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  1. 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
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Baby steps not enough for population policy

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 03:26am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu welcomes the population policy debate, but says officials must first convince us they are serious about making major changes Baby steps We have been talking about a population policy in this city for years. The reasons behind our ridiculously low birth rate is as obvious as they are numerous. It all comes down to our shift in attitude to demand a better qualify ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1339792/baby-steps-not-enough-population-policy
  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - C-SUITE

    Cifi chairman Lin Zhong remains focused on high growth

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 11:33am by Peggy Sito

    ... of inventories in different cities. Those cities that do not have serious imbalances in demand and supply and have population growth will see a recovery in their property markets in the second half of next year. These cities include Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou and Nanjing. But those cities with large inventories and low population growth may take two to three years or more before recovering. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1593169/cifi-chairman-lin-zhong-remains-focused-high-growth
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Trend towards building smaller flats is not a healthy sign

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by SCMP Editorial

    ... an ageing population, and small flats will hardly encourage young families to have children. The trend towards smaller and smaller flats will have unforeseen consequences that may not be healthy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1592662/trend-towards-building-smaller-flats-not-healthy-sign
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Public opinion to be sought on city's ageing population crisis

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... to be sought on ageing crisis Solutions to the city's ageing- population crisis will be up for discussion this month as the public's views are sought on how to replenish the shrinking ... close to the government say. It is estimated that by 2041 one in three Hongkongers will be elderly. Ahead of the public consultation, the government's population advisers decided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1329873/public-opinion-be-sought-citys-ageing-population-crisis
  8. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - ARCHITECTURE

    Vertical gardens breathe new life into densely populated Asian cities

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 04:13am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... a prototype, and thus began the greening of some of the most densely populated urban areas on earth. Since his original design was unveiled at the Museum of Science and Industry in Paris in 1988, ... It is important for designers and planners to be thinking about that." To house populations without consuming agricultural land, cities need to become more dense, Hassell said. WOHA's signature ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1337426/vertical-gardens-breathe-new-life-densely-populated-asian
  9. News - World - ECONOMY

    World Bank warns of global jobs crisis

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:52pm by AFP

    ... to be created worldwide by 2030 just to cope with the expanding population. "There's little doubt there is a global jobs crisis," said the World Bank's senior director for jobs, ... worldwide by the year 2030 just to cope with the expanding population. "That requires not just the leadership of ministries of labour but their active collaboration with all other ministries- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1588934/world-bank-warns-global-jobs-crisis
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - shanghai vs Hong Kong

    The dragon has two eyes

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 02:27pm by David Schlesinger

    ... style, thinking itself a part of, yet apart, from the ordinary. Hong Kong has a population of seven million, but a place on the world stage many times that large because of its status ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1594483/dragon-has-two-eyes

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