July 24, 2016

If demographics is destiny then women will dominate Hong Kong in the coming years. That’s what Richard Harris, Chief Executive of Port Shelter Investment Management, means when he highli...

November 3, 2015

A new study by the IMF puts the future burden on public finances from ageing societies in stark perspective:

 

Age-Related Spending, Developed & Less-Developed Countries, 20...

August 22, 2015

China’s next five-year plan, to be released in 2016, will place population management as a more important goal than economic growth, signaling concerns about demographic change in the co...

July 3, 2015

Interest rates in the Asia Pacific region and the world have trended downward since the Global Financial Crisis. For many, this is a welcome development, resulting in easier monetary con...

May 10, 2015

Demographics is a major topic here on APAC Trends and no country illustrates the perils of aging demographic profiles more than Japan. We have previously argued that reversing the dampen...

April 11, 2015

From now until 2020, global economic growth is unlikely to return to pre-crisis levels – that’s the message from the International Monetary Fund’s recently released World Economic Outloo...

March 29, 2015

 

 

Research by Mckinsey shows that, by 2040, the share of the Japan's population aged over 65 will reach 36%, or around 40 million people. This is the most important factor driving the Ab...

March 22, 2015

Abe’s recent resounding re-election has bought him time to implement reforms and he should seize the opportunity now before it is too late.

 

 

He needs to make the economy better able to s...

March 17, 2015

Population aging is a profound long-term trend that will affect all of the nations in the Asia-Pacific region during the next 50 years. One of the biggest pressures from population aging...

March 13, 2015

The outlook for working age populations over the next 80 years in the Asia-Pacific region look most favorable in The Philippines, Malaysia, India and finally Indonesia, according to long...

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