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When NatWest Markets lifts its eyes to the horizon, what does it see? It sees emerging, disruptive technologies in the distance...
Following on from my recent Margin & Clearing note there seems to be signs of pragmatism through an IOSCO statement yesterday.
Access our latest desk strategy across FX, Rates, Credit and Economics alongside commentary and trade ideas from our global sales team.
Kick-start your international expansion now - a simple guide
With 70% of European online shoppers buying products from international retailers, selling cross-border seems a compelling proposition. And there is further good news: selling to an international audience has never been more straightforward.
“The green heart of UK debt investors”
Sustainability is becoming increasingly core to the operations of top tier UK debt investors. This is the key takeaway from meetings we have held over the past weeks with the investment community.
Margin & clearing regulation: close but no cigar?
Behind the scenes the industry is scrambling on readiness for the final phases of Initial Margin and EMIR Clearing. There is however confusion on scope, requirements and whether the effort will be worth it. So where are we?
FOMC Statement: Our view
This week the Fed surprised markets with a very dovish message, signalling policy could be on hold for an extended period.
The US-China Trade Relationship: What next?
The US-China trade relationship has been steadily deteriorating since early July of 2018, when President Trump finally followed through on threats to impose tariffs on Chinese goods.
Mexico City Airport: “The green bond that was no longer”
When Mexico City Airport Trust issued $6 billion of green bonds in 2016 and 2017 in order to finance the construction of a new airport...
A case of “green humbug”?
In recent weeks we have noticed a fresh wave of concerns and mixed perceptions around the Green Bond Market, which can be broken into four key themes...
New SNAM framework and the green-gas debate
As “browner” sectors continue to find appropriate ways of embracing sustainable finance, it is worth highlighting a new landmark framework, the SNAM Climate Action Bond Framework, which Europe’s leading gas utility firm – and one of Italy’s largest companies – has published beginning of November.
ESG Market Dynamics - The green bond wave
October has seen a wave of green bonds, lifting the volume of green issuances in the third quarter of 2018 to USD 29.7 billion. The very busy month has helped to boost the total of green bonds issued this year to USD 108.3 billion, less than 1% behind the 2017 figures for the same period.
What’s up with ESG ratings? Better access to the capital markets, that’s what.
Dr Arthur Krebbers, NatWest Markets Green Finance Co-ordinator, explains why companies should consider their Environmental, Social and Governance profile as a core part of their treasury operations.