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Mizuho International CEO aims to build long-term trust

December 2, 2019

Mizuho International’s CEO and president discusses what Japanese business culture can offer capital markets and the bank's plans for delivering bespoke client solutions.

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Verallia pulls off clear success with long-desired IPO

December 2, 2019

Benefiting from growing consumer demand to move away from plastics, French glass maker Verallia has achieved the largest French IPO since 2017.

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Are the bond markets ripe for a shake-up?

December 2, 2019

Bond markets are being buffeted in all directions by global economic forces, long overdue tech advancements and a growing demand for ESG investments. 

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Uncertainty: the only certainty for 2020

December 2, 2019

Uncertainty continued to plague the world economy in 2019 and there is not much optimism among economists that it will fare much better in 2020. 

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Less fudge, more clarity needed on banks' ESG commitments

November 29, 2019

Banks may have signed up to ESG commitments but are they acting? Increasing financing of fossil fuels suggests otherwise. 

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Can Islamic finance find its feet in Asia?

November 1, 2019

Islamic banking is a growing industry across Asia, with alternatives to conventional banking being developed to cater for the region’s huge Muslim population. 

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Why firms must look beyond the bottom line to make a social impact

November 1, 2019

The next step for companies committed to ESG is to introduce impact-weighted accounting, whereby an organisation’s balance sheet details its wider social effects, as well as its financial health. Silvia Pavoni explains.

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Assessing sustainable infrastructure: the bigger picture

November 1, 2019

Infrastructure is assessed for its environmental, social and governance credentials on a project-by-project basis but calls are growing for a comprehensive, sector-wide analysis. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Could Islamic banking solve financial inclusion?

November 1, 2019

With millions of people excluded from the financial system because of their religious beliefs, would adapting to their needs boost the numbers of financial inclusion? 

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Caixa opens Spanish market for SDG bonds

November 1, 2019

CaixaBank's charitable roots explain its success in launching the first Spanish bond linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

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