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  • GC Podcast: Revised guidance — ECB hunkers down for the long haul

    GC Podcast: Revised guidance — ECB hunkers down for the long haul

    The ECB this week gave the capital markets a clear indication that its monetary policy will remain extremely loose. It has tweaked not only its inflation target but its forward guidance, which outlines how it plans to achieve this. But what does that mean for borrowers and investors in the capital markets?

  • BlackRock voting change raises hopes of further progress

    BlackRock voting change raises hopes of further progress

    BlackRock, the world’s largest investor, has upped its game on engaging with companies about environmental, social and governance issues this year, especially climate change, under a new manager. But responsible investment supporters are still hoping for more progress, and that the big investors will make the link between their engagement activities and their support for capital markets issues.

  • Dry landscape: investors lack ways to shed water risk

    Dry landscape: investors lack ways to shed water risk

    Electric cables have melted, tarmac buckled, businesses closed. Forests and towns have burned. The western US and Canada are in the grip of a savage drought. It ought to be called a once in a lifetime event; unfortunately, that is unlikely to be the case.

  • RBC's Neal heads to corporate bond trading platform

    RBC's Neal heads to corporate bond trading platform

    Michelle Neal has left her position as head of US fixed income, currencies and commodities trading at RBC Capital Markets in New York to take a leading role at high tech corporate bond trading platform LedgerEdge.

  • EC sustainable finance Strategy: big on ideas, short on action

    EC sustainable finance Strategy: big on ideas, short on action

    The European Commission signalled this week that it would extend regulation into many more aspects of sustainable finance, driving an agenda that could change the role of capital markets in society. But although responsible investing experts welcomed it, the complex package of at least 30 measures is likely to provoke a wide variety of reactions, from enthusiastic support to complaints that it is too slow and unambitious, to outright opposition. Jon Hay reports.

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