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Firms see embrace of ESG as way to garner more fees   
February 24, 2020
Source: Pensions&Investments - Gary Shedlin, chief financial officer of BlackRock Inc., New York, said in the company's fourth-quarter earnings call last month that its iShares ESG MSCI USA Leaders ETF raised more than $1 billion ... its ESG ETF offerings to...
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Thai Jan exports show surprise 3.4% y/y rise on surging gold shipments   
February 24, 2020
Source: Nasdaq - BANGKOK, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Thailand's customs-cleared exports in January unexpectedly rose for the first time in six months, increasing 3.35% from a year earlier, driven by a surge in shipments of gold, the commerce ministry...
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LNG industry watching Tellurian as Trump visits India   
February 24, 2020
Source: Houston Chronicle - The energy industry will be watching Houston liquefied natural gas company Tellurian during President Donald Trump's visit to India beginning Monday. Company officials said they will have a team in India during the president's...
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Are There Still Opportunities in EM Equities'   
February 24, 2020
Source: Traders Magazine - Equity markets made an enthusiastic start to the year as both the SPX and STOXX 600 indices rallied in January before hitting record highs in early February. Japan’s TOPIX slipped lower in late January in response to...
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JetBlue signs loan linked to ESG goals   
February 24, 2020
Source: The Financial Times - The margin the airline pays will go up or down in conjunction with its environmental, social and governance (ESG) score as determined by Vigeo Eiris, a Paris-based sustainability research group that was recently acquired by...
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Aussie Drops With Traders Cautious on Virus Woes: Markets Wrap   
February 24, 2020
Source: Bloomberg - The caution that’s gripped financial markets lately showed no signs of letting up as trading got underway this week, with concern that the coronavirus will hamper growth prospects hitting the Australian and New Zealand...
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Coronavirus concerns spur odd market moves   
February 24, 2020
Source: Reuters - NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some asset prices are moving together in unusual ways, an indication that investors may be preparing their portfolios for a coronavirus-led global slowdown. U.S. stocks, gold, Treasuries and the dollar have...
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European stocks close lower as coronavirus spread curbs sentiment; Pearson down 4.5%   
February 24, 2020
Source: CNBC - European stocks closed lower on Friday afternoon, as investors monitored a raft of economic data and the latest developments in the coronavirus outbreak.
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‘Massive Risk’ Drives ESG Bets at $108 Billion Finnish Funds   
February 24, 2020
Source: MSN - Two of Finland’s biggest pension funds, with combined assets of $108 billion, are determined to make their portfolios carbon neutral over the next decade and a half, in a race to dodge the fallout of global warming before...
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‘Massive risk’ drives ESG deadline at US$108b Finnish funds   
February 24, 2020
Source: The Star - In the Nordics, its members include some of the region’s biggest insurers and pension funds, including Folksam Group, PensionDanmark, Alecta, Nordea Life and Pensions and Storebrand. They target transitioning portfolios to...
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