Climate Change: Sector Results Profile-continued

April 11, 2012--Overview
Creating climate-resilient and low-carbon development paths has become a development imperative.
The World Bank continues to face unprecedented demand from many countries for support in their efforts to address development and climate change challenges. The World Bank has responded with a broad range of assistance through a combination of financial and other resources.

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view the Development and Climate Action Reinforcing Synergies report

Source: World Bank

Global ETP News
ETF Securities Weekly Flows Analysis
August 22, 2016--Fifth consecutive week of inflows into long gold ETPs last week, as the market is still not pricing in much chance of a Fed rate hike in September.
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Flow Traders NV: Flow Traders releases July 2016 ETP Market Volumes
August 22, 2016--Flow Traders N.V. ("Flow Traders") (Euronext: FLOW), today released the monthly ETP (Exchange Traded Products) Market data for the month of July 2016.
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ETF take-up rockets as fund managers favour low-cost liquidity
August 21, 2016--Assets under management reach record highs as fund managers opt for the flexibility of exchange-traded funds.
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2 US hedge funds & derivatives trader file class action vs 4 big Australian banks for rate rigging
August 19, 2016--The big 4 Australian banks are not yet off the hook for not passing in full the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) interest rate cut, and now, the lender as well as other banks are facing another lawsuit.
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Grand Plans to Revive Chicago's Stock Exchange-From China
August 18, 2016--Political scrutiny has cast the spotlight on a bourse that clings to a small niche in the U.S. trading world.
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BIS-International capital flows and financial vulnerabilities in emerging market economies: analysis and data gaps
August 18, 2016--This note analyses the exposure of emerging market economies to international capital flow risks, paying particular attention to vulnerabilities in the non-financial corporate sector.
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FSB publishes further guidance on resolution planning and fifth report to the G20 on progress in resolution
August 18, 2016--The Financial Stability Board (FSB) published today two final guidance papers to assist the resolution planning work of authorities and firms, as part of the policy agenda to end "too-big-to-fail":
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ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high of 3.343 trillion US dollars at the end of July 2016
August 18, 2016--ETFGI, the leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, today reported assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high US$3.343 trillion at the end of July 2016.
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Harmonisation of the Unique Product Identifier (UPI)-second consultative report issued by CPMI-IOSCO
August 18, 2016--The Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) have today published for public comment a second consultative report on Harmonisation of the Unique Product Identifier (UPI).
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IOSCO consults on good practices for the termination of investment funds in an effort to increase investor protection
August 18, 2016--The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions today published a consultation report on Good Practices for the Termination of Investment Funds, which proposes a set of good practices on the voluntary termination process for investment funds.
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Reports from CPMI-IOSCO advance regulatory agenda on central counterparties
August 16, 2016--Reports published today by the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) are aimed at enhancing the resilience of central counterparties (CCPs), an important move towards completing the regulatory agenda for central clearing laid out after the financial crisis.
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Global Innovation Index 2016: Switzerland, Sweden, UK, U.S., Finland, Singapore Lead; China Joins Top 25
August 15, 2016--China joins the ranks of the world's 25 most-innovative economies, while Switzerland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Finland and Singapore lead the 2016 rankings in the Global Innovation Index, released today by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
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World Bank plans to sell SDR bonds in China
August 14, 2016--The World Bank is set to sell bonds denominated in the IMF's Special Drawing Rights (SDR) units in China, the first such issuance in three decades.
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Silver ETF returning 280% says party not over in yield-less era
August 12, 2016--For investors who missed silver's 46% rally this year, it's not too late to jump in, according to the firm behind the world's best-performing exchange-traded fund.
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BlackRock ETP Landscape: July 2016
August 12, 2016--Global ETPs had the best monthly flows of the year with $55.2bn fueled by U.S. and emerging markets equities and higher-yielding fixed income categories.
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Chart: The Largest Companies by Market Cap Over 15 Years
August 12, 2016--The Oil Barons have been replaced by the Whiz Kids of Silicon Valley
The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays.
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FAQs on the Pillar 3 disclosure requirements issued by the Basel Committee
August 12, 2016--The Basel Committee today issued Frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the Basel framework's Pillar 3 disclosure requirements.
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Flow Traders NV: Flow Traders Reports Strong Second Quarter 2016 Results In Slower Market Conditions
August 12, 2016--Flow Traders N.V. ("Flow Traders" or "the Company") (Euronext: FLOW) today announced its 2Q16 results, with the results showing a quarter-on-quarter improvement in a slower market.
