• Bank of England lays out plans to publish compounded Sonia averages and index

    SSA

    Bank of England lays out plans to publish compounded Sonia averages and index

    The Bank of England has said it intends to publish compounded Sonia averages and a Sonia index using a ‘shift’ calculation method by the end of July, subject to feedback on a series of questions it has asked sterling market participants. This follows the first deal using that method from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Bank last week.

  • IPO preppers duck travel over coronavirus fears

    IPOs

    IPO preppers duck travel over coronavirus fears

    The spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak is grounding equity capital markets banks attempting to win business as face-to-face meetings are cancelled. This week SIA, the Italian payments company, said that banks pitching to win the mandate for its IPO could do so over the phone or by video call rather than travel to Milan.

  • Chinese government, central bank talk up bonds

    Bonds

    Chinese government, central bank talk up bonds

    Some of the most powerful organs of the Chinese government are doing their best to calm nerves in the domestic bond market. Local governments once again voiced their support for widespread bond issuance this week, while the central bank tried to convince investors not to fret over default risk. Addison Gong reports.

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  • Metro launches new strategy, plans to issue more MREL

    Metro launches new strategy, plans to issue more MREL

    Metro Bank is looking to become a more profitable institution after launching a review of its strategy this week, but lender the still faces the challenge of having to raise a further £500m of debt to meet its capital needs.

  • Bank of England lays out plans to publish compounded Sonia averages and index

    Bank of England lays out plans to publish compounded Sonia averages and index

    The Bank of England has said it intends to publish compounded Sonia averages and a Sonia index using a ‘shift’ calculation method by the end of July, subject to feedback on a series of questions it has asked sterling market participants. This follows the first deal using that method from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Bank last week.

  • Tech boutique offers tool to spot greenwashing

    Tech boutique offers tool to spot greenwashing

    Investors who have been longing for the EU Taxonomy of Sustainable Economic Activities to tell them what is green are now realising that its arrival could make life tricky. From the end of next year, they will have to start reporting how sustainable all their portfolios are. It could prove an enormous headache. But a tiny company has developed a tool it claims can cut out a lot of the worries investors face in working out how to comply.

 

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