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Economics

Asia Economic Monthly: Asia’s growth kaleidoscope

Don’t paint the entire region with the same brush. Growth divergence is likely, based on cyclical and structural outlooks.

4 min read | April 2024

Economics

Asia Economic Monthly: Deciphering Asia’s capex cycles and trends

Leading indicators point to a cyclical improvement in the open economies, but we expect higher investment trends in India, the Philippines and Indonesia.

4 min read | March 2024

Technology

How a Unique Financing Reduced Costs for Taiwan’s GlobalWafers

GlobalWafers, the world’s third biggest silicon wafer maker issued EUR345mn of Exchangeable Units.

2 min read | March 2024

Sustainability

Policy Tailwinds – Leveraging a Megatrend to Effect Change

Nancy Floyd is founder of Nth Power, a US sustainability-focused venture capital firm. Nancy tells Nomura Greentech that the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) combined with strong funding are a game-changer for clean tech firms.

4 min read | March 2024

Economics

Swiftonomics: The economic power of superstar concerts

The economic impact of superstar concerts, such as Taylor Swift’s, is likely more local than macro.

4 min read | March 2024

Technology

Corporate Cybersecurity Risk – A Guide for Investors Part 2

In the second and final part of a new paper on cybersecurity, Jason Mortimer, Head of Sustainable Investment – Fixed Income at Nomura Asset Management, provides practical strategies investors can adopt when engaging portfolio companies to improve cyber hygiene with directly measurable impact.

3 min read | February 2024

Technology

Corporate Cybersecurity Risk – A Guide for Investors: Part 1

In a new two-part paper, Jason Mortimer, Head of Sustainable Investment – Fixed Income at Nomura Asset Management, examines how investors can leverage data insights to better engage with portfolio companies and mitigate cyber risk.

3 min read | February 2024

Sustainability

Green Hydrogen – Scaling Clean Power to Reach Net Zero

Roeland Baan is CEO of Topsoe, a Danish engineering company. Roeland tells Nomura Greentech that he is accelerating the rollout of green hydrogen to fight emissions in hard-to-abate industries.

4 min read | February 2024

Economics

Asia Economic Monthly: Asia under Trumponomics 2.0

Increased protectionism, US-China decoupling, US macro policies, pivot from green energy and America First foreign policy could adversely impact many Asian economies.

5 min read | February 2024

Sustainability

Progress over Perfection – Accelerating Battery Recycling

Amy Schumacher, CEO of The Heritage Group, a U.S.-based sustainability investor, tells Nomura Greentech that she is applying generations of business experience to grow vital new industries such as battery recycling.

4 min read | February 2024

Sustainability

Hong Kong Harnesses Blockchain in Green Finance Push

Hong Kong’s use of blockchain in the green bonds sector highlights how the technology can be rolled out to reduce greenwashing while attracting a greater pool of investors.

3 min read | January 2024

Sustainability

Green Hydrogen Will Unlock New, Scalable Opportunities in Clean Energy

As Europe scales up production and import of green hydrogen, how can the industry mobilize capital to deliver bigger projects? Laurent Dallet, Managing Director at Nomura Greentech, discusses the increasing competition in the green hydrogen space.

3 min read | January 2024

Sustainability

Regenerative Packaging – Quickening the End of Single-Use Plastic

Pierre Paslier, co-founder of Notpla, a London-based maker of seaweed packaging. tells Nomura Greentech about his mission to consign single-use plastic to history.

4 min read | January 2024

Annual Outlook

US 2024 Outlook – Slowdown, Recession and Last-Mile Inflation Risks Ahead?

US growth momentum is slowing following the surprising resilience in 2023. We expect real GDP growth to average close to zero for 2024, with a below-trend average of 1.3% in H1 ahead of a mild recession in H2.

8 min read | January 2024

Sustainability

COP28 – Achievements and Outcomes

The Dubai summit achieved a landmark agreement to transition away from fossil fuels for the first time. COP28 calls on countries to contribute to the global effort to accelerate action in this critical decade to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

3 min read | December 2023

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Sustainability

ESG360 – Sustainable Heroes XI: Green Leaders in Focus

We talk with the individuals who featured in the Winter 2023 edition of Nomura Greentech’s Sustainable Heroes magazine, which shines a spotlight on the trailblazers transforming our key systems to create a better world.

26 min video | December 2023

Annual Outlook

Asia Macro Outlook 2024: Positioned for outperformance

We expect Asia to outperform the US and Europe due to stronger fundamentals and a recovery in the goods cycle.

4 min read | December 2023

Technology

How to sustainably monetize generative AI

The total addressable market for generative AI is projected to be US$185 billion in 2025.

3 min read | December 2023

Technology

Transforming money into data

Real-time settlements, interoperability of payment rails and programable instruments are boosting cross-border transactions.

3 min read | November 2023

Technology

Intelligent driving technology could go mainstream in China by 2025: Kaijun Qiu

Vehicles with autonomous driving functions could go mainstream in 2025 as both functionality and user experience reach a turning point.

3 min read | November 2023

Economics

Exploring China’s new consumption trends: Shaun Rein

China’s consumers are spending differently after the pandemic, turning selective on quality and trading down, said Shaun Rein of China Market Research Group.

3 min read | October 2023

Economics

Asia Economic Monthly: The goods cycle is headed higher for now

Asia’s goods cycle has bottomed out and is headed higher over the next two quarters.

3 min read | October 2023

Technology

China Auto Industry Leverages Modular Production to Become EV Powerhouse

China, already the world’s largest automobile manufacturer, is leveraging its expertise in the modular production of EVs, battery technology, and smart mobility, to transform itself into an automotive superpower.

3 min read | October 2023

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Sustainability

ESG360 – Is Precision Fermentation the Future of Food?

In our latest ESG360 podcast, we speak with David Verbitsky, Head of AgTech & Sustainable Food at Nomura Greentech, about precision fermentation, a technology that is now being used for the manufacture of food and food ingredients.

