Nomura identifies three factors that are fueling South Korean stocks

  • By the end of the third quarter, South Korea’s Kospi has risen nearly 6% so far this year. In comparison, the Shanghai composite in China has risen about 5.5%, while the Japan’s Nikkei 225 remains around 2% lower.
  • Nomura’s Chetan Seth says there’re three reasons behind the positive performance of South Korean shares: retail investor support, the country’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as well as the composition of the stock market.



A currency dealer monitors exchange rates in a trading room at KEB Hana Bank in Seoul on December 30, 2019.


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A currency dealer monitors exchange rates in a trading room at KEB Hana Bank in Seoul on December 30, 2019.

SINGAPORE — South Korea’s markets have powered ahead of their peers in a year that has seen major economies globally falling into recession as authorities race to stem the economic and public health fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

By the end of the third quarter, the country’s Kospi has risen nearly 6% so far

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Nomura and SRI International Create Silicon Valley-based Innovation Center to Exclusively Service Corporate Japan

A funnel for open innovation, experimentation and hands-on experience for Japanese companies

SRI International has collaborated with Nomura to create the Nomura-SRI Innovation Center (NSIC) – solely dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Silicon Valley’s disruptive technology innovation processes into corporate Japan.

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NSIC is designed to help Japanese companies stay abreast of the latest technology breakthroughs that could disrupt the global corporate landscape by connecting member corporations with R&D labs, university research, incubators and startups in the U.S. (Graphic: Business Wire)

NSIC is designed to help Japanese companies stay abreast of the latest technology breakthroughs that could disrupt the global corporate landscape. Examples include a range of deep technology such as quantum sensing and computing, next-generation artificial intelligence (AI), advanced robotics and analytics. Other relevant applications include low earth orbit sensing and imaging as well as computational life sciences.

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