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Europe, Middle East and Africa

At Nomura, we are always looking for opportunities that are born out of connected ideas. Nomura Connects brings together all of our latest thinking and views into one connected place.
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Economics

Fireside Chats - UK insights: The Great Reopening

The UK's outlook following mass easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

27 min podcast | July 2021

Sustainability

The New ESG Playbook

EU Sustainable Finance Rules Start to Take Shape

3 min read | July 2021

Sustainability

AI for Stock Selection – the ESG Connection

We introduce a novel AI-based technique for rating company ESG quality. Our method employs a unique Natural Language Processing (NLP) approach to analyse earnings call transcripts, uncovering ESG-relevant narratives and extracting ESG signals we can use to guide stock selection.

4 min read | July 2021

Economics

Introducing Cassandra: Our early warning model for financial crises

Cassandra is currently highlighting six economies – including the US, Japan and Germany – that could be subject to a financial crisis in the next 12 quarters.

2 min read | June 2021

Sustainability

Paul Polman: Embedding ESG in Business is the Right Thing to Do

Businesses must move from corporate social responsibility to being responsible social corporations.

5 min read | June 2021

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Central Banks

Fireside Chats - US & European Insights: Inflation, how far will it go?

Commodities and inflation are rising, how will they respond across the pond?

29 min podcast | June 2021

Economics

Resilience of global M&A

Global M&A saw a marked increase in the wake of the pandemic, but is this rise here to stay, and if so in which sectors?

6 min read | June 2021

Sustainability

Carbon Pricing and Financial Markets: The cheapest most expensive commodity

Various approaches to carbon pricing have been trialled in financial and capital markets, illustrating major changes in Enterprise Value.

5 min read | June 2021

Economics

UK Housing Market: Boom or Bust?

An outlook for the UK's housing market, weighing the positives against the negatives

9 min read | April 2021

Sustainability

A new green finance paradigm

The pandemic has spurred a reset in values regarding social and environmental stewardship.

4 min read | April 2021

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Emerging Markets

Fireside Chats – EM Insights: Which countries lie under the Damocles Sword?

Which Emerging Markets are at risk of an exchange rate crisis?

22 min podcast | March 2021

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Central Banks

Fireside Chats - BoJ and ECB Strategy Review: A New Direction?

How will the upcoming BoJ and ECB meetings impact monetary policy strategy and markets?

43 min podcast | March 2021

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