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Covid-19 will drive green bond issuance as shift to sustainability intensifies

Covid-19 will drive green bond issuance as shift to sustainability intensifies

Written by Sacha Bernasconi, portfolio manager of the SYZ Green Bonds Fund.

The catastrophe of Covid-19 has given the world one silver lining. A wake-up call. A sobering vision of the future, and the economic and social devastation climate change will bring. As responsible investors, we must be mindful of this portent of the future and accelerate our efforts in delivering progressive action. It is time to move the dial.

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Government bond markets on the path to Japanification, says Fidelity

Government bond markets on the path to Japanification, says Fidelity

August 2020 featured a low volatility environment compared to previous years, as sentiment around the macro backdrop and the Covid-19 recovery improved, and the ongoing growth in central bank balance sheets proved a boon for risky assets. But with economic data having little impact on prices and a larger share of the market owned by domestic commercial banks, are developed government bond markets at risk of Japanification?

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Shinzo Abe resignation: short-lived market correction and Abenomics to continue, says from SuMi TRUST's Oshikubo

Shinzo Abe resignation: short-lived market correction and Abenomics to continue, says from SuMi TRUST's Oshikubo

Following the announcement of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s resignation, Naoya Oshikubo, senior economist at SuMi TRUST, thinks that despite some short-lived market correction, Abenomics and the current monetary policy will continue on the same path when a new Prime Minister from the Liberty Democratic Party (LDP) takes the rein…