April 21, 2017

China had 262,900 robots in operation at the end of 2016, and Macquarie Research expects that number to more than double to 614,200 robots by the end of 2018, by which time China will ha...

May 6, 2016

Wage growth in Japan has lagged well behind productivity during the past 15 years and remains sluggish despite an increasingly tight labor market.

 

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May 18, 2015

The Economist’s Asia Business Outlook Survey for 2015 reveals that rising labour costs offer the greatest threat to corporate profitability for companies operating in China in 2015....

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 20, 2015

From now to 2020, manufacturers migrating westward from China's eastern provinces will benefit from cheaper labour costs but will still face fast-growing wage inflation in those province...

March 19, 2015

The South Asian region has shown little or no increase in the percentage of workers engaged in wage employment during the past 15 years, and the region has a long way to go toward buildi...

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 15, 2015

The International Labour Organization’s 2014 Wage Report for the Asia Pacific region shows rapid growth in wages compared to global averages, wide differences in wage levels in the regio...

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