S&P Global Ratings’ Noemie De La Gorce quoted on green bond issuance in Environmental Finance

Noemie De La Gorce, S&P Global Ratings’ primary analyst on the recent 2018 green bond outlook, Green Bonds Issuance Is Expected to Shoot Up Further, spoke to Environmental Finance about her findings. De La Gorce noted that – after playing a key role in the take-off of the green bond market – development banks “now …

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Actions taken by S&P Global Ratings following Carillion collapse covered by InfraNews

Following the collapse of U.K.-based construction and facilities management firm Carillion, S&P Global Ratings announced that the ratings and outlooks on the debt issued by five U.K-based and three Canada-based entities remain unchanged. For these projects Carillion had acted as a counterparty, though S&P Global Ratings states that their ratings are neither linked to nor constrained …

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Gil Karni steps up as the new head of Bank Leumi (UK)

Karni makes the move from Bucharest, where since 2016 he had been CEO of Bank Leumi Romania. News of the appointment was covered in City AM,  Global Banking & Finance Review, Trade & Export Finance, and Jewish News.

The Nordics Continue To Blaze The Trail For Green Bonds: S&P Global Ratings’ report covered by the specialist press

The Nordics are known worldwide as pioneers in green finance. Since the very first green bond issuance in 2007, the market has expanded massively – close to US$300 billion of the instruments have been issued globally as of October 2017. S&P Global Ratings published a report on how the Nordics will likely continue to blaze …

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S&P Global Ratings’ Jessica Williams discusses the incorporation of environmental and climate risk and opportunities into credit ratings for GLIO journal

With acute weather events making the news more frequently, the impact of climate change is high on the international agenda. As such, lenders and institutional investors are naturally keen to understand how both environmental and climate (E&C) risks and opportunities affect credit ratings. Jessica Williams, Analyst, Sustainable Finance, S&P Global Ratings explains how E&C risks …

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Deutsche Bank launch “Payables Finance: a guide to working capital optimisation”

When faced with the choice of cash to fund a corporate finance strategy or cash to meet a 30-day supplier schedule, the revenue-generating activity will obviously be more alluring. However, while extending payment terms makes it possible to grow cash mountains, what happens if the supplier goes out of business while they wait? Enter payables …

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ICC United Kingdom’s Chris Southworth talks to BBC Radio 4 on trade outside the EU

UK food and drink exports soared to £22 billion pounds last year, while export growth to non-EU countries surpassed those to the EU. Speaking to BBC Radio 4 Farming today, ICC United Kingdom Secretary General Chris Southworth talks trade outside the EU, and how trade policy following Brexit should look for UK food and drink exporters to …

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UniCredit’s Adeline de Metz discusses the past, present, and future of supply chain finance in BCR’s World Supply Chain Finance Report 2018

Supply chain finance (SCF) has evolved considerably in the last 15 years. In the early 2000s, bank revenues from SCF services only represented a very small proportion of the total trade finance business. And the wider SCF landscape comprised only a handful of banks implementing payables finance programmes for their largest corporate clients. Today, appreciation …

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Commerzbank’s Agnes Vargas explores Pacific trade in an article for FTSE Global Markets

As the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) finds its feet, Agnes Vargas, Regional Head, Greater China & ASEAN at Commerzbank, looks to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as another means of facilitating trade in the Pacific.

Bank Leumi UK and HSBC offer £125 million to luxury retirement village provider Audley

News of the five-year term loan was reported in Property Week, Global Capital, Treasury Today,  HealthInvestor, Care Home Management Online, EGI, The Business Magazine, Loan Radar, CosStar, Business Insider and Property Funds World. Richard Martin, Relationship Manager at the bank, offered further insights on financing homes for the country’s aging population to Real Estate Capital.