Demographics

Aging & Japan’s Economy

By Zhonghe Zhu — With a median age of 46.5 years, Japan is now home to the world’s oldest population. Without  rising labor force participation, a graying Japan will see its working population shrink. This decline in the labor force…

Update on India’s States: April 21, 2016

Prime Minister Modi announces e-trading platform for agriculture produce, Rajasthan relaxes is “two child policy” for government employees, Uttar Pradesh leading in public-private partnerships, Naidu approaches World Bank for building Andhra’s capital, ADB to provide $300 million for roads in…

Update on India’s States: February 24, 2016

West Bengal’s finance minister Amit Mitra (former head of FICCI) to lead GST committee for states; Andhra legislature meets starting March 5; Delhi government launches solar power subsidy program; Karnataka expands industrial self-certification program; Maharasthra dramatically liberalizes retail sector; Tamil…