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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 25 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Wombs for rent: Indian surrogate mothers tell their tales

NEW DELHI: As baby Lili celebrates her first birthday in Australia, far away in India her surrogate mother recalls the day the child was born - and on whom she never laid eyes.

Business 04 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Lee: No hidden agenda, decision to terminate and refund in the best interest of CHGS investors

KUALA LUMPUR: Property tycoon Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew, the founder of Country Heights Grower Scheme (CHGS) – the country’s first oil palm farm-sharing investment scheme, has quashed market talk that the recent proposed voluntary termination of CHGS will lead to its management company Plentiful Gold-Class Bhd privatising or profiteering from its oil palm plantation in Gua Musang, Kelantan for personal gains.

Business 31 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Tiny Singapore risks economic gloom without big baby boom

SINGAPORE: History suggests Singapore will enjoy a welcome baby boom in this Year of the Dragon, the most auspicious for births in the Chinese zodiac.

Business 17 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

World’s ageing population

WITH the world’s population growing older, there will be a lot more elderly people willing and able to work longer periods in their lives in both developed and emerging economies.

Business 11 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

S'pore billionaire to buy 10ha from Johor royal family

PETALING JAYA:b/b>Singapore billionaire Peter Lim, dubbed the 'Remisier King', has signed a deal with the Johor royal family to acquire 10ha in Johor for the development of a medical hub and a marina city.

Business 05 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

Concerns rise over demographic imbalance, limited basic resources

Lin See-Yan looks at an unbalanced growth in global population, the human migration and the shortening supply of resources.

Business 05 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM


Business 15 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Is 2050 our next big target?

Errol Oh ponders on the ifs and buts of Malaysia being the top-30 economy 40 years from now.

Business 16 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

CEO: TMC could turn around next year

PETALING JAYA: TMC Life Sciences Bhd's newly elected chief says the company could return to the black faster than previously anticipated, that is by next year, helped largely by higher contributions from foreign patients and new operations.