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  1. Experts sound welfare alert over ageing population, wealth gap

    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The government will face growing pressure to pay for more social and medical services due to an ageing population and a widening wealth gap, experts have warned. Whether ... Figures released by the government showed the median age of the population rose from 34 in 1996 to 39 last year. Chua Hoi-wai, of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, warned that supporting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/582604/experts-sound-welfare-alert-over-ageing-population-wealth-gap
  2. Region ill-equipped to deal with ageing populations

    Posted Jun 26th 2007, 12:00am by Elizabeth Turner

    ... Elizabeth Turner Ageing populations are a fact of the future. Falling birth rates mean a decline in the numbers of younger generations so the demographics of nations across the globe are set to change. Inevitably, the labour market will change too. But according to experts, Asia is ill-prepared to deal with the implications a changing population will bring to the workforce. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/598216/region-ill-equipped-deal-ageing-populations
  3. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/544410/ageing-population-opens-door-smart-ideas-infancy
  4. UTStarcom expects growth from city population shift

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... place over the next 20 years would create demand among a population which did not have access to telecommunications services. 'Four hundred million is a huge number. Ninety per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429653/utstarcom-expects-growth-city-population-shift
  5. Annuity catches on with ageing population

    Posted Jul 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... insurance giant MassMutual (Asia) as the city's population continues to age, according to managing director and chief executive Elroy Chan Siu-yuen. In August last year the company launched ... for nearly 20 per cent of the company's new business. Mr Chan believes that as more people near retirement age it will become even more popular. 'With Hong Kong's population getting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/509094/annuity-catches-ageing-population
  6. Employers urged to value older staff

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong employers need to change their view of older workers if the city is to weather the impact of a rapidly ageing population and shrinking workforce, human resources ... showed that by 2033, 24 per cent of the population would be older than 65 years, compared with about 10 per cent now. Those aged 55 and above would jump from 20 per cent to 38 per cent by 2033. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/552250/employers-urged-value-older-staff
  7. Silver lining

    Posted Mar 21st 2006, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... segment of the local population. The population of over-65s is one of the fastest-growing in the world, projected to increase by 372 per cent between 2000 and 2030- much faster than famously ... Research and Consulting. A mere 17 per cent of companies said Singapore's growing elderly population would improve their sales, while only 43 per cent have a serious marketing strategy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/541303/silver-lining
  8. Our duty to care for the elderly can be an opportunity for growth

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... crises. Population ageing should be seen as an opportunity. One of the primary goals in global rebalancing is to shift Asian production out of excessive reliance on manufacturing and exports ... For example, it is estimated that 10million caregivers are required to look after the ageing population in China, whereas there are only 300,000 people working in this field, with only 100,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003434/our-duty-care-elderly-can-be-opportunity-growth
  9. Mainland has little to fear from old age

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... to shrink within the next 10 years, even as its population of retirees begins to grow. As a result, the ratio of non-working members of the population to workers will almost double by the middle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/596489/mainland-has-little-fear-old-age
  10. Old age threatens China's new ascent

    Posted Mar 29th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... in economics, told his audience of investment bankers and portfolio managers that China's low birth rate and ageing population will hinder its ascent. 'Demographics are a negative force ... At the same time, life expectancy has soared from 41 years in the middle of the last century to more than 70. The result is a population that is getting older. Today, about 12 per cent of the mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/586877/old-age-threatens-chinas-new-ascent

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