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EU lining up seismic entry to green bond market

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EU lining up seismic entry to green bond market

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday that 30% of the funding that the EU will raise for its €750bn pandemic recovery fund will come from green bonds. That kind of volume will mean sweeping changes for the green bond market, causing trepidation in some quarters, while others rejoice.

  • Stars align for negative NIPs in EM despite fundamental worries

    Emerging Markets

    Stars align for negative NIPs in EM despite fundamental worries

    Emerging market bond demand appeared near boiling point this week as a slew of borrowers priced new debt through their curves and even high yielding credits were able to stretch to longer maturities. While market participants acknowledged it surely cannot get any better than this and that conditions show little connection to economic reality, they are struggling to see what could sour sentiment in the near term. Mariam Meskin and Oliver West report.

  

  

People & Markets

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    Despite the financing that two jumbo acquisitions revealed this week would require, loans bankers fear that with no end to the coronavirus pandemic in sight and entire industries reeling from the fallout of lockdown, their jobs will soon be on the line. Mariam Meskin and Mike Turner report.

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    TD Securities sets up sustainable finance group

    Amy West has been named global head of a new sustainable finance and corporate transitions group at TD Securities, which becomes the latest bank to launch a new unit working in this area.

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    ECB gives green light to lev ratio relief

    The European Central Bank said on Thursday that the economy was in a poor enough state to justify letting banks take advantage of a recent agreement on leverage ratio relief.

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    The European Central Bank’s bond buying is doing bizarre things to corporate spreads that saw an airline reprice its curve this week in the midst of a once-in-a-lifetime crisis for the aviation industry. With a market this broken, it’s time for the central bank to see where its money can be put to better use.

  

Emerging Markets

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