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
Infographic-The Entire Blockchain Ecosystem in One Visualization
May 30, 2016--The size of the bitcoin market may still be microscopic when contrasted with other global markets, but that hasn't stopped the eight-year-old cryptocurrency, as well as the surrounding blockchain ecosystem, from evolving.
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Infographic-What's Hot (and Not) in Early Stage Tech
May 27, 2016--Using big data to discover what aspiring entrepreneurs are thinking
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BIS-First phase of a global code of conduct for currency markets published
May 26, 206--The first phase of the Global Code of Conduct for the Foreign Exchange Market and principles for adherence to the new standards were released today in New York by the Foreign Exchange Working Group (FXWG).
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Tesla's Rise Has Inspired a Dozen New EV Rivals
May 26, 2016--If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Elon Musk should be blushing.
In addition to the increased competition from big auto manufacturers, there are also now many venture-backed startups that are now kicking tires within the electric vehicle industry.
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Infographic-An Inside Look at the World's Biggest Paper Gold Market
May 24, 2016--Every day, there are a whopping 5,500 tonnes ($212 billion) of gold traded in London, making it the largest wholesale and over-the-counter (OTC) market for gold in the world.
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GDP Growth-First quarter 2016, OECD-OECD GDP growth stable at 0.4% in the first quarter of 2016
May 20, 2016--Growth of real gross domestic product (GDP) in the OECD area was unchanged, at 0.4%, in the first quarter of 2016, but with diverging growth patterns across major economies, according to provisional estimates.
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Digital Technologies Have Spread Rapidly, But Digital Dividends Have Lagged Behind, says New World Bank Report
May 16, 2016--With around 130 million mobile phone subscribers, the digital technologies are spreading rapidly in Bangladesh.
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Infographic-Investor Confidence in Cloud Storage is Sky High
May 19, 2016--Money continued to flow to the cloud storage sector, where a total of 1,800 transactions were made in 2015 for a total value of more than $100 billion.
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Infographic-The Shift to a Cashless Society is Snowballing
May 17, 2016--Love it or hate it, cash is playing an increasingly less important role in society.
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World Bank-Unprepared for a Risky Future
May 16, 2016--Billions of people and trillions of assets at risk
May 16, 2016--A new report is warning that the world is ill-prepared for an increasing rise in disasters, spurred by climate change, rising populations and increasing vulnerability of people in large cities and unregulated housing.
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World Bank-Staying a Step Ahead of a Natural Disaster: Can Innovation and Technology Help?
Impacts from natural disasters are on the rise, posing a growing threat to economies and the lives of millions of people around the world.
Smart investments in preparedness and resilience can keep natural hazards from becoming human catastrophes, but accurate and reliable disaster risk information is needed to make them possible.
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WGC-Thinking of investing in gold?
May 16, 2016--World gold council- Thinking of investing in gold? infographic.
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Increasing Economic Inequality Not Inevitable
May 13, 2016--Since the 1980s, the world has been moving once again to the greatest level of national level income inequalities observed in recorded human history. A study by the Credit Suisse Research Institute suggested that the income share of the rich has increased at the expense of the 'middle class' in most of the world.
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BlackRock Projects Smart Beta ETF Assets Will Reach $1 Trillion Globally by 2020, and $2.4 Trillion by 2025
May 12, 2016--19% annual organic growth driven by minimum volatility, single and multifactor funds
World's largest smart beta ETF provider launches nine new multifactor sector ETFs
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World Gold Council-Gold Demand Trends Q1 2016
May 12, 2016--Gold demand reached 1,290 tonnes Q1 2016, a 21% increase year-on-year, making it the second largest quarter on record. This increase was driven by huge inflows into exchange traded funds (ETFs)-364t-fuelled by concerns around the shifting global economic and financial landscape.
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State Street Global Advisors Strengthens its Global ETF Business
May 11, 2016--Jim Ross Named Chairman of New Global SPDR(R) Business and Industry Veterans Nick Good and Rory Tobin Named Co-Heads
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First ever FinTech bridge established between Britain and Singapore
May 11, 2016--The new FinTech Bridge will help UK FinTech firms and investors access the Asian market and expand to Singapore, as well as attracting Singaporean FinTech companies and investors to the UK.
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ETF inflows slow down during April
May 10, 2016--Investors' appetite for exchange traded funds slowed in April to its slowest pace in more than sixteen months, reflecting economic and political uncertainty.
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IOSCO Issues Report on Impact of Storage and Delivery Infrastructure on
May 9, 2016--The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions today published The Impact of Storage and Delivery Infrastructure on Commodity Derivatives Market Pricing.
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Solactive And BlueStar Launch The Israel Economic Exposure Indexes
Unique Pair of Indexes Track Israel's Domestic-focused and Globally-Oriented Companies
May 9, 2016--Solactive AG and BlueStar Indexes today announced the introduction of a pair of indexes designed to reflect the segmentation of the Israeli economy between globally-oriented firms and companies primarily focused on serving the domestic economy.
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Doing Business 2016-Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency
May 6, 2016--Singapore is first on ease of doing business
Entrepreneurs in 122 economies saw improvements in regulatory framework
Expansion of the areas measured in the dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property and enforcing contracts topics.
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BlackRock ETF Landscape April 2016
May 6, 2016--Summary
Global ETP flows of $11.1bn in April eased from robust March levels, but similar themes persisted, most notably emerging markets and investment grade corporate bonds.
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MCB Capital Markets launches India Sovereign Bond ETF
May 5, 2016--World's first Exchange Traded Fund focused on India's sovereign bonds was launched today by the MCB Capital Markets and will be listed in Mauritius, providing global investors access to the Indian government securities.
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Statement of intention by Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. not to make an offer for London Stock Exchange Group plc
May 4, 2016--The Management Board of Deutsche Börse AG has noted that Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. has today released a statement of intention not to make an offer for London Stock Exchange Group plc.
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World Bank-Climate-Driven Water Scarcity Could Hit Economic Growth by Up to 6 Percent in Some Regions, Says World Bank
May 3, 2016--Water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, could cost some regions up to 6 percent of their GDP, spur migration, and spark conflict, according to a new World Bank report released today.*
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Eurex trading statistics April 2016
Eurex Exchange: ADV 6.1 million contracts /ISE: ADV 2.3 million contracts
May 2, 2016--In April 2016, the international derivatives markets of Eurex, part of Deutsche Börse Group, recorded an average daily volume of 8.4 million contracts (April 2015: 8.3 million).
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Investors may have profited from leaked U.S. data: ECB research paper
May 2, 2016--Investors earned millions of dollars in profits from correctly betting on market moves ahead of sensitive U.S. economic data, suggesting leaks of key indicators, a European Central Bank research paper said on Monday.
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Australian Craig Wright claims to be Bitcoin creator
May 2, 2016--Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright has publicly identified himself as Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.
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OCC Cleared Contract Volume Increased Two Percent In April
Securities Lending Activity Up 46 Percent In April And 44 Percent Year-To-Date-ETF Options Volume Up 13 Percent From 2015
May 2, 2016--OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that cleared contract volume in April was 339,522,257 contracts, up two percent from April 2015 monthly volume of 331,552,965 contracts.
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