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Toyota sets first ever auto ABS green bond (IFR)

Toyota sets first ever auto ABS green bond (IFR)

Toyota announced details of the first-ever “green bond” in the US auto ABS market on Monday, setting the size at US$1.25bn. … Read entire article »

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Green Bond Principles Created to Help Issuers and Investors Deploy Capital for Green Projects (CERES)

Green Bond Principles Created to Help Issuers and Investors Deploy Capital for Green Projects (CERES)

NEW YORK:Jan 13, 2014 :Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C), Crédit Agricole CIB (EN Paris: ACA), JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), BNP Paribas (PA: BNP), Daiwa (JP: 8601), Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB), Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), HSBC (LSE: HSBA, NYSE: HBC, HK: 0005), Mizuho (NYSE: MFG), Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), Rabobank and SEB (SS: SEBA) … Read entire article »

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Warsaw Stock Exchange Becomes Latest SSE Partner (Sustainable StockExchanges Initiative)

Warsaw Stock Exchange Becomes Latest SSE Partner (Sustainable StockExchanges Initiative)

On December 17, 2013, the Warsaw Stock Exchange published the new portfolio of the socially responsible company index RESPECT. In the seventh edition of the project, 23 companies listed on the Main Market have been successfully verified for parameters of corporate social responsibility and put in the index portfolio. They include the Warsaw Stock Exchange. … Read entire article »

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Japan’s ranks of individual shareholders hit record high in fiscal 2012 (Japan Times)

Japan’s ranks of individual shareholders hit record high in fiscal 2012 (Japan Times)

The number of individual shareholders trading at five major stock exchanges in Japan hit a record high in fiscal 2012, rising 0.1 percent to 45.97 million, the bourse operators said Thursday. … Read entire article »

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LNG futures market to be set up in FY14(JIJI)

LNG futures market to be set up in FY14(JIJI)

The Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry said it will create a liquefied natural gas futures market at the Tokyo Commodity Exchange in fiscal 2014, in an effort to help lower LNG import costs. … Read entire article »

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Climate Bonds Initiative sets up energy efficiency working group(Environmental Finance)

The Climate Bonds Initiative has set up a working group to develop criteria for the certification of energy efficiency-related bonds, and is expecting its solar working group to issue a standard within the next few months. … Read entire article »

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