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Japan in focus

Japan’s Economy Wakes Up as Alarm Clocks Trigger Growth Boost

We previously explored the major events that led to a decades-long deflationary spiral in Japan. Here, we lay out how Japan’s economy can wake from its slumber by focusing on four main themes, (1) human resources strategy; (2) software investment; (3) entrenching a price-hiking culture; and (4) governance reforms.

5 min read | August 2023

Sustainability

Virtuous Circle - Recyclable, Reusable and Compostable Packaging

Prabha Parameswaran, Group President, Growth and Strategy at Colgate-Palmolive tells Nomura Greentech how the consumer giant is focused on recyclable, reusable and compostable packaging to create a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet.

3 min read | August 2023

Sustainability

Green Investing – Realizing a Renewable Future

Hidetake Takahashi, Head of Energy and Eco Services at ORIX, a Japanese financial services group, tells Nomura Greentech that he is doubling renewable energy generation capacity through strategic acquisitions

3 min read | August 2023

Sustainability

U.S. Waste Market Needs Better Incentives to Make an Impact

Moving the U.S. waste industry to a more circular and recycling-led market represents a major investment opportunity yet the effort faces headwinds due to ingrained consumer behavior, landfill economics, and fragmented policy which need better incentives to change.

3 min read | August 2023

Central Banks

BOJ Monetary Policy Meeting - Flexibility in the conduct of YCC is a policy change in practical terms

BOJ makes concessions for the uncertainty around inflation; Apr–Jun 2024 looks like a likely time for an end to YCC and NIRP

5 min read | August 2023

Technology

Generative AI to drive China’s technology revolution

China’s AI market could see US$18.5 billion of revenue growth between 2022 and 2025.

3 min read | August 2023

Sustainability

Investors Focused on Solving EV Charging Infrastructure Conundrum

Electric vehicle adoption is outpacing charging infrastructure build-out. However, massive ongoing investment in the sector combined with rapidly evolving technologies, promises to accelerate the required infrastructure to support continued growth.

3 min read | July 2023

Sustainability

The Growing U.S. Water Crisis

Western U.S. water shortages caused by mega droughts combined with under investment in the industry threaten a crisis unless desalination technologies improve or fresh water is used more efficiently.

3 min read | July 2023

Sustainability

Consumer Demand for Eco-Packaging Boosts Green Materials Industry

Consumer demand for green packaging is providing a tailwind for eco and recycled materials but more policy support and collaboration is needed before the industry can make a bigger decarbonization impact.

3 min read | July 2023

Sustainability

How Alternative Proteins Will Transform the World’s Food System

The alternative protein industry has emerged as a solution to the unsustainable practices of intensive agriculture but more investment is required to create a new low-emission food system in the coming decades.

3 min read | July 2023

Sustainability

Green Hydrogen Set to be Mainstream by 2030

The convergence of several forces will usher in a new era of power generation driven by clean and low-carbon hydrogen.

3 min read | July 2023

Japan in focus

Japan’s Three Lost Decades – Escaping Deflation

Investor interest in the Japanese economy is increasing globally, due to expectations of an end to deflation. We summarize the major events that led to a decades-long deflationary spiral.

4 min read | July 2023

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