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Affluent households in China are concentrated geographically

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28-Apr-17  As the overall level of affluence in China has increased an increasing proportion of households has reached the level where they are commercially attractive to international marketers, typically income of >USD20k. In 2016 there were 32 cities with 100,000 households of >USD50k income. With the exceptions of Chongqing, Wuhan, Chengdu, Changsha and Kunming, they are located in the east. [image: Global Demographics]

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Global foundation launches value-based healthcare pilots

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28-Apr-17 The World Economic Forum plans pilot programs of a new healthcare model that would pay for treatment based on how well it works rather than volume of care. Signatories include Novartis, Takeda, Medtronic, Kaiser Permanente, Qualcomm's health-data unit, and health officials from the Netherlands and Britain. Regional pilots are planned for The Netherlands, Singapore and China. [image: Reuters]

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Deal to drive wellness tourism in Dubai

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27-Apr-17 The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has signed an MoU with Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery that aims to drive wellness tourism in the region. Dr Layla Al Marzouqi, director of Dubai Medical Tourism Project, commented: “We aspire to position Dubai as the first medical tourism destination in the MENA region and to be among the top 10 medical tourism destinations." [image: IHMT]

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Singapore Press Holdings enters healthcare sector

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26-Apr-17 Singapore Press Holdings has entered the healthcare sector with the SGD164 mn acquisition of nursing home provider Orange Valley Healthcare. Orange Valley runs five nursing homes in Singapore, with more than 900 beds. [image: Reuters]

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