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China Still A Long Way From Solving Its Demographic Crisis

SO much for a new demographic dividend, as we warned last November when China announced that it had relaxed its one-child policy.

If you recall, Beijing decided that couples would be allowed to have two children if just one of …

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Demographics Threaten China Property Collapse

By John Richardson

THE persistent weakness in China’s petrochemicals markets had mainly been caused by problems in the country’s property sector, according to many delegates on the sidelines of last week’s Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC) in Pattaya, Thailand.

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China: No New “Demographic Dividend”

By John Richardson

ANOTHER, on the surface, stunning announcement last Friday – along with promises of root and branch economic reforms – was China’s decision to relax its one-child policy. All of these announcements followed the conclusion of last week’s …

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China Labour Supply Threatens Productivity Growth

Chart compiled by the China Real Time Report blog. 

 

By John Richardson

NOBODY should be surprised about what is happening in China’s petrochemicals markets, as the signs have been there for many months that economic rebalancing would have to …

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India’s “Booming” Middle Class

In the second of our series of posts on Asian demographics, we look at India. Yesterday, we summarised the overall challenges.

 

 By John Richardson

INDIA is the home of a booming middle class that voraciously consumes I-Phones, I-Pads, BMWs, foreign …

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