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  • Prepare for the worst: No Deal is most likely outcome

    Capital market specialists are good at living with radical uncertainty. Just as banks and investors carried on calmly trading US Treasuries through successive debt ceiling crises, they are now displaying similar sangfroid about Brexit.

    • 21 Mar 2019
  • People moves in brief

    Nomura strengthens special situations team — JP Morgan’s Orssten retires — Gamekeeper goes back to being poacher at Rand

    • 21 Mar 2019
  • Deutsche’s misfiring CIB a crucial factor in Commerz merger plans

    Deutsche Bank has signalled its commitment to maintaining a “strong capital markets business” after admitting it has begun formal merger talks with smaller rival Commerzbank.

    • 18 Mar 2019
  • Taxonomy law in doubt as countries drag feet, conservatives weaken text

    Both the nature and timing of the European Union’s planned Taxonomy of Sustainable Economic Activities are in doubt. Conservative members of the European Parliament this week voted down an ambitious draft of the bill, and some nation states appear reluctant to push the Taxonomy bill through to the statute book before the European elections in May, writes Jon Hay.

    • 14 Mar 2019
  • Battle over Taxonomy in Euro Parliament as conservatives fight back

    Conservative and liberal members of the European Parliament have voted down an ambitious draft of the bill to set up the EU’s Taxonomy of Sustainable Economic Activities, in favour of a weaker text with fewer safeguards for the environment and society.

    • 12 Mar 2019
  • 'Game changer': EU law to make investors declare environment and social impacts

    The EU has got another piece of its Sustainable Finance Action Plan over its most important political hurdle. At 5.30am on Thursday, after an all night session that had started at 8pm, negotiators in Brussels reached a deal on the Sustainability Disclosure Regulation. The law goes further than originally planned: investors are guided to consider their impacts on the real world, as well as inward risks to their portfolios, and to conduct due diligence.

    • 08 Mar 2019