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Iceland’s banks plunge into green funding, sovereign hangs back

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Icelandic banks have become enthusiastic issuers of labelled bonds, sensing that they gain extra interest from investors. The government, however, has delayed joining them, partly because it does not need much funding. Meanwhile, as Philip Moore reports, the banks’ focus has now shifted to accelerating the growth of their green lending, as they try to contribute to Iceland’s ambitious decarbonisation targets

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