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WB releases report on aging population in East Asia and Pacific

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28-Mar-16 According to a World Bank report, 36% of the world’s population aged 65+, or 211 million people, live in East Asia, the largest share among all regions. Vietnam was listed among countries with an aging population. The number of people over 65 in Vietnam is forecast to increase from 6.3 million to 18 million by 2040, 18% of its population. [image: Vietnam+]

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Siloam to set up 13 new hospitals in Indonesia

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28-Mar-16 Hospital operator PT Siloam International Hospitals, part of the Lippo Group, will set up 13 new hospital chains across Indonesia within two years. The plan will see Siloam's full-service hospitals increase to 33 from 20 at present. Each hospital is estimated to consume an average investment of USD8 mn. [image: ANTARA / Sahrul Manda Tikupadang]

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Foreign interest in Myanmar healthcare runs high

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23-Mar-16 Foreign investors have turned their attention to multi-million-dollar projects in Myanmar’s healthcare industry after being shut out for years. Rising incomes, a budding middle class and opportunities in a market that currently relies on overseas medical care are enticing foreign companies to the country. Entrants include Malaysia's Parkway, Thonburi and Bumrungrad from Thailand, and Indonesia's Lippo Group. [image: Zarni Phyo / The Myanmar Times]

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China's iKang announces acquisition of Guizhou Wishstar

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23-Mar-16 iKang Healthcare Group, China’s largest private preventive healthcare services provider, has announced a joint venture with Guizhou Hearst Healthcare, marking iKang’s first in Guiyang. It will effectively expand its presence into the Southwest China market. [image: iKang Healthcare Group]

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