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29 November 2015 at 23:52 GMT
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Japanese companies are investing in China to prepare for demographic changes, seeking to capitalize on a rapidly ageing population and a potential baby boom with the loosening of the one-child policy. China has 212 million people aged 60 and older, or 15.5% of the population. That figure has risen by 8.6 million per year in the past five years and it will grow further. The relaxation of the one-child policy could change the makeup of China's population as well. With more than 90 million women now allowed to have a second child, child-related consumer spending will likely increase. Population trends are creating promising opportunities in health care, pharmaceuticals and nursing services.
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02 April 2015 at 9:06 GMT
Forget standard indicators such as price-to-income ratios. A more accurate gauge of urban residential property demand in China these days is the divorce rate – or more accurately, divorce aimed at dodging property taxes.
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