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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Source: World Bank

Global ETP News
Basel III monitoring results published by the Basel Committee
March 3, 2015--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.
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Average daily volume of 7.6 million contracts at Eurex Group in February
March 2, 2015--An average daily volume of 7.6 million contracts (February 2014: 7.9 million) were recorded at the international derivatives markets of Eurex Group in February 2015. Of those, 5.8 million were Eurex Exchange contracts (February 2014: 5.4 million), and 1.8 million contracts (February 2014: 2.6 million) were traded at the U.S.-based International Securities Exchange (ISE).
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DECPG Global Weekly-February 27, 2015
February 27, 2015--Developing-country equities rallied. Developing-country stocks are heading for their highest level since November, as signs of de-escalation in the Ukraine crisis and growing speculation about China's additional monetary easing boosted investors' risk appetite.
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What's in a global mining ETF?
February 26, 2015--What are you buying in a mining ETF like iShares MSCI Global Metals & Mining Producers ETF?
Here, above all, you're getting the diversified miners.
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ETF Group Ringing Exchange Bells Around World To Honor International Women's Day
February 26, 2015--A group that aims to further women's careers in the exchange-traded fund industry will be ringing the bells at eight exchanges around the world in March.
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WEF-Seven Ways Geo-economics is Changing the Global Economy
February 26, 2015--The world is witnessing a rise in geo-economics, where the main global battlefield is economic rather than military. And with sanctions, competing trade regimes, currency and price manipulation increasingly taking the place of conventional warfare, the implication of these forces could be an unravelling of the global economy, a new report by the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Geo-economics finds.
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IOSCO Reviews Implementation of Financial Benchmark Principles
February 25, 2015--The International Organization of Securities Commission (IOSCO) today published the Review of the Implementation of IOSCO's Principles for Financial Benchmarks.
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Report: Mitigating Political & Regulatory Risk for Successful Infrastructure Projects
February 25, 2015--The world's huge infrastructure demand cannot be met by the public sector alone; private investors and operators are needed, but they worry about political and regulatory risk.
Today, political and regulatory risk takes many forms-from community protests to tightened regulations and corruption-and is relevant in both developing and industrialized countries.
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IOSCO Report Compares, Analyses Prudential Standards in the Securities Sector
January 24, 2014--The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published today the final report A Comparison and Analysis of Prudential Standards in the Securities Sector, which makes a high level comparative analysis of the key prudential/capital frameworks for securities firms.
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The African Development Bank and Bloomberg launch African Bond Index
February 24, 2015--Following the announcement of the collaboration between Bloomberg and the African Development Bank (AfDB) in December, Bloomberg and the AfDB through the African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI) have launched the AFMISM Bloomberg(R) African Bond Index (ABABI), a new family of African bond indices.
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STOXX Changes Composition Of Benchmark Indices
Results Of The First Regular Quarterly Review To Be Effective Mar. 23, 2015
February 24, 2015--STOXX Limited, the market-moving provider of innovative, tradable and global index concepts, today announced the new composition of the STOXX Benchmarks and their sub and sector indices, among them the STOXX Europe 600 Index, STOXX North America 600 Index and STOXX Asia/Pacific 600 Index.
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ETF Securities Research-Precious Metals Weekly-The Fed Reduces Misfire Risk and Gold Declines
February 23, 2015--Gold returns to widely watched US$1,200/oz. support on new stock market highs. Despite an improving foundation on the back of dovish FOMC minutes, precious metals (PMs) declined last week as a Greek debt deal reduced alternative asset demand. Record highs in the S&P 500 appeared to resume the "all that matters" attention drain to the detriment of the PMs.
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IMF Working paper-Private Sector Deleveraging and Growth Following Busts
February 23, 2015--Summary: Balance sheet recessions have been a drag on activity after the Global Financial Crisis, underscoring the important role of balance sheet adjustment for resuming sustained growth. In this paper we examine private sector deleveraging experiences across 36 advanced and emerging economies countries since 1960.
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DECPG Global Weekly-February 20, 2015
February 20, 2015--Taking Stock
Eurozone finance ministers reached an agreement to extend Greece's financial bailout by four months. Greece and its Eurozone creditors agreed to extend the bailout program for four months, avoiding bankruptcy for Athens.
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At 30, Nasdaq-100 Recognized as Benchmark for Innovation
Growth Companies From Multiple Sectors Diversify Index and Represent the 'New Global Economy'
February 19, 2015--Once considered a pure play on technology stocks, the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX), which celebrated its 30th anniversary on January 31, 2015, has emerged as the de facto benchmark for broad-based innovation,
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Deutsche Boerse sees deal soon with Shanghai Stock Exchange
February 19, 2015--German exchange operator Deutsche Boerse aims to conclude a wide-ranging cooperation agreement with the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) soon, completing a key element to its Asian expansion plans, Deputy CEO Andreas Preuss said.
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DMS-Deciphering Developing Markets-Investors Should Look to Egypt For New Opportunities
February 17, 2015--Much has been written over the last ten months or so about the truly transformational elections that took place in both India and Indonesia.
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ETF Securities Research-Precious Metals Weekly-Silver Steals the Show as the Stock Rally Resumes
February 17, 2015--Silver has been one of the best performing commodities in 2015. If the path of least resistance remains up for stocks in this moderate economic growth, low inflation environment, it also appears to be so for silver.