17 min video | September 2023

Sustainability

Deploying Capital to Decarbonise Household Electrification

Investment banks are assessing opportunities for capital deployment in renewable energy technology. Alex Stein, EMEA Co-Head of Nomura Greentech, proposes an integrated solution to decarbonise energy in the home and incentivise customers to manage costs, consumption, and carbon footprint.

3 min read | September 2023

Volatility

Bumper Gas Stores to Insulate Europe from Cold Winter Supply Shock

Europe’s efforts to build up natural gas stores look set to pay dividends and shield it from supply shortages if a cold winter sets in.

3 min read | September 2023

Sustainability

Biodegradable Plastic - Returning Consumer Waste to Nature

Niall Dunne, CEO of Polymateria, a UK-based maker of green packaging, tells Nomura Greentech that he is pioneering the use of biotransformation technology to eliminate the scourge of plastic pollution.

4 min read | September 2023

Sustainability

Energy Independence – Policy and Geopolitical Impact

Sébastien Clerc, CEO of Voltalia, a French renewables producer, tells Nomura Greentech that energy dependence concerns will accelerate the rollout of renewables in Europe.

4 min read | September 2023

Sustainability

Natural Capital – Restoring the Balance Between Biodiversity and Humanity

Dharsono Hartono is CEO of PT Rimba Makmur Utama, which operates one of the world’s largest carbon offset projects. Dharsono’s work protecting and conserving forests in Indonesia has saved millions of tons of carbon to fight climate change.

3 min read | September 2023

Economics

Damocles: Our Early Warning Indicator of EM Exchange Rate Crises

Our early warning model of EM exchange rate crises shows Turkey, Czech Republic, Sri Lanka and Romania are at risk

2 min read | August 2023

Economics

Asia Economic Monthly: Food inflation risks are on the rise

Fiscal policy will be the first line of defense against rising food prices in Asia

3 min read | August 2023

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

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

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

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

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

Technology

How Technology is Altering Asia’s Trading Landscape

The growth of the dark pool space and the rise of electronic crossing platforms are playing an instrumental part in the evolution of Asia’s execution landscape as buyside trading desks look to tap into additional sources of liquidity efficiently and anonymously.

3 min read | July 2023

Economics

The risk management of Asian opportunities: Heng Swee Keat

Singapore’s deputy prime minister believes that economic fundamentals in Asia makes for a great opportunity when balanced with prudent risk management.

4 min read | July 2023

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Sustainability

ESG360 – Sustainable Heroes X: Green Leaders in Focus

We feature 4 individuals who appeared in the Summer 2023 edition of Nomura Greentech’s Sustainable Heroes magazine, which shines a spotlight on some of the trailblazers who are accelerating the net zero transition.

29 min video | June 2023

Economics

Is a Global Recession Imminent? In For a Long Grind, says Ruchir Sharma

“We’re likely to have a very different economic cycle where the recession, if and when it comes, will be much later than anticipated,” said Mr. Sharma at the Nomura Investment Forum Asia 2023.

3 min read | June 2023

Economics

Asia’s time to shine

Asia, currently the fastest-growing economic region, has always been a land of opportunity with significant scope for economic development. So the pertinent question is not “why Asia?”, but “why Asia now?”

5 min read | June 2023

Economics

Asia Economic Monthly: Shape of Asian exports recovery: L, U, V or W?

We expect the Asian exports downcycle to hit its lowest point in Q2, but the shape of recovery is uncertain.

3 min read | May 2023

Sustainability

Blue Bonds – A Blueprint for Ocean Conservation

Blue bonds, like their better known green cousins, are growing in popularity as awareness of ocean conservation becomes more important and countries commit to protecting the seas.

3 min read | May 2023

Economics

Thailand hospitals poised for further expansion

More cash from the past three years, medical tourism, and high-intensity care to prop up expansion.

2 min read | May 2023

Sustainability

Are Carbon Markets the Missing Piece in the Climate Change Puzzle?

Carbon markets are an often overlooked solution for combatting climate change. Andrew Bowley, Sustainability Governance Officer, explains that as more firms make net-zero commitments, we need to make it easier to offset emissions.

3 min read | May 2023

Sustainability

Combining Innovation and Investment to Power the Energy Transition

The energy transition will be driven by entrepreneurs, ideas and companies, but they can only succeed with the right support and investment. Jeff McDermott, Global Co-Head of Investment Banking, discusses how the landscape is evolving to empower success.

3 min read | April 2023

Technology

Asia primed to meet growing electric vehicle battery demand

Regional competition to produce electric vehicle batteries will remain tight.

3 min read | April 2023

Sustainability

Why Cybersecurity Is the Biggest Hidden ESG Risk

Cybersecurity is fast becoming the top global risk by impact and likelihood along with climate change and geopolitical conflict. In response, investors need an efficient model to integrate cybersecurity into their investment decisions.

4 min read | March 2023

Sustainability

Battery Reincarnation – A Second Life in Rural Electrification

Lina Lee is Co-Founder of Durapower, a Singapore-based energy storage solutions provider. Lina tells Nomura Greentech that she is extending the duration of electric vehicle batteries by giving them a second life as storage for renewables.

3 min read | March 2023

Economics

Asia Economic Monthly

We raise our 2023 GDP growth projections slightly, but a services-driven recovery in China and the US, and a higher-for-longer Fed are not as positive for Asia.

3 min read | February 2023

Sustainability

Scaling Solar – Harnessing Agriculture to Boost Deployment

Alexander Arcache is Managing Director and founder of Kronos Solar, a German renewables company. Alexander believes agrivoltaics – the shared use of land for both solar power generation and agriculture – will be a key driver of future solar deployment.

4 min read | February 2023

Sustainability

Purpose over Profit - Using Clean Energy to Alleviate Poverty

Vineet Mittal is Chairman of Avaada Group, a leading Indian renewables company. Vineet explains to Nomura Greentech how his clean energy plans can help lift people out of poverty.

5 min read | February 2023

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Annual Outlook

ESG360 Outlook 2023: Part 1 - Will Green Deals Rebound?

