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.


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

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


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


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

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