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18 Jan 2022
The birth rate in the world's most populous country, China, has fallen for a fifth consecutive year to hit a record low. The population is ageing and the workforce is shrinking. Despite ending the decades-long one-child policy, the baby boom officials had hoped for never materialised. These rapidly changing demographics foreshadow a crisis that could undercut the country's economic and social stability.
24 Feb 2019
Car sales in China have been plummeting and the persisting slump leaves automakers with few places to go for sales growth. India's economic and demographic trends make it a promising market. But success is tough.
18 Aug 2018
New health data underway, as Nigeria set to conduct Demographic, Health Survey.

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