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  1. Comment

    For India, smart cities can wait

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 12:33pm by NEETA LAL

    ... by the Chinese city's glamorous architecture. Modi says building new cities is a way to tackle India's burgeoning urbanising population. However, critics point out that he is also competing ... about sprucing up India's older cities and making them habitable first? India's urban population is projected to balloon from 340 million in 2008 to 590 million in 2030, according ...

  2. Business - China Business - RETIREMENT

    Finding a profitable way to look after Chinese pensioners

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:27am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com The mainland market for looking after the elderly is largely untapped and potentially huge Finding a financial silver lining in ageing population Insurers and developers have yet to find a reliable way to profit from the mainland's ageing population by providing seniors' housing and elderly care because mainlanders are not ready ...

  3. Business - Economy

    Ageing populations spur rate volatility

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London A larger change in policy rate may be needed to make impact on the real economy Ageing populations spur rate volatility Not unlike the ageing public, central banks ... is rapid ageing populations. Traditional changes of 25 basis points may have to be amplified PATRICK IMAM, IMF On the basic "life-cycle" assumption that younger people incur more debt ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Failing to grasp dire consequences of Africa's wildlife trade

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:26am by LETTERS

    ... are discovered on a seemingly regular basis. This demand from Asia has clear consequences and in the past decade Central African elephant populations have declined by a staggering 60 per cent. If more ...

  5. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Controversial Mekong dam could devastate local population

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Fawthrop

    ... Tom Fawthrop in Xayaburi, Laos Concerns again raised that the controversial Xayaburi dam on the Mekong River will threaten the livelihoods of tens of millions Mekong dam could devastate local life Environmentalists are again raising concerns about the con ...

  6. News - China Insider - MYANMAR

    Myanmar court slaps prison sentences on eight Chinese militants accused of murder

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 03:48pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... with China predominately populated by ethnic Chinese. The arrest of the Chinese nationals has shed light on the ongoing presence of rogue militiamen in Myanmar despite ceasefire agreements that have ...

  7. News - World - NATURE

    Shepherds at war with conservationists in the French Alps over growing wolf population

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... Europe; the first wolves re-entered French territory from Italy in 1992, a small and delicate population at the outset. Much to the thrill of conservationists and European officials, they have ... added wryly. "You'll get 99 per cent in favour. I don't go swimming, I don't give a damn!" France's wolf population is hardly Europe's largest, at about 250, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SCMP DEBATE

    Little sign of consensus on 2017 election: SCMP Debate

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:57am by Joyce Ng

    ... executive nominating committee be more representative? Fong wanted would-be candidates to first gain support from 2 per cent of the registered voting population of Legco direct elections, before ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by AGENCIES

    ... in the best interests of the population. Jakarta   2. Gulf News Widodo will have his task cut out to align all governmental bodies into one allied functioning unit. The fact that he was a complete ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, July 27, 2014

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 03:47am by AGENCIES

    ... Scientists hope that radar technology will help find an Aboriginal burial ground on an Australian island, bringing some closure to the indigenous population. Peter Davies, from Queensland's ...




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