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  1. News - World - SPAIN

    Fellow Europeans quit Spain, causing population drop despite Chinese arrivals

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 09:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid Chinese arrive but migrant exit triggers Spain drain Spain's population shrank in 2013 for a second year, with foreigners, including many Britons, ... group to grow there last year, increasing by 2 per cent to 185,250 people. The departure of the foreigners meant Spain's total population fall overall for the second year running to 46.7 ...

  2. News - World

    Iran back flip on population likely as Ayatollah Khamenei calls for change

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:50pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Tehran aiming to boost birth rate with ban on vasectomies and new rules for abortions Iran weighs new laws to double population Iran's parliament is seeking a ban ... Khamenei, criticised existing policy on contraception, describing it as an imitation of western lifestyle. He has urged the government to tackle what he believes to be an ageing population ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - Hospitals

    Hospital bed crisis looms as population growth outstrips healthcare provision

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:16am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com City will lack at least 5,000 hospital beds by 2026 despite major construction and expansion work as population grows Beds crisis looms as demand grows The city will face a shortfall of at least 5,000 private and public hospital beds within 12 years if healthcare capacity continues to lag behind the pace of population growth, the South China ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian refugee flood into Lebanon (population 4.5 million) tops 1 million

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 01:27am by AP

    ... name out of fear his relatives back in Syria would be targeted. The conflict in Syria, a country with a pre-war population of 23 million, has killed more than 150,000 people, according ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Population of Lamma Island will double under new housing plan

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 03:16am by Olga Wong

    ... population of Lamma A refined housing and tourism development plan released yesterday would see Lamma Island's population almost double from 5,900 to nearly 11,000. And about one-third of new ... with a population of up to 7,000- the third option featured a marina and small-scale private housing. In a paper submitted to the Town Planning Board yesterday, the marina was removed, while the existing ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Plan to double Lamma Island's population stokes fears over higher ferry fares

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 04:11am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Lamma quarry plan stokes transport fears A development plan for a quarry on Lamma that would almost double the population of the island has triggered ... the island's most populous area. A new ferry pier would serve the development, meaning the Sok Kwu Wan ferry would make an extra stop, said Yeung, who works for Arup, the engineering firm working ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Asia - POPULATION

    South Koreans could die out by 2750 if birth rates stay low (and Japanese won't be far behind)

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:40pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Low birth rates risk doomsday scenario An expert on the ageing of populations has warned that many societies in the Asia-Pacific region are at risk of extinction ... that the fertility rate had declined to 1.19 children per South Korean woman during her lifetime, significantly below the rate required to keep the population stable at around 50 million people. A simulation ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - MIGRATION

    Saskatoon's face has changed with the rise in city's Chinese population

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:33am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Incomers change face of Saskatchewan city Named after a violet-coloured berry, hometown of legendary singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell and current home of Life of Pi author Yann Martel, Saskatoon is hoping to add a new string to i ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - Budget 2014-15

    New types of indirect tax must be explored as the population ages

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:51am by Marcellus Wong Yui-keung

    ... Marcellus Wong Yui-keung An ageing population will put pressures on Hong Kong's long-term fiscal sustainability New types of indirect taxation must be explored In his budget, ... revenue and expenditure, and to avoid allowing expenditure to persistently grow faster. Looking ahead, with an ageing population, growth in the economy and government revenue will slow down while ...




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