This is the first of our two-part 2023 ESG Outlook Series, in which we explore what this year has in store for green deals.

29 min video | January 2023

Sustainability

Trade not Aid – Rewarding Communities for Protecting Nature

Ana Haurie is CEO of Respira International, an impact-driven carbon finance company. Ana tells Nomura Greentech that she is using the principal of ‘trade not aid’ via the voluntary carbon market to empower communities and get us to net zero.

4 min read | January 2023

Annual Outlook

US 2023 Outlook: The Economic Costs of Curbing Inflation

We expect 2023 to bring into focus a nascent recession, with pronounced weakness across a broad range of economic indicators

12 min read | January 2023

Sustainability

Magic Meat – Growing Animal Protein to Reduce Emissions

Josh Tetrick is CEO of Eat Just, a US food startup. Josh tells Nomura Greentech how he is pioneering cultivated or lab-grown meat to drastically cut emissions from animal protein.

4 min read | January 2023

Sustainability

COP27 – Achievements and Outcomes

The Sharm El-Sheikh conference resulted in agreement to carry forward into future COP discussions loss and damage arrangements but didn’t move the needle on limiting climate change.

3 min read | November 2022

Economics

Having learned from the 1997 crisis, Asia’s currency defense is likely to be prudent and eclectic

Asian economies are in a much better state today, more able and willing to tolerate currency depreciation, which can act as a shock absorber.

4 min read | October 2022

Sustainability

The Future of Carbon Credit Trading in Singapore

Singapore’s new international carbon credit exchanges are a step towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions in a market with enormous potential.

6 min read | October 2022

Technology

Macro Tailwinds Favor Long-Term Growth of Tech-Enabled Companies in Asia

Investors are looking at companies that exhibit sustainable growth and profitability

3 min read | October 2022

Sustainability

The Benefits of Employing Disabled Workers

Part 6 of our Nomura - University of Sheffield research on the social pillar of ESG in East Asia looks at disabled employment and how the diversity dividend will inform business performance and sustainability.

5 min read | October 2022

Technology

Crypto winter came in the summer...What’s next?

Blockchain technology is being widely adopted including in trade finance and asset tokenization

3 min read | October 2022

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Sustainability

ESG360 – How AgTech is Revolutionising the Food Chain

In this podcast, we explore how factors such as climate change, a population explosion and food security are driving AgTech solutions like insect protein and lab-grown meat.

28 min video | October 2022

Sustainability

Modern Farming – Reducing Food Miles and Waste

Kathy Valiasek, CFO at Local Bounti, a controlled environment agriculture company, told Nomura Greentech how she is helping to pioneer modern methods of farming that reduce food waste while using less of the planet’s resources.

3 min read | September 2022

Sustainability

Insect Effect – Reinventing the World’s Food System

Clément Ray, CEO and co-founder of biotech company Innovafeed, told Nomura Greentech how the startup, which produces insect protein as a sustainable alternative to higher emission protein sources, is focused on building a zero waste agri-food chain.

4 min read | September 2022

Sustainability

Ice is Life – Averting a Climate Disaster

Lewis Pugh is an endurance swimmer, environmental campaigner and UN patron of the Oceans. He is the first person to complete long distance swims in every ocean of the world. He told Nomura Greentech how overfishing, pollution and warmer waters are threatening sea life.

5 min read | August 2022

Sustainability

Trash to Treasure – Funding Tomorrow’s Circular Economy Startups

Meghan Sharp, Global Head of Decarbonization Partners, a joint-venture between BlackRock and Singapore state-fund Temasek to invest in green companies, told Nomura Greentech how she is helping scale the low-carbon startups of tomorrow.

6 min read | August 2022

Technology

Quantamental Analysis Combines the Best of Both Worlds

Quantamental analysis is gaining popularity among the investing community

4 min read | August 2022

Sustainability

The Green Pivot - How an Energy Giant is Shifting To Renewables

Patrick Pouyanné, CEO of TotalEnergies, the French energy giant, told Nomura Greentech how he is pivoting the company away from oil towards renewables and how offshore wind has huge potential.

5 min read | July 2022

Sustainability

Decarbonizing Heavy Industry is Key to Climate Progress

Technological progress, policy incentives and investment will speed the decarbonization of heavy industry sectors to help the world reach net zero

3 min read | July 2022

Economics

We See More Major Economies Tipping Into Recession

In addition to the US, we now expect recessions in the euro area, UK, Japan, South Korea, Australia and Canada

3 min read | July 2022

Sustainability

Climate Disclosure Rules Will Trigger ‘Race to the Top’

A global push for mandatory climate disclosures will encourage companies to improve their environmental performance

3 min read | July 2022

Sustainability

Why India Needs to Accelerate Renewables Adoption

India has the world's second-largest population and its rapid growth rate and low per-capita energy consumption means an insatiable thirst for energy in the years ahead

4 min read | July 2022

Sustainability

Robotaxis Set to Revolutionize Auto Transport

There will be more change in the mobility industry over the next 10 years than the last 50 years combined

3 min read | July 2022

Economics

All Things Point to One Way for Inflation: Up, Says Richard Koo

Climate change is driving sharp increases in fossil fuel prices

3 min read | June 2022

Technology

Openness, Transparency are Key for Biotech Growth, Says Dr. Moore

US policy actions pose significant challenges to collaboration and investments

3 min read | June 2022

Technology

EV Adoption to Grow Exponentially Through 2035, Says Tu Le

EVs are expected to account for 50 percent of global car sales by 2035

3 min read | June 2022

Emerging Markets

It Could Be a Different Story for Asian Equities in the Second Half

With a valuation cushion, Asian stocks are relatively insulated from a US stock sell-off

5 min read | June 2022

Sustainability

ESG in East Asia: The 'S' Factor - What are the Key Social Principles?

Part 1: History and Social Principles

5 min read | June 2022

Sustainability

Fixing the Problem with US Quality Investing – an ESG Approach

Adding ESG features to a portfolio of U.S. ‘quality’ stocks dramatically improves performance.

