News

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

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Giving peace a chance

Jan 11, 2019

As US-China tensions escalated in 2018, the leaders of the two economies met in Buenos Aires to agree a truce. Aidan Yao, senior emerging Asia economist at Axa Investment Managers, talks to Romil...

INTERVIEW: Operational challenges

Jun 09, 2018

Caroline Higgins of Northern Trust tells George Mitton about A-share inclusion, ETF Connect and why Cayman funds predominate in the region.

Roundtables

HONG KONG ROUNDTABLE: A sunny picture

Jan 11, 2019

Changes to regulation, US-Sino trade tensions and further steps by China to open its capital markets were some of the topics discussed by our panel. Chaired by Romil Patel in Hong Kong.

SINGAPORE ROUNDTABLE: Optimism versus caution

Oct 23, 2018

The impact of financial technology, developments in Asian passporting and the promise of new markets in Thailand were among the topics discussed by our panel. Chaired by George Mitton in Singapore.