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Asia looks to Japan and Europe for elderly care models

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20-Aug-18 With drastically changing demographics set to transform many Asian countries into elderly-centric economies, the region is looking to learn from nations that have already successfully managed this reinvention as they rethink facilities such as nursing homes and healthcare services. [image: HKTDC]

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Korea's Hanwha vows to invest USD19.5 bn

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13-Aug-18 Hanwha will earmark USD19.5 bn for investments and hire 35,000 workers in its largest-ever growth plan. Korean chaebol (conglomerates) Samsung, Hyundai, SK, LG and others have made similar announcements recently in response to government appeals to help the economy. [image: Business Korea]

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Japan's Line Pay throws down gauntlet to Alipay

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28-Jun-18 Japanese chat app operator Line unveiled a new service aimed at spreading mobile payment across Japan, in the most potent challenge yet by a Japanese operator to the dominant Chinese mobile payment platform, Alipay. [image: Keiichiro Sato / Nikkei Asian Review]

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Is Japan ready for next-generation care?

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13-Jun-18 Japan’s total healthcare spend is JPY88 tn (USD797 bn), with just JPY20 tn (USD181 bn) going toward digital. One important next step is creating a space to invest in digital prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, say experts. [image: Mobile Lifestyle]

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Seoul Hospital to accept cryptocurrency

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05-Jun-18 KMP Health Care Seoul, a hospital that provides outpatient treatment, premium health check-ups, stem cell treatment and cosmetic surgery for Korean and foreign patients, will now provide medical services to customers who pay in cryptocurrency. [image: Business Korea]

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