|Efficient collateral management service targeted for Canada: new plans announced by Clearstream and CDS Clearing and Depository Services -continued|
|Canada's CDS looks to join Brazil, Australia and South Africa in the use of Clearstream's Liquidity Hub GO (Global Outsourcing) * Exclusive talks to develop a triparty collateral management service for Canada *CDS clients to gain by using collateral more effectively|
March 12, 2012--Canadian financial institutions are set to benefit from a new efficient and effective collateral management service planned for development by Clearstream and CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc. (CDS). The two companies signed a letter of intent last week and will now move forward in exploring the creation of a new triparty collateral management service for Canada.
The service would enable Canadian market participants to meet demands for collateral in the most cost effective and operationally efficient way possible: CDS, the Canadian central securities depository, would utilise Clearstreamís collateral management infrastructure and the Liquidity Hub GO service to allocate, optimise and substitute domestically held collateral on a fully automated basis and in real time.
Liquidity Hub GO for Canada would reduce operational risks and costs as well as minimize the opportunity cost associated with collateral fragmentation. CDS clients would be able to handle their collateral needs more strategically. Collateral would remain in the domestic market. Clearstream is the only collateral management services provider which can manage collateral across time zones and regions while enabling the assets to remain in the respective domestic market and under local legislation.
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|What Does Carbon Pricing Success Look Like? Ask These Leaders|
|September 18, 2014--STORY HIGHLIGHTS|
British Columbia, Sweden, California and China have been pioneering carbon pricing systems to lower emissions and help shift their economies onto cleaner, greener trajectories.
Currently, nearly 40 countries and more than 20 cities, states, and provinces use a form of carbon pricing or are planning to implement it. That number is growing as more governments explore the benefits of carbon pricing for climate and economy.
|IMF Working paper-Growth Surprises and Synchronized Slowdowns in Emerging Markets--An Empirical Investigation|
|September 17, 2014--Summary: Output growth has slowed in several emerging markets since 2011-a remarkable feature for a non-crisis period in EMs. Such synchronized slowdowns were largely unanticipated by scholars and forecasters alike.|
|IMF Working paper-How Much Carbon Pricing is in Countries'Own Interests? The Critical Role of Co-Benefits|
|September 17, 2014--Summary: This paper calculates, for the top twenty emitting countries, how much pricing of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is in their own national interests due to domestic co-benefits (leaving aside the global climate benefits). On average, nationally efficient prices are substantial, $57.5 per ton of CO2 (for year 2010), reflecting primarily health co-benefits from reduced air pollution at coal plants and, in some cases, reductions in automobile externalities (net of fuel taxes/subsidies).|
|IMF Working paper-A Quality of Growth Index for Developing Countries: A Proposal|
|September 17, 2014--Summary: This paper proposes a new quality of growth index (QGI) for developing countries. The index encompasses both the intrinsic nature and social dimensions of growth, and is computed for over 90 countries for the period 1990-2011. The approach is premised on the fact that not all growth is created equal in terms of social outcomes, and that it does matter how one reaches from one level of income to another for various theoretical and empirical reasons.|
|IFC Becomes Largest Issuer of London-Listed Renminbi Bonds, Supporting Internationalization of Chinese Currency|
|September 17, 2014--IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today became the largest issuer of renminbi-denominated bonds on the London Stock Exchange, issuing bonds totaling 1 billion yuan (equivalent to about $163 million) to increase foreign investment in China and support the internationalization of the Chinese currency.|
|How much does pollution cost?|
|September 17, 2014--How much do the emissions coming from your car's exhaust pipe cost in terms of damage to the environment? What about the gases that factories emit? Smog can be seen-and felt-in places like Beijing and Mexico City, in other words, it is tangible. But it is difficult to measure and calculate in monetary terms the damage done to the planet, nature and people by greenhouse gases.|
|IMF's 2014 Financial Access Survey Helps to Map Global Financial Inclusion|
|September 16, 2014--The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released today the results of the fifth annual Financial Access Survey (FAS),the most comprehensive global source of data on access to,and use of,basic consumer financial services by households and nonfinancial corporations. For the first time,the survey includes data on mobile money indicators. The 2014 FAS round was again conducted with financial support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands,while the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation provided funding to capture data on the use of mobile money services.|
|September 2014 Quarterly Review: Volatility stirs, markets unshaken|
|September 14, 2014--Volatility has settled back to exceptional lows after spiking briefly in early August. Risk premia remain compressed, as worries over geopolitical tensions had only a brief impact on financial markets against the backdrop of unusually accommodative monetary conditions.|
|UK government to issue the world's first non-Chinese sovereign offshore renminbi bond.|
|September 12, 2014--The government announced today (12 September), as part of the conclusion of the Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD) with China, that it intends to issue the world's first non-Chinese sovereign offshore renminbi bond and the proceeds will be used to finance the UK government's reserves of foreign currency.|
|Basel III monitoring results published by the Basel Committee|
|September 11, 2014--The Basel Committee today published the results of its latest Basel III monitoring exercise. The study is based on the rigorous reporting process set up by the Committee to periodically review the implications of the Basel III standards for banks.|
|OTC Derivatives Regulators Issue Report to the G20|
|September 10, 2014--The Over-the-Counter (OTC) Derivatives Regulators Group (ODRG),which is made up of authorities with responsibility for the regulation of OTC derivatives markets in Australia,Brazil,the European Union,Hong Kong,Japan,Ontario,Quebec,Singapore,Switzerland,and the United States,issued a report today that provides an update to the G20 on further progress in resolving OTC derivatives cross-border implementation issues and identifies a cross-border issue that may call for legislative change.|
|IMF Working paper-Sovereign Debt Composition in Advanced Economies: A Historical Perspective|
|September 9, 2014--Summary: We examine how the composition of public debt, broken down by currency, maturity, holder profile and marketability, has responded to major debt accumulation and consolidation episodes during 1900-2011. Covering thirteen advanced economies, we focus on debt structure shifts that occurred around the two World Wars and global economic downturns, and the subsequent debt consolidations.|
|IOSCO updates survey on commodity derivatives markets supervisory principles|
|September 9, 2014--The International Organization of Securities Commissions today issued the Update to Survey on the Principles for the Regulation and Supervision of Commodity Derivatives Markets, which updates its 2012 review of the implementation of IOSCO's principles for commodity derivatives markets.|
|Climate Finance Is Flowing, but It Isn't Enough-Yet|
|September 5, 2014--STORY HIGHLIGHTS
About US$359 billion a year has been flowing to and within countries to support low-carbon development and clean energy projects that can lower greenhouse gas emissions and increase resilience to the effects of climate change.
|WEF-Global Growth at Risk from Slow Reform Progress|
|The Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015 finds insufficient progress in adopting and implementing structural reforms necessary for long-term economic growth|
Switzerland remains on top of the reportís Global Competitiveness Index rankings; the US and Japan move up in the rankings for a second year in a row
Innovation, talent development and institutional strength continue to play a defining role in determining world's most competitive economies
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