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Business 24 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM

New global population trends are worrisome

Demography matters. But it’s not destiny as the French philosopher, Auguste Comte, would have us believe. Other things also matter. Certainly its impact endures far longer and has far wide-ranging effects. Nevertheless, even demographic trends do change.

Business 25 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Short-term jobs have higher risks

When the movie reviews recently surfaced in Madrid for I>Spider-Man 2/I>, the young superhero's mundane day job in a pizza joint was dismissively defined with Spain's harsh local slang for temporary work, 'contrato basura'.

Business 31 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Population at 25 million and increasing by 2%

MALAYSIA#039;S population has reached 25.08 million this year, up from 23.49 million last year.

Business 20 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

Size of working population shrinking in China

LAST year, the number of people of working age in China, defined as those aged between 15 and 59, shrank by 3.45 million or 0.6% to 937.27 million compared to 2011, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics in January.

Business 30 Jan 2014 | 5:07 PM

Indonesia to face opportunity, risk as population grows by a third

JAKARTA: Family planning efforts have stagnated in Indonesia over a decade of democratic rule and the world's fourth most populous country risks squandering a so-called demographic dividend that a youthful, productive population should deliver.

Business 24 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

TMC to bank on women and children healthcare

PETALING JAYA: TMC Life Sciences Bhd remains optimistic about its earnings outlook for the year, banking on its core competency of women and children healthcare services.

Business 18 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Weak ringgit a boon for local medical tourism

MALAYSIA is emerging as a hub for medical tourism due to a confluence of factors.

Economy 05 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM

World Bank comments on demographics, climate change and debt

IN the years to come, aging populations and changing weather patterns will place further pressure on governments in managing their deficits and national debt, made worse by the global financial crisis of 2008/2009.