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Are we keeping pace with technological and societal change?

In a world where individual consumers are the focus of digital development, the population-scale adoption of new technologies has resulted ...

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The debate on retirement ages in China

The demographic time bomb facing China is well-known, partly as a result of the earlier one-child policy. How to deal ...

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Asia Pacific underprepared for demographic shifts

We all face some big challenges in our lives. But how we respond to them, and the choices we make ...

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Immigration and public sector debt

This recent report complied by the Office for Budget Responsibility suggests that allowing more than 140,000 immigrants into Britain ...

STORY URL: Britain needs millions more immigrants to reduce strain of ageing population - Telegraph
Britain may need millions more immigrants over the next 50 years to reduce the "unsustainable" pressure that the ageing population is putting on the economy, the official forecaster has said.

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Earthquakes 'top risk' for Turkey

Exceptional natural circumstances have led to earthquakes being identified as the number one business risk in for Turkish business leaders ...

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Who cares?

The achievement of longer lives brings with it challenges. Thanks to the reduction of infectious diseases in many countries, this ...

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Taking the pulse of healthcare costs

Just as gravity keeps us firmly grounded, universal forces seem to drive healthcare costs ever higher. Several major socioeconomic and ...

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Chinese middle class

By 2050, some 1 billion Chinese will have reached a western middle class lifestyle. Every ecologist and most economists know ...

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Better understanding of longevity risks

The portion of elderly people in population becomes larger and larger because of longer life expectancy and decreases of fertility ...

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Who is funding the research?

The so-called 'dementia epidemic' is thought to be as a result of our changing demographic profile with regard to longer ...

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Latin America's future is Swiss Re's future

It was announced today that Robert Azevedo, Brazil's ambassador to the World Trade Organization, has been selected to be the ...

STORY URL: Innovative solutions for Latin America
Social innovation and entrepreneurship featured strongly on the agenda at the World Economic Forum on Latin America, where, as co-chair of the meeting, I had the opportunity to participate in a nu...

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Combining our Skills and Knowledge

Can our understanding of behavioural economics stimulate a meaningful and innovative response to the demographic changes in society as outlined ...

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Population Dynamics Everywhere

Population Dynamics Everywhere: How do we Preserve Wealth and Health? By Hans Groth, Chairman of the Board, WDA Forum, St ...

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Some age old questions...

The proportion of the world's population aged over 60 will jump from 11.2% to 21.8% over the next ...

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