5 min read | May 2022

Sustainability

Gender-Related Finance Set to Accelerate Japan’s Sustainability Agenda

Investors and corporates are looking to finance to tackle gender inequality in Japan.

4 min read | May 2022

Technology

How Artificial Intelligence is Reshaping ESG Ratings

Some of the biggest global investors including Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund are using computer algorithms to gain deeper insights into the ESG effectiveness of companies they invest in.

4 min read | April 2022

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Sustainability

ESG360 - How War in Ukraine can Accelerate Renewables Adoption

In this episode of ESG360, we discuss Europe’s plan to reduce its reliance on Russian fossil fuels and what that means for the energy transition

22 min video | April 2022

Sustainability

ASEAN Green Taxonomy: Decoding Sustainability in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia, a region prone to nature’s wrath, is accelerating efforts to lay down a classification system that will promote transparency around green activities.

5 min read | March 2022

Sustainability

China’s Net Zero Goal – Mapping the Decarbonization Path of Asia’s Superpower

China committed to net zero by 2060 but what will it take to reach that goal for the world’s biggest energy consumer?

5 min read | January 2022

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Sustainability

ESG NOW! - Highlights from Nomura’s 2021 Sustainability Forum

Nomura’s first global sustainable finance event addressed a full range of ESG topics from COP26 to the green energy transition and lessons from Japan’s employment model in a post-Covid world.

12 min video | December 2021

Sustainability

Nuclear Fusion Is the Dream of Clean Energy, Says Venture Capital Founder

Wal van Lierop, founder and managing partner at Chrysalix Venture Capital, told Nomura Greentech that nuclear fusion is needed to power the future of clean energy around the world.

5 min read | December 2021

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Economics

MacroBrew - Asia Outlook 2022: As the Tide Turns

Looking into 2022 - what to expect

60 min video | December 2021

Economics

Asia Outlook 2022: As the Tide Turns

We are cautious on Asia’s economic outlook in 2022 as the emergence of the Omicron variant reminds us that the pandemic is far from over.

2 min read | December 2021

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Sustainability

ESG NOW! Finance Sector Can Drive Change, Says Former COP26 President O’Neill

Claire O’Neill speaks about the success of COP26 and the incredible opportunities and risks presented by the green energy transition

29 min video | December 2021

Sustainability

Sustainable Finance in Singapore: A Blueprint for the Region

Singapore’s public sector has spearheaded efforts to create a green financial centre

7 min read | December 2021

Sustainability

How Green is your ESG Fund?

Our analysis of popular ESG funds provides a toolkit to detect greenwashing and separate the most authentic green investments from the rest.

6 min read | November 2021

Sustainability

Emerging Markets Need $100 trillion of Sustainable Power, Says Global Investor Actis

Shami Nissan, Head of Responsible Investment at Actis, a leading emerging markets investor, told Nomura Greentech that developing countries need $100 trillion of sustainable energy over the next two decades to support economic growth.

4 min read | November 2021

Sustainability

The ESG Revolution – Opportunities and Challenges for Companies and Investors

As corporates grapple with the growing need to reduce emissions and minimize the environmental impact of their products and services, the demand for sustainable infrastructure is rising.

3 min read | November 2021

Sustainability

COP26 Review

COP26 highlights: debate on ending coal use, US-China agreement, 1.5°C target

5 min read | November 2021

Economics

The Covid-19 Endgame: Learning to Live With it

The endgame of Covid-19 leaves economists in a challenging position when making long-term forecasts. In many ways, the outlook is more complicated now than it was at the onset of the pandemic.

5 min read | November 2021

Sustainability

US Water Wars – How Climate Change is Driving Water Scarcity

Megadroughts in some US states could be a recurring phenomenon yet they offer a chance to revitalise a dated and inefficient water system.

7 min read | November 2021

Sustainability

COP26: What to Expect from the UN’s Climate Summit

Ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, five sustainability experts across Nomura reflect on the issues that will be discussed to help the global economy reach net zero carbon emissions and keep the planet below 1.5°C

8 min read | October 2021

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Sustainability

Nomura’s Jeff McDermott: Asia is Mission Critical to Address Climate Change

Jeff McDermott, Nomura’s newly appointed Global Co-Head of Investment Banking talks about the pressing need for Asia to decarbonize and how Nomura can be a force for good in transitioning companies to greener energy.

15 min video | October 2021

Sustainability

Household Demand for Energy Independence to Boost Solar, Says Enphase CEO

Badri Kothandaraman, Chief Executive Officer at solar power company Enphase, told Nomura Greentech that the California blackouts and Texas shutdowns spotlight the advantage of energy independence for homeowners.

5 min read | October 2021

Sustainability

How New ESG Transparency Rules Will Unleash the Next Green Wave

Regulators across the world are revamping ESG disclosure rules to reduce greenwashing and catch up with demand from investors struggling to decipher how green their investments truly are.

6 min read | October 2021

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MacroBrew - The vaccine, your immune system, and what’s next for Covid-19?

Professor Shane Crotty and his team at the La Jolla Institute in California study immunity against infectious diseases. They investigate how the immune system remembers infections and vaccines.

60 min video | September 2021

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Technology

MacroBrew – APAC Tech Strategy: Growth opportunities in a post Covid-19 world

Asia's tech cycle and growth opportunities to watch.

26 min podcast | September 2021

Sustainability

How the World’s Largest Infrastructure Asset Manager Set a Net Zero 2040 Goal

Chris Leslie, Global Head of Sustainability at Macquarie Asset Management explains to Nomura Greentech how the Australian finance firm is well on track to be carbon neutral thanks to a shift in culture.

3 min read | September 2021

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Volatility

MacroBrew – China Investor Forum: Beijing’s ‘Volcker Moment’

China’s curbs on the property sector likely mean sacrificing short-term stability, but could pave the way for Beijing to pursue long-term growth

28 min podcast | August 2021

Sustainability

"Decarbonization is a Business Opportunity to be Maximized"

María Victoria Zingoni, Executive Managing Director at Spanish energy giant Repsol, told Nomura Greentech that the company is transforming its business by adding solar and wind farms to become net-zero by 2050.

