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UK and China agree GBP2 bn healthcare deals

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21-Oct-15 With a population of more than one billion and a rapidly developing economy, China is set to become the world’s fastest growing healthcare market. Today’s £2 billion trade package for UK exports in research, hospital construction, training, diagnostics and drug discovery shows the huge potential of UK/Chinese Life Science trade. [image: GOV.UK]

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SK Telecom enters China's lucrative market

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24-Oct-15 SK Telecom has signed an MoU with the Wuxi city in China, to open a healthcare center in Wuxi Xinqu Hospital, a major hospital in Wuxi. The new clinical services in Wuxi are intended to serve as a stepping stone for SK to ignite its ICT-based health care business in China. [image: Korea Times]

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New plan on fertility and aging for Korea

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19-Oct-15 Korea's "Third Basic Plan on Low Fertility and Aging Society” is intended to raise the country’s fertility rate from 1.2 to 1.5 by 2020. The plan includes housing assistance measures for the younger generation and the newly married. Medical expenses relating to pregnancy are to be reduced, and medical procedures for fertility are to be covered by national health insurance. [image: Business Korea]

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Emerging markets still a good bet, Abbott

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22-Oct-15 Although growth in emerging markets is slowing, Abbott CEO Miles White remains upbeat about the prospects in countries like China. During 3Q 2015, Abbott saw revenue in emerging markets soar 21%. “Policies focused on expanding access to care and favorable trends, including increasing birth rates, aging populations, and adoption of Western standards and technologies, are all driving growth,” said White. [image: MD + DI].

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Ho Chi Minh City digitizes 2,400 treatment regimens

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22-Oct-15 Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Health has launched an online database for treatment regimens for professionals to refer to. The website, pddt.medinet.org.vn, lists 2,366 treatment regimens which are in use at 21 leading infirmaries in the city. [image: Tuoi Tre News]

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