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  • Renewables need some benign financial engineering

    Renewables need some benign financial engineering

    Clean, green energy exists; it is more or less unlimited and it is increasingly cheap to harvest through solar and wind farms. Why are we not converting to renewables wholesale — especially in poor countries, which tend to have abundant sunshine? A significant part of this market failure is financial, and capital markets must solve it.

  • China’s green bond market notches new win

    China’s green bond market notches new win

    China’s green market has taken a big leap forward with plans to cut clean coal from the list of projects eligible for green bond financing. The move is notable — but only if the country follows it up with more measures.

  • China Reits are not for all

    China Reits are not for all

    China has taken a long-awaited step towards opening its real estate investment trust (Reit) market, publishing rules for a pilot programme. The regulators are understandably starting small, but the guidelines don’t do enough for companies that need to list Reits the most.

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