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Luxembourg bourse to show Chinese green bond data

An initiative by the Luxembourg Stock Exchange aims to improve the visibility of data about Chinese green bonds in Europe. The bourse has created an information link called the Green Bond Channel to display data about 18 green bonds that are listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. “Our key focus is on helping to enhance investment channels between China and Europe,” said Robert Scharfe, chief executive of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. Green bonds are fixed income instruments issued with an environmental purpose, for instance to finance renewable energy or manage pollution. China, whose bond market is worth an estimated $9 trillion, is becoming a leader in green bonds, having issued about 250 billion renminbi ($39 billion) worth, according to the Luxembourg exchange statement. The Green Bond Channel does not incorporate a method for investing in green bonds, which must be accessed through existing channels. ©2018 funds global asia

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