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Japanese lender to serve as clearing bank for island’s domestic yen settlements(Nikkei)

Japanese lender to serve as clearing bank for island’s domestic yen settlements(Nikkei)

TAIPEI — Taiwan’s Central Bank-backed domestic foreign currency settlement services will begin to cover Japanese yen, starting Jan. 28, with Mizuho Bank being the clearing bank. … Read entire article »

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Japan’s coal binge stirs international climate fears(Japan Times)

Japan’s coal binge stirs international climate fears(Japan Times)

Once at the forefront of the fight against global warming, Japan is now facing calls from other big economies such as China to set fresh emissions targets as Tokyo increases its use of dirty coal energy to replace nuclear. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1. BANK, 5.Climate Change & Carbon, 9.Energy

Banks not yet living up to UN human rights principles, finds BankTrack(BankTrack)

Banks not yet living up to UN human rights principles, finds BankTrack(BankTrack)

As the world’s largest gathering on business and human rights takes place in Geneva, new research from BankTrack has found that global banks are making slow progress in implementing human rights standards, and are failing to live up to their responsibilities completely in some areas. … Read entire article »

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Public Eye Lifetime Award and The Yes Men Mark Farewell from Davos(Public Eye)

Public Eye Lifetime Award and The Yes Men Mark Farewell from Davos(Public Eye)

After 15 years of the Public Eye, the Berne Declaration and Greenpeace Switzerland are taking stock and, in their farewell to Davos and the WEF, will present a final award to one company for its lifetime achievements in corporate irresponsibility. … Read entire article »

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Banking on Coal 2014: Bank financing of coal mining and coal power, and why it must be stopped (BankTrack)

Banking on Coal 2014: Bank financing of coal mining and coal power, and why it must be stopped (BankTrack)

This briefing presents the findings of the most extensive dataset yet compiled on private sector commercial banks’ finance for the coal industry. The data covers a global range of 92 commercial banks and 93 coal mining and coal power companies. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1. BANK, 5.Climate Change & Carbon, 7.China & Asia, 9.Energy

DBJ has mandated Joint Lead Managers for a potential inaugural DBJ Green Bond transaction (DBJ)

DBJ has mandated Joint Lead Managers for a potential inaugural DBJ Green Bond transaction (DBJ)

Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ; President and Chief Executive Officer: Toru Hashimoto) has mandated Joint Lead Managers below for a potential inaugural DBJ Green Bond transaction. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1. BANK, 4. Asset management & Pension, 5.Climate Change & Carbon