7 min read | August 2021

Technology

Investing in the Art and Collectables Market: A $1.7 Trillion Asset Class

Investment in the art market, which has traditionally been limited to the ultra-wealthy, is now experiencing a shift in investor access and demand driven by securitization and technological improvements.

5 min read | August 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 | August 2021

Sustainability

ESG: Fad or Future?

As ESG investing gains momentum, we explore the factors that point toward this being more a genuine lasting shift than a short-lived fad

9 min read | July 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

Economics

Nomura Investment Forum Asia: Asia Healthcare in a Post-Pandemic World

Covid-19 has prompted hospitals across Asia to increase the use of technology in the delivery of their services. It’s also a wake-up call for India to boost its healthcare infrastructure.

2 min read | June 2021

Emerging Markets

Nomura Investment Forum Asia – Staying the Course With Asian Stocks Amid Near-Term Volatility

We expect strong earnings recovery this year for Asia ex-Japan equities and double-digit earnings growth in 2022.

2 min read | June 2021

Emerging Markets

Nomura Investment Forum Asia – 5G Rollout to Drive Revenue Growth at Chinese Telcos

The growing adoption of 5G networks among customers in China is expected to boost domestic telecom companies’ average revenue per user and mobile revenue growth.

2 min read | 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

Emerging Markets

It’s the Decade to Double Down on Chinese Equities

It is time for global investors to recognize China's scale and complexity, consider it a separate asset class and dedicate more resources and funds to this market.

3 min read | June 2021

Rates

A Measured Approach to ESG Investing

An overlay technique of consensus-ratings to improve the ESG quality of portfolios

5 min read | June 2021

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Technology

MacroBrew - Asia Insights: Is the world out of chips?

The Global semi-conductor chip shortage and impact to markets.

26 min podcast | May 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

Economics

Japan begins discussions on carbon pricing framework

As part of global moves toward reducing carbon emissions, attention will likely focus on the debate surrounding carbon pricing in 2021.

3 min read | March 2021

Economics

US: Domestic Priorities for the Biden Administration in 2021

Vaccine rollout, pandemic support and infrastructure investment will likely be top priorities

5 min read | January 2021

Economics

Biden’s Green Shift and its Impact on Asia

A pillar of US President Joe Biden’s bid for the presidency was the radical reform of US environmental policy, but what will it mean for Asia?

3 min read | January 2021

Sustainability

Social Impact Investing Looks Set to Rise in ASEAN

ASEAN countries have made significant advances in reducing poverty and improving human development but improvements in gender equality and social mobility have been slow.

4 min read | December 2020

Technology

China’s Dual Circulation Strategy: A Tale of Chips Versus Homes

Dual circulation strategy is a combination of import substitution and domestic demand expansion. It seems to be a natural growth strategy for China.

2 min read | December 2020

Economics

Asia under Bidenomics

Following the recent US elections, we explore the likely impact of Biden’s policies on Asia’s economies.

10 min read | November 2020

Economics

Highlights from Nomura ESG Conference 2020

The global pandemic and increasing severity of climate change are redefining how risks are managed and opportunities captured in the financial sector. Our inaugural ESG conference on October 21-22, 2020 took a deep dive into these areas and the sustainable finance trends shaping the decade ahead, with a focus on Asia.

7 min read | November 2020

Economics

Economic Policy under a Biden Administration

If Biden wins in November, he is likely to usher in a new set of US economic objectives and policies.

4 min read | September 2020

Japan in focus

Case study: More important than ever: why ESG investment will remain crucial

6 min read | September 2020

Sustainability

The Covid-19 Crisis will Accelerate the Adoption of ESG Policies

Demand for sustainable finance solutions and products will accelerate beyond pre-crisis expectations.

6 min read | September 2020

Economics

More important than ever: why ESG investment will remain crucial

ESG investment in Japan is taking off, attracting intense demand from institutional investors. Financing ESG projects has moved from simple green loans to a highly diversified range of products, in which Nomura has a long history of innovation.

4 min read | August 2020

Geopolitics

Covid-19 a blessing in disguise for climate change?

We look at 6 ways that COVID-19 has helped address key issues in climate change.

4 min read | August 2020

Emerging Markets

China Education: Embracing the Online Boom

The online education industry in China has great growth potential, with market size expected to double in five years.

2 min read | August 2020

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Central Banks

The world post Covid-19 (part 2)

The world remains in the grip of Covid-19, but the pandemic can also serve as a catalyst for change that can shape the world for decades to come.

29 min video | August 2020

Economics

Diversification from China: The push and pull factors

What are the Global implications of diversifying from China?

3 min read | August 2020

Technology

The Rise of eSports: An already growing ecosystem now accelerated by current events

The eSports ecosystem and related industries are expected to grow even after the current pandemic we are experiencing passes.

5 min read | August 2020

Central Banks

The world post Covid-19

The world remains in the grip of Covid-19, but the pandemic can also serve as a catalyst for change that can shape the world for decades to come.

3 min read | July 2020

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Economics

Fireside Chats - The EU recovery fund: The what, the why, the how?

In this episode of our Fireside Chat series Jordan talks with Marco Brancolini from our EUR rates desk strategy team on the EU recovery fund.

21 min podcast | July 2020

Japan in focus

Japan’s post-Covid growth strategy and action plan

Deliberations on post-Covid Japan to get underway in late July, and interim review of the action plan is expected by end-2020.

2 min read | July 2020

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Emerging Markets

Fireside Chats - Asia's Emerging Markets: The best of a bad bunch

The state of Asia's Emerging Markets and how they got there.

18 min podcast | July 2020

Volatility

FX Options: Embracing the Potential of Platforms

Regulatory requirements, clients’ drive for efficiency, and the experience of working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic are spurring a shift of FX option activity to platforms.

3 min read | June 2020

Japan in focus

Japan’s first digital bond offering using blockchain technology

NRI issues Japan’s first bond offering using blockchain technology through “ibet,” a new open source blockchain platform developed by BOOSTRY, NRI’s joint venture with Nomura Holdings.

