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  • Transition label could be applied to equity

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    Transition label could be applied to equity

    A Climate Bonds Initiative and Credit Suisse document on ‘financing credible transitions’ may help to create a market standard for judging when a company is moving to a net-zero carbon future. One of its creators said that, in theory, firms could raise dedicated transition equity as well as debt.

  • US election is an ESG crossroads

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    US election is an ESG crossroads

    Capital markets players have a variety of stances on the forthcoming US presidential election. A survey by UBS this week found 51% of wealthy US investors wanted Joe Biden to win, while 55% of business owners favoured Donald Trump.

  • What better time to expand the IFFIm model

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    What better time to expand the IFFIm model

    Take advantage of low borrowing rates to enact ambitious social programmes. That is economists' message to governments in the developed world right now. The message could also apply elsewhere.

  • Guest view: The ECB can axe Alberta bonds’ repo eligibility

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    Guest view: The ECB can axe Alberta bonds’ repo eligibility

    GlobalCapital has argued that it is not the ECB’s job to exclude individual borrowers’ bonds from its list of repo-eligible securities on environmental grounds, in response to our call for the Province of Alberta’s debt to be removed from its list of eligible marketable assets (EMA). We maintain that the ECB has plenty of justification to exclude this borrower.

  • ECB can't pick and choose, even for the environment

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    ECB can't pick and choose, even for the environment

    An ESG think tank believes that the European Central Bank should drop Alberta’s euro bonds from its list of eligible marketable assets, as a punishment for its support for polluting industries. But while it is a laudable aim, it is not practicable.

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  • ECB can't pick and choose, even for the environment

    An ESG think tank believes that the European Central Bank should drop Alberta’s euro bonds from its list of eligible marketable assets, as a punishment for its support for polluting industries.

  • Updated: HK regulator fines Goldman $350m for 1MDB failures

    Hong Kong’s securities watchdog has fined Goldman Sachs $350m for regulatory failures in its work on bonds issued by the scandal-hit Malaysian state investment fund 1MDB, part of a multi-billion-dollar settlement with global regulators.

  • Ukraine hopeful of unblocking $5bn IMF loan amid legal rows

    A legal ruling that appears to cast doubt on the independence of Ukraine’s anti-corruption unit has delayed a loan from the IMF and comes in the wake of a row over a decision to ‘reprimand’ two independent members of the country’s central bank

  • Regulator details Luckin fine for false advertising

    China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (Samr) has imposed a Rmb2m ($298,000) fine on each of Luckin Coffee’s two main operating entities in China and three other companies, the highest possible penalty under the country’s competition law.

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