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Voice of Asia

A rich tapestry of insights

The Voice of Asia series brings to life the challenges and opportunities facing the Asia Pacific region now and in the future. In the third edition we outline how demographics will drastically reshape the economic environment in Asia Pacific over the rest of this century.

The Voice of Asia series

The Asian century is shaping, cultivating, and driving a dynamic future for business and society. Powered by almost 60 percent of the world’s population, the region has become a hub of diversity and innovation.

Our Voice of Asia series brings to life the challenges and opportunities facing the region today and tomorrow. The potential has never been greater to create a cohesive narrative that reflects the interdependence of the region and provides a glimpse of what’s possible across Asia, shaping a more positive outlook overall.

The publication focuses on key unifying themes—from growth to trade, culture to commerce, digital to demographics —that underpin Asia’s current and future prosperity.

Voice of Asia is the result of significant collaboration across the Deloitte Asia Pacific and global network – bringing together a rich tapestry of insights.

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Voice of Asia, Third Edition

Edition three, Demography is shifting the balance of power in Asia, outlines how demographics will drastically reshape the economic environment in Asia Pacific over the rest of this century. There are three articles in this edition:

  • Ageing Tigers, Hidden Dragons
  • Asia’s growth on the cusp of change – driven by demographics
  • Demographics under the spotlight, by country.

This edition looks at demographic changes occurring across Asia and how it will see India rise as an economic superpower, supplying more than half of the increase in Asia’s potential workforce over the coming decade. At the same time, Asia’s ageing population is rapidly ageing – by 2042 there will be more over-65s in Asia than the populations of the Eurozone and North America combined. However, for every challenge there are also significant opportunities for businesses to invest in what will clearly be growth sectors in coming decades.

Read the media release: Asia to be home to 60% of the world’s over 65s by 2030.

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