4 min read | June 2020

Technology

Nomura Investment Forum Asia: Covid-19 will Reshape Global Auto Industry

As with most other industries, the lockdowns imposed due to Covid-19 have resulted in a change in global commuting patterns. Is the worst behind us?

4 min read | June 2020

Technology

Nomura Investment Forum Asia: Asia Healthcare Post Covid-19

Unsurprisingly, the hospital sector is one of the industries that has been most impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak. Our analysts specializing in this sector tell us how countries such as China, ASEAN and India have been dealing with the pandemic and what can be expected in the future.

3 min read | June 2020

Volatility

Sector challenges driving the rise of Convertible Bond issuance

Companies and investors set to benefit from new issuance of convertible bonds as they provide flexible finance solutions to corporates and high returns to investors.

1 min read | June 2020

Economics

US: Updating our Forecast as the Covid-19 Outbreak Matures

Different ways to think about the contraction and the long road to recovery

4 min read | May 2020

Economics

World after reopening and ideas for Japanese equities

Basic strategy likely to involve shift to sectors with high intrinsic growth rate (alpha)

3 min read | April 2020

Economics

The Global Economic Impact of Covid-19

Our weekly update on the global economic impact Covid-19 has had on GDP, and provide their base, good and bad scenarios.

3 min read | April 2020

Economics

Upturn in global IT cycle and the Japanese economy

Attention is focusing on the global IT cycle following the launch of commercial 5G services. Global semiconductor sales bottomed out in 2019 H1 and recovered in the summer.

4 min read | February 2020

Central Banks

2020 US Outlook: Extending a long expansion

Extending a long expansion

3 min read | February 2020

Economics

Event Risk Radar

The top market moving events that should be on your radar. Including the US Presidential election, trade talks, rate cuts & QE, Brexit and budgets, and green shoots in market survey data.

5 min video | January 2020

Technology

Asia Pacific Technology: The Bull Phase to Continue in 2020F

We expect upstream companies to be more attractive in the tech sector in 2020.

1 min read | January 2020

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Central Banks

Global Economic Outlook 2020: On Shaky Foundations

Global growth appears set to bottom out. However, we expect 2020 to be a year of global growth consolidation than a full-fledged recovery.

17 min video | January 2020

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Economics

Nomura Investment Forum Tokyo featured article: US-China conflict reshaping global trade order

5 min video | December 2019

Economics

How and why is France one of the Euro Area’s star performers?

Among its struggling European peers, how has France managed to stay ahead of the game?

3 min read | November 2019

Japan in focus

Quantum Computer Research of Nomura Asset Management

NAM’s Innovation Lab Department and the Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University explore practical application of quantum computers especially in the machine learning field.

4 min read | November 2019

Technology

Does eFX still require a human touch?

Client demands for speed and efficiency, coupled with regulatory pressure for transparency, will continue to drive the growth of electronic trading, including trading of more complex products

4 min read | November 2019

Technology

What will be the role of quantum computing in the future of finance?

Tech giants like Google and IBM are racing to be the first ones to create the next generation of supercomputers, but how will they impact the world of finance?

2 min read | October 2019

Sustainability

Innovation driving Asia’s healthcare ecosystem

Asia's healthcare sector has been deploying innovative strategies that are transforming the industry and creating new investment opportunities.

6 min read | October 2019

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Emerging Markets

Nomura's Commitment to Infrastructure and Power Finance

The Infrastructure and Power Finance (IPF) team is dedicated to providing capital solutions for energy, infrastructure and related assets.

2 min video | September 2019

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Japan in focus

Japan 2030

Nomura supported the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in the creation of a deep dive podcast series looking into the future of Japan and where their culture, economy, and government will be by 2030 and beyond.

20 min podcast | September 2019

Economics

Nearing an Inflection Point: Preparing for a Change in Global Growth Velocity

We have been downbeat on the global economic outlook, primarily due to our views on US-China trade frictions. Prior to the trade truce in Osaka, we established our base case in which the US imposes 25% tariffs on all Chinese imports and China retaliates before the end of the year. We stand by this forecast as tariff threats continue to escalate.

2 min read | September 2019

Economics

Is the US on the verge of a recession?

With clear signs that the US economy has slowed, growing trade tensions rising, and new signs that global growth is slowing, is a US recession around the corner?

4 min read | September 2019

Technology

What will be the role of quantum computing in the future of finance?

Tech giants like Google and IBM are racing to be the first ones to create the next generation of supercomputers, but how will they impact the world of finance?

2 min read | August 2019

Japan in focus

Bonsai: A miniature view of global markets

Bonsai trees and shrubs encapsulate the serenity of Japanese culture. But these miniature wonders require diligence, commitment and attention to detail. Even a casual observer can appreciate the painstaking processes that underlie bonsai’s simple beauty.

3 min read | August 2019

Bonsai: How horticultural, technical and artistic expertise delivers excellence

Every tree starts with a seed or a cutting. And a bonsai, while timeless and breath-taking, is just the same.

3 min read | August 2019

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Japan in focus

The Bonsai Story

As a pillar of Japanese culture, few things bring peace and enlightenment to the Japanese more than bonsai. In fact, some believe they have been ‘chosen by bonsai’ and feel great privilege and a deep responsibility to be a caretaker for an ancient and highly revered practice.

3 min video | August 2019

Bonsai

The dedication and pursuit of excellence that is inherent in caring for bonsai has taken root with Western horticulturalists and the sometimes spiritual routine that accompanies these tasks, has inspired a flourishing bonsai obsession, especially in the United Kingdom.

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Japan in focus

Bonsai: Why long-term commitment and vision underpins their beauty

Japan’s ancient bonsai tradition, where miniaturised shrubs and trees are grown in pots for many hundreds of years, creates a noble plant that, by definition, has withstood the test of time.

4 min read | August 2019

Blockchain - disrupting the world of finance one distributed ledger at a time

A financial future built on distributed ledger technology, will blockchain take a bite out of banking complexity?

