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  1. Ageing population opens door to smart ideas in infancy

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of populations account for a lot of the changes going on around us. Anyone who wants to invest successfully over the long term needs to take a careful look at how demographic trends are likely to affect financial markets over the next 20 or 30 years. It is well known that as societies get richer, birth rates tend to fall and life expectancies rise. So populations around the world are getting older. ...

  2. Ageing population 'will strain pension system'

    Posted Jul 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Universal Retirement Protection warned that the elderly population was rising and Hong Kong's superannuation system would not be adequate to support people retiring in coming decades. 'The population of the elderly will increase from 11.7 per cent in 2003 to 27 per cent by 2033,' the alliance said. The growing ageing population would place a greater financial burden on families ...

  3. Middle age hits equities

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... If equities have a life cycle, growth in equity valuations in China is set to slow in the next few decades, 'ageing' in line with the country's population. The 'life cycle hypothesis' is part of an HSBC report that correlates equity values with the size of a middle-aged population, because they are the people most likely to invest in equities. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - AGEING POPULATION

    Hong Kong faces same tough tax choices as Singapore, academic says

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... the prospect of steadily rising taxes, just like Singapore, if it does not increase productivity in the face of an ageing population, an expert warns. Paul Yip Siu-fai, a professor in population policy ... that the city state's government would need to raise taxes to boost social spending on its ageing population. "As our social spending increases significantly, sooner or later, our taxes must ...

  5. Ignore migrants at nation's peril, say experts

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... stability, experts warned after a new report on their situation. About 17 per cent of the population, or 230 million people, are migrants, and 80 per cent are from rural areas, according to Xinhua, which cited a report by the National Population and Family Planning Commission. Their average age is 28, and 45 per cent were born after 1980. The report said the average monthly pay ...

  6. Retirement age of 65 suggested for 2045

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... population, held on Sunday in Beijing. The proposal is strongly opposed by internet users. More than 95 per cent of about 4,300 people who took part in a four-question survey on Cq.qq.com, a news ... million citizens aged above 60, and the number is set to grow to 480 million by 2050, by which time they will make up a third of the population, according to figures given at Sunday's forum. ...

  7. Phew! Demography may not be destiny

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the importance of gradual shifts in population make-up in driving long-term trends in politics, economics and even financial markets. To demographers there is no miracle about the economic growth of Asia ... strategist at Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong. This is the ratio between the size of a country's middle-aged population and the number of its young adults (the reference is to the middle-aged ...

  8. Shanghai tipped for pilot pension taxation project

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the concept of retirement savings and attract more investments into the capital markets,' she said. Faced with the mounting pressure of supporting a rapidly ageing population, the mainland ... annuity system is anaemic and only 45,000 companies have annuity arrangements covering a total of 1.5 million employees, or less than 1 per cent of the nation's working population ...

  9. Entrepreneurs see prospects in grey

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Steering Committee on Population Policy last week said a likely shrinkage of the labour force as a result of ageing could hinder the city's development, but some entrepreneurs see new opportunities opening up as the population greys. Regine Auyeung, who used to work for an international insurance company, spotted just such an opportunity and co-founded Sencare with two partners last ...

  10. Bankers bracing for challenging times ahead

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... the euro zone eventually collapse'. Gulliver also sees red flags in China, including labour shortages resulting from an ageing population. In Shanghai, for example, 25 per cent of the population is over 60. By 2050, more than a third of the country's population, or about 450 million people, would be over 60. Policymakers also face a bumpy road as they grapple with social ...




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