FMO: Unlocking Scale Potential of Green Bonds in India – Lessons from Global Markets

The global green bonds market has gone from strength to strength in recent years, with issuance for 2017 already exceeding $100bn, some $20bn more than the total issuance in 2016 and the first time this benchmark has been breached. According

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María Dolores de Cospedal: Seeking More Bang

Almost nobody saw her coming. In barely ten years, María Dolores de Cospedal went from a political nobody to become Spain’s minister of Defence – the second woman to claim that job – and partake in the secretive Bilderberg Conference,

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Joseph E Stiglitz: The Globalisation of Our Discontent

Globalisation, which was supposed to benefit developed and developing countries alike, is now reviled almost everywhere, as the political backlash in Europe and the US in recent years has shown. The challenge is to minimise the risk that the backlash

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Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank (EIB): A Mostly Unseen Hand

In late-December, President Werner Hoyer of the European Investment Bank shared his experiences and insights with CFI.co chairman Tor Svensson and editor Wim Romeijn. He leads an institution more than twice as large as the World Bank, yet remains virtually

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MiFID II: The Impact on Finance Sector Comms

MiFID II is a change to the regulations informing the finance sector’s conduct and aims to improve transparency and safety in the financial markets. That means that, by January 2018, affected finance businesses must be fully compliant, or face fines

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Sanctions: The United Kingdom Acts

The United Kingdom Government has introduced the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill to Parliament.  Provisions for continuity of current sanctions arrangements post BREXIT have become necessary. Failure to do so would put the United Kingdom in breach of its international

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British Airways: Bring On the Competition

How to manage an apparent paradox – and make a profit while doing so. It is a challenge well suited to British Airways CEO Alex Cruz, the eminently likable Spaniard who transformed Vueling from a struggling low-cost carrier into a

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Otaviano Canuto, World Bank: The Metamorphosis of Financial Globalisation

After a strong rising tide starting in the 1990s, financial globalisation seems to have reached a plateau since the global financial crisis. However, that apparent stability has taken place along a deep reshaping of cross-border financial flows, featuring de-banking and

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Robert J Shiller: Understanding Today’s Stagnation

Ever since the Great Recession of 2007-2009, the world’s major central banks have kept short-term interest rates at near-zero levels. In the United States, even after the Federal Reserve’s recent increases, short-term rates remain below 1%, and long-term interest rates

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Hans Peter Lankes, IFC: IFC’s Development Impact, One Market at a Time

Having worked in the international financial institutions for much of my career, I’m a big believer in the power that development institutions have in building a bridge between the government and the private sector. That philosophy underpins the International Finance

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