1 min read | July 2019

Central Banks

Global midyear economic outlook 2019

Central bankers step up to the plate as the tug-of-war between monetary easing and rising business uncertainty is set to intensify.

4 min read | July 2019

Emerging Markets

China Video Surveillance: Secure Ground in the Homeland

For video surveillance companies in China, we believe there are a few ways to increase sales growth momentum: the first is to expand the market from video surveillance to the more broad-based security product market by providing access control, intruder alarm systems and physical security and other security-related products and services.

2 min read | July 2019

Economics

NIFA featured article - New Equilibrium: US-China Tensions and the Fate of Free Trade

5 min read | June 2019

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Technology

NIFA featured article - Reaping the Big-Data Dividend: Why China Stands to Gain most from AI

AI is predicted to add USD15.7 trillion to global GDP by 2030. While North America is expected to receive nearly a quarter of this windfall, China’s economy will account for USD7 trillion, positioning it as a prime beneficiary of the AI boom.

4 min read | June 2019

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Central Banks

Highlights from Nomura Investment Forum Asia 2019

1 min read | June 2019

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Technology

Dealing with Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is today commonplace in the traditional financial sector, which is under increasing pressure to create products and services valued by clients and deliver a better customer experience to compete against new technology enabled new entrants.

6 min video | May 2019

Oishii

Is the unique connection between East and West at a London ramen restaurant and a Japanese-inspired English craft brewer a symbol of the future UK-Japan relationship?

4 min video | May 2019

What do Japanese gardens tell us about financial markets?

We identify the 6 key themes between banking and horticulture.

2 min read | May 2019

Technology

How will asset managers survive in a data driven world?

Asset management’s next phase of disruption has arrived with big data creating the imperative for a radical re-imagination of technology in the investment processes.

6 min read | May 2019

Economics

China Home Appliances: Structural Positives, Near-Term Challenges

In view of a slower economy, overseas exposure has naturally become the key differentiator that will help home appliance makers arrest the growth slowdown, despite our cautious take, on the effectiveness of the forthcoming nationwide incentive package on home appliance sales.

2 min read | April 2019

Economics

Chinese Hog Cycle and Inflation

While Beijing’s policymakers are trying to boost growth by ramping up monetary and fiscal stimulus, the last thing they want is a rapid rise in inflation.

2 min read | April 2019

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Economics

Ten years after the financial crisis: a more stable financial system with new risks

2 min video | March 2019

Economics

Asia Top Ideas Breakfast Series

On March 8, 2019, some of our top alpha generating analysts came together to share their latest views for the coming 2Q19 quarter in different industries including, energy, transportation, gaming and technology, to name a few.

13 min podcast | March 2019

Technology

Demystifying blockchain technology: what you need to know

From its inception a decade ago, blockchain is now one of the most disruptive technologies in the modern digital economy and is on the verge of impacting many industries.

5 min read | March 2019

Emerging Markets

ASEAN internet: Opening up the mobile wallet

ASEAN gross transaction value of mobile payments is expected to rise to USD109bn in next 10 years.

2 min read | February 2019

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| February 2019

Emerging Markets

Spearheading game-changing East-West M&A deals as Asia’s leading investment bank

Asian M&A shows no sign of abating — even despite the fluctuating geopolitical environment. As the only global investment bank anchored in Asia, Nomura is strongly positioned to advise companies aiming to close significant, value-accretive transactions that cut across borders and jurisdictions.

2 min read | January 2019

Asia: Top 5 articles from 2018

As we move swiftly into 2019, see the most read articles from 2018.

1 min read | January 2019

Central Banks

Japan outlook 2019: gradual economic slowdown to continue

The recovery in Japan's economic activity is still rolling on, but the growth momentum is likely to weaken

2 min read | January 2019

Technology

APAC Technology: is there Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Due to various macro and micro issues (US-China trade war, US fed aggressive rate hike, sluggish IT demand, Intel CPU shortage), there has been a slowdown in demand from 2H18

4 min read | January 2019

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Central Banks

India Outlook 2019: Elephant to Lose Stamina

Lower oil prices have created a positive environment for India, but we are downbeat on the economic outlook as we expect the economy to transition from a growth sweet-spot in 2018 to a soft patch in 2019. India economic outlook 2019.

1 min video | December 2018

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Korea Outlook 2019: Expect a Counter-Cyclical BOK Policy

We believe Korea’s economic cycle will enter and remain in a contraction phase in 2019-20, as we expect real GDP growth to slow from 2.7% in 2018 to 2.5% in 2019 and further to 2.3% in 2020 – below our estimate of the economy’s potential growth of 2.8%. More on our Korea Outlook here.

2 min video | December 2018

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ASEAN outlook 2019: split into two camps

As the ASEAN-5 emerge from a difficult 2018, we see a divided growth outlook in 2019. Indonesia and the Philippines, in our view, will be bucking the global trend with accelerated GDP growth, while Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand, will all be slowing due to weaker exports and structural constraints.

2 min video | December 2018

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China outlook 2019: after winter comes spring

As the Chinese saying goes, “After endless mountains and rivers that leave doubt whether there is a path out, suddenly one encounters the shade of a willow, bright flowers and a lovely village. (山重水复疑无路,柳暗花明又一村)”, China’s economic condition is expected to face a difficult H1 2019 before the rebound in H2.

4 min video | December 2018

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Asia in 2019: Always Darkest Before the Dawn

Our 2019 GDP growth forecasts are not too different from the streets – while we are more downbeat on China, India and Malaysia, we are more positive on Indonesia and the Philippines.

3 min video | December 2018

Emerging Markets

New Technology: Memory Hierarchy Emerge Through the Mix

Computing architecture is advancing owing to memory hierarchy innovation. While the performance of processors and storage continues to improve, the gap between their performances widens.

3 min read | November 2018

Central Banks

Surplus or deficit: what drives the current account matters

Current account deficits in Indonesia and the Philippines are not necessarily a bad sign; equally, current account surpluses in Northeast Asia are not necessarily a good sign. The key is what is driving them.

