The Green Dollar


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How many and what

There are 63 existing homes and six new ones in Singapore. More manpower is intended to be pumped in to achieve functional levels. “In the future, nursing homes could be located closer to families and their capabilities in areas such as physiotherapy could be increased,” said Mr Khaw. “Costs will go up with these changes … Continue reading

Mature Employment

“By 2020, 19 per cent of Singapore’s labour force will be 55 years or older. With the notion of a “job for life” now fading fast, and most people knowing that they will likely spend time with multiple employers throughout their careers, older workers are adjusting to an ever-changing job market and the uncertainties that … Continue reading

Home Facts on the Elderly

Mr Lim Hng Kiang noted: “There are about 7.8 per cent of people above the age of 50 who need some form of help.”

Elderly & Deaths

-“Live Well Collaborative Singapore”- research centre focusing on products for the 50 and over, launched at SP in collaboration with P&G and U of Cincinnati. Start on first project Jan 2011. Research in areas like travel, electronics and healthcare. Transport: Boeing partnering the project to see how cabins can be made more senior-friendly. – Coffin … Continue reading

Blackrock: Profile

Blackrock is focused on companies that

1. have individual stock specific catalysts to release additional value

2. benefit the most from an improvement in the macro environment, through either higher oil prices or increased industry capital expenditure.

3. oil services

(Backdrop of oil price driven earnings revisions is a positive one, there are many company-specific factors to highlight even in flat price environemnt. Companies that are low-cost producrs and have strong resource positions, and high impact exploration programmes that are attracting value.)

For more information, contact:
Robin Batchelor, MD, portfolio manager and joint chief investment officer of blackrock's natural resources equity team, or Poppy Allanby: fund manager of Blackrock's natural resources equity team.