Italy to issue green, seek deficit exemption

Italy's new finance minister, Roberto Gualtieri, has said Italy "would like to issue green bonds" to finance investment in greening its economy. The Treasury has begun working on the project.

  • By Burhan Khadbai, Jon Hay, Lewis McLellan
  • 03 Oct 2019

Gualtieri announced the green bond aspiration at the end of a press conference with prime minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday evening, after a cabinet meeting to approve the finance ministry's budget forecasts for 2020.

The new government has made sustainability a priority, launching its own version of the ...

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Global Green Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $b No of issues Share %
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1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 11.60 51 7.18%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 9.00 52 5.57%
3 BNP Paribas 8.69 53 5.38%
4 HSBC 8.20 63 5.08%
5 Citi 7.70 48 4.76%