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    Creative approaches to ageing

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 18/11/2019

    » Across Asia, countries are coming to grips with demographic changes and seeking to improve the lives of their growing elderly populations. Japan, where the proportion of people aged 65 years and older is projected to rise from 28% now to 38% by 2050, is providing support to companies that retain older employees, as well as health, housing and mobility investments in response to emerging needs.

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    China's medical apps eye Asean

    Asia focus, Suwatchai Songwanich, Published on 18/11/2019

    » China's largest online healthcare platform, Ping An Good Doctor, is setting its sights on Southeast Asian expansion to tap growing regional demand for healthcare services and cater to the increasing number of middle-class mainland Chinese who are travelling to the region for medical treatment.

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    Meth menace

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 18/11/2019

    » Boshe, a community of 14,000 in Guangdong province in southern China, was once known as the "Breaking Bad Village" because it supplied one-third of the methamphetamine consumed in the country.

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    Shaping the wealth

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 18/11/2019

    » � These are exciting times for Asia's wealth market. The global economic centre of gravity has shifted to the region, which has now become the wealth creation centre of the world. A report issued in June by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) projected that wealth in Asia excluding Japan would expand by 9.4% from 2018 to 2023.

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    Tech tracker

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 18/11/2019

    » Being a technology analyst was a fairly undemanding profession when Jun-Fwu Chin started his career with IDC back at the turn of the millennium.

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    Digital finance and China's bubble economy

    Asia focus, Published on 18/11/2019

    » The development of inclusive finance has been vigorously promoted by the Chinese government in recent years. The goal is to provide more convenient and accessible financial services for its domestic market. Many of the initiatives involve digital applications, which is also consistent with strong government support for the digital economy.

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    From the Alps to Asia

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 11/11/2019

    » Nestled between Switzerland and Austria, the Principality of Liechtenstein is one of the world's smallest countries with an area of only 160 square kilometres and some 38,000 inhabitants.

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    Beyond booking

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 11/11/2019

    » Traveloka, the Indonesian travel booking and lifestyle platform, has expanded aggressively to enhance the user experience for customers researching and booking trips, with new offerings including credit and installment payment options.

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    US hot air and the Paris accord

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 11/11/2019

    » Does it matter that the United States has formally begun withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement? Given that it is the world's second biggest carbon dioxide emitter after China, some say that yes, it does matter, because it will now be free to pollute the planet even more.

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    Lessons from the Asean Summit

    Asia focus, Patpon Sabpaitoon, Published on 11/11/2019

    » As Thailand prepares to wind down its year-long chairmanship of Asean, it's time to reflect on the state of the 10-country alliance and relations with its dialogue partners. Based on what happened at the 35th Asean Summit from Nov 2-4 in Bangkok, the outlook is mixed.

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