4 min read | October 2018

Emerging Markets

China FinTech – 2018: survival of the fittest

Artificial Intelligence (particularly machine learning) and big data technology have been widely adopted in the bank and insurance sectors, owing to the need of processing and understanding the growing customer base and industry data. Over the next two years, we anticipate a “survival of the fittest” scenario.

3 min read | July 2018

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Economics

Asia Growth Slowdown: Six Reasons Why a Growth Slowdown Lies Ahead

After nearly two years of an upcycle, signs are building that growth in Asia ex-Japan (AEJ) may be starting to roll over. By how much will Asian growth slow down and why?

4 min video | July 2018

Technology

Asia Pacific technology: bigger wave of the 4th Industrial Revolution

While the first three industrial revolutions transformed our world, the fourth industrial revolution encompasses breakthroughs in robotics, AI, nanotechnology, quantum computing, biotechnology, the Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing and autonomous vehicles.

2 min read | June 2018

Emerging Markets

Digital Disinflation: a Powerful Force Taking Off in Emerging Markets

The first wave of global disinflation came from the globalization of trade. The world is now experiencing a second wave of global disinflation, driven by the digital technology revolution.

2 min read | June 2018

Economics

From the factory to the lab: Central and Eastern Europe’s innovation push

Central and Eastern Europe has been a manufacturing hub for the rest of the continent, but the model is creaking as labour costs rise; will innovation in software and digital write the next chapter in its growth story?

4 min read | June 2018

Economics

ASEAN: One body, many faces

As China’s labour-intensive manufacturing industries fan out across the wider region and local firms flex their muscles in capital-light industries such as ride-hailing and e-commerce, a significant number of blue-chip companies have moved into ASEAN.

6 min read | June 2018

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Central Banks

Highlights from Nomura Investment Forum Asia 2018

We held our 15th annual Nomura Investment Forum Asia (NIFA) from June 4 to 7, 2018 in Singapore. Hear from some of our key speakers with highlights from the conference.

3 min video | June 2018

Emerging Markets

Higher Oil Prices Drive EM Divergence

A continued rise in oil prices would divide emerging markets by economic performance. The macroeconomic cost to large net oil importers with weak economic fundamentals can be disproportionately larger than the benefit to net oil exporters

1 min read | May 2018

About us

We’re always looking for opportunities born out of connected ideas. Whether they are found in emerging markets or empowered by new technologies, focused on Japan or dedicated to managing volatility.

| May 2018

Economics

The Belt and Road Initiative: Globalization, China Style

BRI should deliver an economic win-win for China and the countries it covers; China will also gain geopolitically. What are the benefits and risks for participating countries?

3 min read | April 2018

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Economics

What is fuelling trade in global emerging markets?

Trade has played a critical role in the development of emerging market (EM) countries. But as we discuss in our video, the increase in protectionist rhetoric in recent years threatens to stall or even reverse globalization. How will EM countries cope?

2 min read | April 2018

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Economics

How is technology transforming global emerging markets?

Technology has transformed the global economy in the last decade and made it easier to transfer knowledge. Now it’s giving emerging markets a competitive advantage, allowing them in some cases to be more agile and innovative than developed economies.

1 min video | April 2018

Japan in focus

Japanese cross-border M&A takes off

In a time of global economic and political uncertainty, Japan’s relative stability stands out. After more than two decades of slow growth, the country continues to face many challenges.

6 min read | March 2018

Economics

Time for the National Pension Service to escape “home bias”

The National Pension Service (NPS) is Korea’s social security reserve fund. It was created in 1988 to support the retirement benefits of its citizens. Asset allocation ultimately determines the long-term investment performance of any pension fund. We explore five reasons why the NPS will become more ambitious in accelerating its allocation shift to overseas assets, particularly equities.

2 min read | February 2018

Economics

Asia Economic Outlook 2018

A forecast of Asia’s sweet spot of solid growth, strong capital inflows, tame inflation and low interest rates could stretch into 2018, underpinned by a durable global tech upcycle, continued quantitative easing by the European Central Bank and Bank of Japan and still-loose regional macro policies.

1 min read | December 2017

Central Banks

The great decoupling: are Asian central banks breaking from the Fed?

Asian central banks are yet to follow the Fed’s rate hiking cycles even though many Asian policy rates are at historically low levels. But this could start to change.

2 min read | November 2017

Economics

China: coming out of the shadows

The expansion of shadow banking in China was driven by banks' risk appetite to pursue high returns against a backdrop of slower economic growth, economic rebalancing and behind-the-curve regulation of the sector. As China’s capital market continues to mature, the key for regulators will be to minimize and control the risks that shadow banking poses.

3 min read | September 2017

Economics

China equity strategy: Add Japan and India to our comparative study

Using Confucius' theory of human life stages, we compare stages of economic development of India, China, the US and Japan.

3 min read | September 2017

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Highlights from Nomura Investment Forum Asia 2017

We held our 14th annual Nomura Investment Forum Asia (NIFA) from June 6 to 9, 2017 in Singapore. Hear from some of our key speakers in a highlight video from the conference.

6 min video | August 2017

Economics

The tranquil path of Asian inflation

In their recent ‘Asia Special Report’, our economists expect a decoupling from the Fed and no rate hikes until H2 2018. They explain this by using three proprietary tools to help improve ability to forecast headline and core inflation for 10 Asian countries.

3 min read | August 2017

Economics

Are striving tiger cubs the next phase of flying geese?

Our Asia economists present their scorecard of 23 Emerging Markets on foreign direct investment attractiveness and confirm India and ASEAN’s advantage over other Emerging Markets due to multiple push and pull factors.

11 min podcast | August 2017

Technology

China FinTech: from exuberance to execution

Since mid-2016, the FinTech industry in China has gone through its early stage hype to what is now a process of “survival of the fittest”. At the moment, we are again on the verge of a breakthrough in the FinTech field, with blockchain and AI taking the lead.

4 min read | May 2017