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Broker-dealer TradeZero launches first 'dark pool' exchange for bitcoin
August 11, 2016--TradeZero, a Bahamas-based online broker-dealer, said on Thursday,it had launched the world's first "dark pool" exchange for bitcoin to enable institutional investors to execute large trades.
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New money raised by equity ETFs drops 85%
August 11, 2016--The amount of new money raised by exchange traded funds exposed to global stock markets has dropped 85 per cent in the first half of 2016, in a rare sign of pressure on the passive investment industry.
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World Gold Council-Gold Demand Trends Q2 2016
August 11, 2016--Continued growth in Q2 2016 (+15%) brought total H1 gold demand to 2,335t-the second highest first half on record.
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New Analysis By Source Reveals Improved Approach To Investing In Commodities?
August 11, 2016--New analysis by Source shows that commodity investors can maximise their risk-adjusted returns by using ETFs that provide exposure to 'second generation' indices
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First Bridge 'ETF 20/20' Global Snapshot
August 10, 2016--Global ETP assets surged by 4.5% in July 2016 to end the month at $3.373T.
The Bank of England cut its key policy rate to 0.25%. With low yields in developed markets driven by quantitative easing, net flows into higher yield emerging market bond ETFs have increased in 2016.
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Investors pull $6.4bn from European ETFs
August 10, 2016--Brexit vote has sped up the flow of money out of some big Europe-focused exchange-traded funds.
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Bats Reports Strong Market Share Across All Markets in July; Remains #1 in U.S. ETF Trading, #1 Pan-European Stock Market
August 10, 2016--Bats Global Markets, Inc. (Bats: BATS), a leading global exchange operator and provider of market data and other financial markets services, today reported July data and highlights, including strong market share across all of its markets for the month.
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ERI Scientific Beta Defensive Strategies: Bringing Diversification to, and Going Beyond, Traditional Approaches
August 8, 2016--While defensive strategies are designed to lower exposure to market risk so as to provide relative downside protection in bear markets, they have also returned sterling risk-adjusted performance over the long term, challenging the Capital Asset Pricing Model's central prediction of a linear relationship between market risk and return.
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ETF Securities Weekly Flows Analysis-Long oil ETP inflows at a 17 month year high
August 8, 2016--Investors injected US$113mn into long oil ETPs suggesting they expect current price weakness to be temporary.
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Commodities attract biggest bets since 2009
August 5, 2016--New money combined with rising prices push total commodity assets under management to $235bn.
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Europe's investment banks sharply underperform US rivals
August 5, 2016--Second-quarter results continue a trend that has seen the Americans strengthen their dominance.
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Infographic-How Fintech is Digitally Disrupting the Financial World
August 3, 2016--The market for fintech, or financial technology software, was one of the hottest sectors in 2015.
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Gold near 2016 high on haven demand
August 3, 2016--Exchange traded funds' holdings of bullion at highest level since July 2013
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World Gold Council-Market Update: Failed monetary policies lift gold
August 3, 2016--Gold has outperformed most asset classes
Analysts are scrambling to increase their gold price forecasts, as the gold price continues to rise, outperforming all major asset classes.
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STOXX-Pulse Online-Thematic Investing: Capturing the Big Changes
August 3, 2016--Thematic investing is a relatively new development in modern portfolio management. It has gained momentum in recent years in line with the disruptive power of innovation and emerging macroeconomic trends that are shaping the world at a pace augmented by the mass economy, technology and globalization.
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State Street To Shutter 12 ETFs
August 3, 2016--State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), the third-largest U.S. issuer of exchange-traded funds, said it is closing 12 of its ETFs.
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Assets invested in Smart Beta ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high of 429 billion US dollars at the end of June 2016
August 3, 2016--ETFGI, the leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, today reported assets invested in smart beta ETFs/ETPs listed in globally reached a new record high US$429 billion at the end of June 2016, according to data from ETFGI's June 2016 global smart beta ETF and ETP industry insights report.
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WisdomTree-Back In Vogue: Why A 'Total China' Approach With Quality Tilt Is The Way Forward
August 3, 2016--Chinese equities should be back on investors' radar screens. Why now? Put simply, the country provides a deep value proposition especially when considering the 'Total China' approach
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Bitcoin Plunges, Rebounds After Hackers Steal $65 Million
August 2, 2016--Hong Kong-based Bitfinex halts trading, deposits, withdrawals
Digital currency still down more than 13 percent this week
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Assets invested in active ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high of 38 billion US dollars at the end of June 2016
August 2, 2016--ETFGI, the leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, today reported assets invested in active ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high US$38.19 billion at the end of June 2016, according to data from ETFGI's June 2016 global Active ETF and ETP industry insights report.
