SINGAPORE (May 14): In giving us a glimpse into the future, Deloitte sums up a global megatrend in one word: ageing. By 2025, more than one billion people in 10 Asian markets — China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam — will be aged 50 and above. That suggests demographics are likely to be the major force that changes society’s demand pattern. And it is not the millennials we are talking about, but the “silver” population, which is richer and surer of its wants.

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