Aging in Asia



  • The world's richest aging populations Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | 2:16 AM ET

    The world's population may be rapidly aging, but the growing demographic of "baby boomers" are also rich with big spending power. Where are the world's elderly thriving financially? Click ahead to find out.

  • Countries With Aging Populations Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 10:32 PM ET
    The world is rapidly aging. A whopping 2 billion people will be 60 years and older by 2050, more than triple the amount in 2000, according to the World Health Organization.This demographic change has major implications for the global economy. Some of the world's biggest economies are facing rising healthcare costs, a shrinking workforce, higher pension costs and diminishing fertility rates. Many countries have already begun adapting to their increasingly aging populations by raising the retireme

    We've come up with a list of countries with the starkest gap between the number of old and the number of young. Find out which countries have the biggest gap between old and young.

  • Eight Ways to Invest in Aging Asia Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 4:18 PM ET

    Asia, home to some of the world's fastest-growing economies, is also aging fast. The region is undergoing a major demographic change that presents both challenges and opportunities.


  • Getting women into Japan's workplace  Sunday, 10 Nov 2013 | 6:50 PM ET

    Amar Gill, Head of Asia Research, CLSA says the female labor participation rate in Japan is not as low as people think.

  • What does lower fertility rates mean for Asia?  Sunday, 3 Nov 2013 | 6:53 PM ET

    Sanjeev Sanyal, Global Strategist at Deutsche Bank expects global fertility to fall to the replacement rate in less than 15 years.

  • China's changing demographics  Sunday, 27 Oct 2013 | 7:50 PM ET

    Sam Radwan, Partner & Co-Founder of Enhance International talks about building a safety net for the elderly in China.

  • The future of healthcare for Asia's elderly  Sunday, 27 Oct 2013 | 7:46 PM ET

    In this final part of CNBC's Aging in Asia series, Sri Jegarajah looks at the healthcare needs of the elderly in the region.

  • China's elderly dealt a blow by one-child policy  Sunday, 20 Oct 2013 | 7:47 PM ET

    Decades of a one-child policy in China means there are now fewer working youngsters to support their elders. CNBC's Eunice Yoon has more.

  • Singapore's 'active aging' approach  Sunday, 13 Oct 2013 | 7:47 PM ET

    An aging population presents a number of challenges for economies. CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar takes a look at how Singapore addresses that problem by retaining older workers.

  • Here's the downside to retaining older workers  Sunday, 13 Oct 2013 | 7:50 PM ET

    Does it make sense for elderly workers to stay in the workforce? Kim Walker, founder and CEO of Silver Group, believes productivity may ultimately be hurt as a result.

  • Finding affordable housing is a particularly big challenge for Hong Kong's elderly as property prices continue to skyrocket. CNBC's Emily Tan reports as part of CNBC's "Aging in Asia" series.

  • As life spans rise, how will Asia face retirement?  Sunday, 29 Sep 2013 | 7:46 PM ET

    As Asia's elderly population rises, there is a risk that many will outlive their retirement savings if they fail to plan properly. CNBC's Chloe Cho investigates the economics of old age.

  • Costs and challenges of graying economies  Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | 7:48 PM ET

    What does a rapidly aging population mean for governments and the economy? CNBC finds out in this special report about Asia's "silver tsunami."

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