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  1. Reform ball back in Congress' court

    Posted May 19th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... 2002 to 2007, has led to the rapid rise of a middle class that is demanding cars, televisions, refrigerators, not for status but as ordinary household assets, along with good health care and better schooling. The size of this middle class is expected to grow by 2025 to 580 million or 40 per cent of the population, giving optimists hope that India will benefit from a virtuous circle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680660/reform-ball-back-congress-court
  2. Unfazed by attacks, Tourism Board pushes India links

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... increase over the same period last year. India, with its rapidly growing economy and rising middle class, has been targeted as a key market as European and North American markets slow down. Tarun ... middle-class Indians to 'graduate' to international travel soon. While 380 million Indians travel domestically each year, only 8.34 million left the country last year. Tom Wright, general ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/662119/unfazed-attacks-tourism-board-pushes-india-links
  3. Reliance Money sees HK as gateway to Asia

    Posted May 29th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... had about 10 million retail investors, which he estimated would increase by 10 times over the next few years due to the growing economy and rising middle class with its accompanying investment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/639417/reliance-money-sees-hk-gateway-asia
  4. The next big export from Asia- travellers

    Posted Oct 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... venturing outside the region. It is hardly surprising, then, that the phenomenally successful travel guidebook franchise Lonely Planet is eyeing the growing middle classes across Asia, especially ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/610563/next-big-export-asia-travellers
  5. Turmoil seen taking a toll on the economy

    Posted Apr 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... luncheon yesterday, David Lie, who heads its China committee, referred to a China Times survey showing many middle-class professionals in Taiwan may relocate to Shanghai, and said it showed how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/450748/turmoil-seen-taking-toll-economy
  6. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Asia will power Australian economy into top 10, says Gillard

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Indonesia, Japan, South Korea and the US would be Australia's key partners, and the rise of Asia's middle classes would bring opportunities in industries from health and elderly care ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1071847/asia-will-power-australian-economy-top-10-says-gillard
  7. Citizenship law breaks down barriers for ethnic Chinese

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... when the Dutch divided all residents into four groups- Europeans, Japanese, natives and oriental foreigners, who were mostly people of Chinese origin. Many middle-class Chinese- Indonesians ... as non-indigenous and relegated to a de facto second-class citizenship. The change means that Chinese-Indonesians should be able to pursue high-profile positions in academic, military and political life- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556944/citizenship-law-breaks-down-barriers-ethnic-chinese
  8. Third plaque approved marking Philippine hero's links to HK

    Posted Dec 14th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Kong's middle class,' according to the late Hong Kong-based historian Austin Coates in a 1968 Rizal biography. Rizal, his elderly mother and four siblings sought refuge from Spanish ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/482121/third-plaque-approved-marking-philippine-heros-links-hk
  9. Small is beautiful

    Posted Nov 18th 2004, 12:00am by Bradley Winterton

    ... Bradley Winterton, TAIPEI Earlier this year, American academic Scott Simon published a book on Taiwan called Sweet and Sour. In it, he estimates that 20 per cent of Taiwanese are self-employed. This is an astonishing figure. He also points out that a large number of these individuals are women- people who may owe something to the struggles of middle-class feminists, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/478613/small-beautiful
  10. New eye on Israel

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui With its interweaving storyline that cuts across class and age barriers, Joseph Pitchhadze's Year Zero has been dubbed Israel's answer to Short Cuts. The film has a middle-class couple warring over childbirth, a single mother forced into prostitution to feed her son and an arms dealer courting disaster as he turns away from a life of gun-running. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547412/new-eye-israel

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