Focused Thinking


In the ever changing digitised global economy, keeping pace is invaluable. The technological revolution is at the heart of many economic trends - understand who stands to benefit and why, with insights into rising trends and innovations.


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

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


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

Central Banks

Highlights from Nomura Investment Forum Asia 2019

1 min read | June 2019


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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