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Active asset managers face five years of pain
August 1, 2016--Product outflows, falling fees and the cost of retaining talent will all hit margins at traditional managers, says US consultant Casey Quirk by Deloitte
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Junk bond ETFs drop by most since Brexit
August 1, 2016--Exchange-traded "junk bond" funds on Monday suffered their worst drop since the UK voted to leave the EU, as the main US oil benchmark closed in bear market territory and jitters grew over rising defaults in the energy industry.
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ETF market takes a flyer with mass of niche products
August 1, 2016--"Variety is the spice of life" goes the proverb, one that some exchange-traded fund providers are testing to breaking point.
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Blockchain: what it is, how it really can change the world
August 1, 2016--Blockchain-the technology behind the bitcoin digital currency- is a decentralized public ledger of transactions that no one person or company owns or controls. Instead, every user can access the entire blockchain, and every transfer of funds from one account to another is recorded in a secure and verifiable form by using mathematical techniques borrowed from cryptography.
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S&P Dow Jones Indices: Index Dashboard: Dispersion, Volatility & Correlation July 2016
August 1, 2016--The global panic over "Brexit" has attenuated just as quickly as it arose. Dispersion, volatility and correlation in nearly all of our markets plunged back to relatively low levels in July.
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ETF Securities Weekly Flows Analysis-The slightly hawkish FOMC statement failed to curb investors' appetite for gold
August 1, 2016--Gold inflows suggest investors continue to hedge against uncertainties ahead.
Global equity ETPs attracted US$33mn. Inflows dominated by thematic ETPs related to robotics.
The Bank of Japan easing measures fell short of expectations, boosting long JPY exposures.
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DECPG Global Weekly -July 29, 2016
July 29, 2016--TAKING STOCK
U.S. preliminary Q2 GDP growth was weaker than expected; Fed left interest rates unchanged in July
Euro Area GDP growth slowed in Q2; inflation edged up
Bank of Japan announced a modest increase in stimulus, kept interest rates unchanged
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Rupee Joins Bonds Rallying Most Since 2013 as India Inflows Jump
July 29, 2016--Currency advances in July after three months of losses
Local stocks garner the biggest foreign inflows since March
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MUFG Investor Services to Acquire Rydex Fund Services
July 28, 2016--Ropes & Gray advised MUFG Investor Services, the global asset servicing group of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), in its proposed acquisition of Guggenheim Investments' 1940-Act mutual fund administration business, Rydex Fund Services.
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WEF-Survey shows that seldom used financial risk mitigation tools are key to bridge the emerging markets' $1 trillion infrastructure gap
July 28, 2016--The Risk Mitigation Instruments in Infrastructure: Gap Assessment report highlights the effectiveness and use of risk-mitigation instruments in infrastructure
The report shows that current instruments are too complex, lack adequate standardization and are too costly for the private sector to use
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World Economic Forum-Risk-Mitigation Instruments in Infrastructure: Gap Assessment
July 28, 2016--The report, Risk Mitigation Instruments in Infrastructure: Gap Assessment, offers a framework for institutions to assess gaps in the provision of risk-mitigation instruments and to mobilize much-needed long-term infrastructure investment in emerging and developing economies.
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BlackRock's Midyear Outlook
July 27, 2016--Markets are torn between anxiety over the fallout from the UK's Brexit vote and the prospect of a strengthening U.S. economy.
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IMF-New External Assessments Show Larger Imbalances in 2015
July 27, 2016--External imbalances have widened again after narrowing following the global crisis
A more balanced policy mix is needed, with greater reliance on fiscal and structural policies
Collective policy action will be needed if global demand slows further
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Hedge funds see $20.7bn outflows in June
July 26, 2016--Industry endures its longest sequence of quarterly withdrawals since 2009
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BlackRock ETP Landscape: Flows remain resilient post-Brexit
Global ETPs brought in $24.5bn, with equities rebounding to $13.6bn led by smart beta with $7.4bn
Flows held up well amid the market volatility related to the UK's EU referendum, with ETPs enabling investors to efficiently adjust their market exposure
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World Bank Raises 2016 Oil Price Forecast
Oil prices seen higher due to supply disruptions, strong demand in second quarter
July 26, 2016--The World Bank is raising its 2016 forecast for crude oil prices to $43 per barrel from $41 per barrel due to supply outages and robust demand in the second quarter.
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