domestic product growth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1580413/changing-tides-could-shift-focus-china-africa
  7. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Way to help Hong Kong's elderly poor

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:05am by Richard Wong

    ... households. Because only half of the city's working population pays payroll taxes, that would mean about half of the middle class would contribute nil or a minimal amount in order to receive ... of elderly working population is expected to continue to worsen until 2060, then flatten, according to United Nations projections. Second, the monthly sums paid out are adjusted only for cost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1588912/way-help-hong-kongs-elderly-poor
  8. 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
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    Health care could account for almost a third of Hong Kong GDP by end of century

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 03:19pm by Richard Wong

    ... factors determine spending on health care: the size of the population, the proportion of elderly people in the population, the average income per person, and the cost of health-care services. ... and manufacturing in 1981 made up 31.8 per cent. Let me explain how I obtained my projections. Consider the effects of demography (changes in population numbers and ageing). The Hospital Authority's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580799/health-care-could-account-almost-third-hk-gdp-end-century
  10. 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

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