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Rather than deciding on whether to bet on China or take a punt with India, smart investors...

Rather than deciding on whether to bet on China or take a punt with India, smart investors should seek exposure to both: "Picking one and leaving out the other would be a high-risk strategy," one strategist says. The good news: Both of the world's most populous countries can point to powerful population trends that bode well for continued strong growth.
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  • User 353732
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    China has the worst demographic profile of any major nation: a fertility rate well below replacement; rapidly rising dependent to worker ratio; labor force that is expected to peak in just a few years; feeble, unskilled and unhealthy older rural population ( growing fast)with no means to provide for itself other than help from their only child; and a hugely distorted male/female ratio which means that tens of millions of young Chinese males will be unable to marry and raise a family.

     

    How can this a powerful force for growth in the next decade?
    29 Apr 2011, 06:01 AM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    Well said; now tell us what you think about India, I agree with you on China but I think India has been sowing the seeds for strong economy for decades and will likely do very well in the future. It's only really weakness seems to be a fragmented political authority.
    29 Apr 2011, 07:37 AM Reply Like
  • alpharox
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    I would appreciate refraining from using shortened urls. I don't click on them since I have no idea where it goes.
    29 Apr 2011, 07:02 AM Reply Like
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