Bankers bet billions on new wave of debt-for-nature deals

More countries linking debt cost to conservation goals Seychelles, Belize, Barbados among those to strike deals Ecuador swap could be biggest yet at $800 million Cape Verde, Sri Lanka and others are also exploring deals SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 17 (Reuters) – The Galapagos Islands, whose thousands of unique species inspired Darwin’s theory of evolution, … Read more

US, Japan and partners mobilize $20 billion to move Indonesia away from coal

Deal will bring forward peak emissions to 2030 Indonesia sets net-zero goal in power sector Program based on COP26 South Africa plan NUSA DUA, Indonesia/SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 15 (Reuters) – A coalition of countries will mobilize $20 billion of public and private finance to help Indonesia shut coal power plants and bring forward the … Read more

Show us the money: Developing world at COP27 seeks financing details

Finance Day at COP27 puts focus on banks, investors, insurers Emerging markets demand more help to pay for transition UN experts flag dozens of climate projects worth $120 bln SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Finance took center stage at the COP27 climate talks on Wednesday, with UN experts publishing a list of projects … Read more

Rishi Sunak looks set to become the next UK PM after Johnson quits the race

Sunak could be declared winner after 2 pm Penny Mordaunt races to secure backing to challenge him Borrowing costs ease as Boris Johnson withdraws from race LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Rishi Sunak looked set to become Britain’s next prime minister after his rival Boris Johnson quit the race, admitting he could no longer unite … Read more

UK’s Truss expected to fire Kwarteng – Times

Kwarteng leaves IMF meeting early Pressure mounts for a U-turn over tax policy Pound, bond prices recovering PM Truss now faces political fight LONDON, Oct 14 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Liz Truss will fire her finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng and scrap parts of her economic package, the Times newspaper reported on Friday, in a … Read more

British pension funds step up fire sales as needed for cash soars

LONDON, Oct 11 (Reuters) – UK pension schemes are racing to raise hundreds of billions of pounds to shore up derivatives positions before the Bank of England calls time on support aimed at keeping them afloat. The Bank of England plans to stop buying bonds on Oct. 14, leaving pension schemes scrambling to meet a … Read more

Bank of England ‘will not hesitate’ to act as it monitors market turmoil

Pound briefly touched a record low against the dollar Five-year gilts match Friday’s record daily slump Yields on 2-year and 5-year debt up 100 bps in 2 days Finance minister to detail fiscal plans on Nov. 23 BoE monitoring developments ‘very closely’ LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The Bank of England said on Monday it … Read more

Britain bets all on historic tax cuts and borrowing, investors take fright

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Kwarteng cuts top rate of income tax in dash for growth Huge increase in UK government debt issuance planned Gilts suffer biggest slump in decades Pound falls to new 37-year low against dollar LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Britain’s new finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng unleashed historic … Read more

Queen’s death shines spotlight on wrongs suffered by indigenous people

Indigenous Australian parliamentarian Lidia Thorpe raises her fist during her swearing-in ceremony in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, August 1, 2022. AAP Image/Lukas Coch via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY/TORONTO, Sept 18 (Reuters) – When newly elected indigenous Australian parliamentarian Lidia Thorpe took her oath … Read more