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Hong Kong’s financial future hangs on getting the right mix
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.
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.
The Hong Leong Capital buyout saga has thrust certain individuals into the limelight. While those from the Hong Leong Group are well-known in corporate circles, the one low-profile individual Datuk Dr Yu Kuan Chon has this saga to thank for him becoming a big corporate name today. Here are the profiles of the key players:
LONDON: Britain is planning to become the first country in the world to offer controversial "three-parent" fertility treatments to families who want to avoid passing on incurable diseases to their children.
OMAHA, Nebraska: Short-seller Douglas Kass, Warren Buffett's handpicked bear, raised a concern on the minds of many shareholders at the "Woodstock for capitalists" this weekend: Has Berkshire Hathaway Inc become so big that it will find it hard to grow?