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  • Syndicated loans, bonds boost Cred Ag earnings

    Syndicated loans, bonds boost Cred Ag earnings

    Crédit Agricole emphasised high levels of activity in syndicated loans and fixed income, especially among French clients, as it revealed a strong set of quarterly earnings on Friday.

  • BofA launches UK private capital push with Goldman hire

    BofA launches UK private capital push with Goldman hire

    Bank of America has hired a managing director from Goldman Sachs to help lead a new team in its UK investment banking division that aims to increase the bank’s coverage of private and emerging growth companies.

  • BNP Paribas hires levfin head for Germany

    BNP Paribas hires levfin head for Germany

    BNP Paribas has hired Boris Funke as head of leveraged finance capital markets in Germany, giving him responsibility for expanding the bank's sponsored and corporate sub-investment grade franchise in the region.

  • Taxonomy’s troubled birth shakes its power to green markets

    Taxonomy’s troubled birth shakes its power to green markets

    Market participants will embark in the coming weeks on the difficult task of working out how to use the European Union’s sustainable finance Taxonomy, after the first criteria were published this week. In doing so, they will be conscious that the smooth tide of green finance is now breaking against the hard reality of power politics and resistance by fossil fuel industries — a clash that is rocking the Taxonomy’s credibility, writes Jon Hay.

  • Taxonomy ducks gas and caves on bioenergy

    Taxonomy ducks gas and caves on bioenergy

    The detailed rules for the EU Taxonomy of Sustainable Economic Activities look set to come into force, as the European Commission published them on Wednesday, after weeks of intense lobbying and negotiation that had raised the prospect of them being delayed again. Gas will not enter the Taxonomy for now and will be dealt with in separate legislation, but nuclear power could enter the Taxonomy later this year, alarming greens.

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