China fuels green bond take-off

China fuels green bond take-off

Once one of the world’s worst offenders in terms of industrial pollution, China is changing its ways, not least by becoming a leader in issuing green bonds.

It's time for blue finance

It's time for blue finance

By HELEN AVERY

As the oceans reach a crisis point, private capital must be deployed to fund sustainable solutions.

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SME financing: special focus

SME financing: special focus

The vexed battle to finance small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) continues amid risk aversion, economic weakness, new regulations and banks’ balance-sheet repair.