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  1. Business - China Business - TRADE

    Nansha team nets 235b yuan in deals

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... arranged under the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement to be practised ahead of other places in Guangdong. "Nansha, with its low population density, will be able to provide better living ... an area of 803 square kilometres, has a population of 720,000. That compares with more than seven million residents in Hong Kong, living in a developed area of 260 sq km, according to Chief ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. Business - China Business - INVESTMENT

    Jilin in quest for billions in investment

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... International Co-operation Demonstration Area, saying the aim is to boost exchanges, co-operation and stability in Northeast Asia. Hunchun, with a population of 250,000, is the only border city sitting ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    CIC bullish on gold in face of price slump

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... in kick-starting the economy, but that its impact would be limited unless it is co-ordinated with other policies to address deep-rooted problems such as the country's ageing population, Jin said. ...

  6. 74pc oppose extending the ages for retirement

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a long-running debate on whether to extend the official retirement ages, currently 55 for women and 60 for men, to cope with an ageing population. Shanghai has instituted a pilot scheme that allows ... grappling with a greying population to dip into individual accounts to pay for pensions. He said the mainland's employment and population structure was complicated and whether elderly people ...

  7. Business - Money - STOCKS

    BlackRock goes for industrial counters

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 03:50pm by Jeanny Yu

    ... are getting closer to an inflection point [beyond which] demand growth will be higher than supply growth," she said. Health care would have long-term demand from the ageing population ...

  8. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Beijing urged to boost productivity to encourage economic growth

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... warned at the weekend. Cai Fang, the director of the Institute of Population and Labour Economics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, also said the country's current real rate ...

  9. Business - Economy - CHINA

    China loses shine for foreign money

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:08pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... shrinking in 2010. At the same time, migrant workers' wages rose over 10 per cent per year on average in the past decade. But Cai Fang, director of the Institute of Population and Labour ...

  10. News - Asia

    Myanmar's poor infrastructure holds it back but Hong Kong firms see opportunities

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Infrastructure, says the railway network in Myanmar is underdeveloped, given the population of 60 million and the large size of the country. "People in Myanmar prefer taking aeroplanes, even ...




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