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Three Gorges Finance receives E1 score from S&P Global Ratings for €650 million European wind project bonds, covered by the specialist press

Three Gorges Finance II received a score of E1/83 on S&P Global Ratings’ new Green Evaluation scale for its €650 million green bond issuance due in June 2024. This is the first ever Chinese green bond to be ranked under the Green Evaluation framework. The bonds will be used to finance European wind power projects …

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City Of Gothenburg receives first Green Evaluation for municipal green bond, with a score of E2/67, covered by the specialist press

  The City of Gothenburg received a score of ‘E2/67’ on S&P Global Ratings’ new Green Evaluation scale for its Swedish krona (SEK) 1 billion of green bonds due on 15th June, 2022. The bonds, issued on 15th June 2016, have been allocated to fund a number of eligible projects as part of the Swedish …

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S&P Global Ratings reports the U.K’s less efficient water utilities are at-risk from Ofwat’s regulatory changes, covered by specialist press

A recently-published report by S&P Global Ratings claims that U.K.-based water utilities may face lower returns after 2020. This came after elements of industry regulator Ofwat’s methodology for its upcoming Price Review emerged. To compensate for utilities’ lower takings, the regulator is proposing attractive performance-based financial incentives. While this increased scope for earnings from incentives …

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Natixis’ Madrid appointment reported in Expansión, Cinco Dias, and Reuters

Following Moorgate’s outreach, leading Spanish business and economics publication Expansión reported on Natixis’ appointment of Claudio Boada as Senior Adviser to the Madrid office. In their print edition, Expansión explains that Boada will help on the continuous expansion of Natixis’ portfolio of clients and assist with the bank’s growth and development plans in the region, alongside Carlos …

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Commerzbank “Best Bank in Germany” and “Best Bank for Western Europe’s SMEs” for Euromoney

Euromoney’s 2017 Awards for Excellence have recognised Commerzbank as the best financial institution serving SMEs in Western Europe. As the defending champion from last year’s awards, Commerzbank also retains the title of top German bank.

UniCredit scoops five Euromoney “Awards for Excellence” 2017

Many congratulations to UniCredit, who has been honoured with several prestigious industry awards by the leading global financial publication Euromoney. Announced at a ceremony held at the Tower of London on the 6th July, UniCredit was awarded five of Euromoney’s “Awards for Excellence” 2017: Best Bank in Italy and Croatia, Best in Transaction Services and …

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ICC United Kingdom’s Chris Southworth discussing UK trade negotiations on Sky News

This afternoon, ICC United Kingdom’s Secretary General, Chris Southworth, appeared on Sky News – commenting the importance of transitional arrangements during Brexit negotiations. The interview took place after the Confederation of British Industry strongly urged Government to keep Britain in the single market and customs union until a final Brexit deal with the European Union is …

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ICC UK’s latest podcast with US Council for International Business

This week’s ICC UK business podcast features Peter Robinson, CEO at the US Council for International Business (USCIB).  Peter discusses the Trump administration’s efforts to renegotiate the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the effects on US businesses, as well as growing protectionism and the US perspective on Brexit. To find out more, download …

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Crown Agents Investment Management’s appointment of Neil Michael covered in the specialist press

The senior position is responsible for macroeconomic and market analysis, as well as the design, management and communication of investment strategies. Michael brings over 20 years of experience in strategic and tactical asset allocation strategies, macroeconomic and market analysis, portfolio management and modelling, risk management, relationship management and investment communication. Read more on the appointment …

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UniCredit named as Global Finance Innovator in Trade Finance 2017

Following a submission by Moorgate, UniCredit has been honoured as one of Global Finance magazine’s “Innovators” for 2017 in the Trade Finance category. In an innovative collaboration, UniCredit and CRX Markets offered a comprehensive supply chain finance (SCF) marketplace platform for one of the bank’s core relationship clients. This collaboration enables UniCredit to consistently add …

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