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FTSE Announces New GDP Weighted Index to Reflect China's Growing Economic Importance
February 17, 2015--New index captures emerging markets, China A-shares and China N-shares
Furthers FTSE's innovation to help participants prepare for the inclusion of China A-shares in global benchmarks
KraneShares launches ETF tracking new FTSE index
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Alpha smarter than beta
But smart beta assets still double in two years
February 16. 2015--Towers Watson's institutional investment clients globally allocated over $8bn to smart beta strategies during 2014, bringing the total exposure to around $40bn (in 550 portfolios) in these strategies, across a range of asset classes.
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Deutsche Bank Should Mull Split, Smith Writes in Financial News
February 16, 2015--Deutsche Bank AG should consider splitting its investment bank from its retail business, Roy Smith and former Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. analyst Brad Hintz wrote in Financial News Monday.
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ETF Portfolio Solutions founder moves to MSCI
February 16, 2015--Founder of ETF Portfolio Solutions Tim Bradbury has announced he is moving to MSCI as its vice president of ETF client coverage in Australia.
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MSCI reclassification offers promise of long-term gain
February 15, 2015--Late in 2014, following their annual review of the Global Industry Classification Standard, index providers MSCI and S&P announced the creation of a real estate sector,
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Japan Exchange CEO eyes takeovers in certain segments-Boersen-Zeitung
February 14, 2015--Tokyo bourse operator Japan Exchange Group Inc (JPX) (8697.T) is considering takeovers in certain areas of its business but is not looking at large cross-border exchange mergers, its chief executive told a German newspaper.
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DECPG Global Weekly-February 13, 2015
February 13, 2015--Taking Stock
EU and Greece failed to find agreement over bailout conditions. Unable to arrive to an agreement over the bailout conditions for Greece, Eurozone finance ministers, along with the heads of the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank, pledged to keep talking in the coming days with the hope of coming up with a plan at their next meeting.
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7 Emerging Market Shifts Investors Must Watch
February 13, 2015--Brown Brothers Harriman points to seven recent developments in developing economies that mark important shifts for investors:
1) The Mexican central bank has taken rate cuts off the table (for now.)
2) Venezuela's modification of the FX regime seems like more of the same.
3) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's popularity fell off a cliff.
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Gold Demand Trends Full Year 2014
February 12, 2015--Executive summary:
This section of the report considers the main themes to have emerged in global gold demand and supply during 2014.
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Warning-Falling (U.S. Treasury) Objects
February 12, 2015--The remarkable collapse in the price of oil-a key global price that has virtually halved in the space of just a few months-has received a lot of attention lately.
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HK's CSOP expanding ETF business to US
February 12, 2015--Hong Kong-based CSOP Asset Management has been busy this year with new fund launches in the territory, where it is actively trying to drum up more retail business in a bid to get more institutional investors interested.
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IMF Working Paper-Asset Bubbles: Re-thinking Policy for the Age of Asset Management
February 11, 2015--Summary: In distilling a vast literature spanning the rational- irrational divide, this paper offers reflections on why asset bubbles continue to threaten economic stability despite financial markets becoming more informationally-efficient, more complete, and more heavily influenced by sophisticated (i.e. presumably rational) institutional investors.
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Moody's negative on SSGA ETF fee cut
February 10, 2015--State Street Global Advisors' decision last week to lower fees on 41 exchange-traded funds is credit negative for the firm and a handful of US ETF providers,
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BlackRock ETP Landscape: Currency-hedged equity surges
February 10, 2015--JANUARY ETP FLOWS HIGHLIGHTED BY STRENGTH FOR NON-U.S. DEVELOPED MARKETS EQUITIES AND FIXED INCOME
Global asset gathering moderated from recent months to $11.6bn, with significant inflows for Europe equity and corporate bonds diverging from heavy redemptions for U.S. large cap and EM equity
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Research: Fixed Income and Commodity ETFs/ETPs Have 3rd Best Month In January
February 9, 2015--ETFGI's new research finds overall net new asset (NNA) flows in January were US$12.2 Bn. Net inflows of US$13.3 Bn into fixed income products and US$5.2 Bn of net inflows of into commodity ETFs/ETPs globally ranked as the third largest months on record for both asset classes while equity ETFs/ETPs suffered net outflows of US$8.0 Bn in January.
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Deutsche Bank-Synthetic Equity & Index Strategy-ETF Annual Review & Outlook-ETF Assets to Pass $3 trillion
February 9, 2015--Report issued on January 26, 2015
Data in this report is as of 31st December 2014
ETF assets up by 17% reaching $2.64 trillion in 2014 driven by record inflows
The global ETF Industry experienced best growth ever pushing AUM to $2.6 trillion by the end of 2014 reaching a new record. The strong 17% growth was mainly attributable to organic sources (i.e. new money inflows) which made up 14.6%, while price appreciation had a much less significant contribution of 2.7%-definitely different from previous years when both components had contributed almost equally to the overall growth.
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ETF Securities Research-Precious Metals Weekly-Is that it for Gold? The Stock Market may be Key
February 9, 2015--Gold nears US$1,200/oz. support as stocks rally and volatility declines. Gold had its brief shining moment near US$1,300/oz. resistance a few weeks ago but has continued to back away, nearing US$1,200/oz. support. Friday's unemployment number for January was indisputably good, but bad for gold.
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Fixed income and commodity ETFs/ETPs globally both have 3rd best month gathering net inflows in January 2015, according to new research by ETFGI
February 9, 2015--ETFGI's new research finds overall net new asset (NNA) flows in January were US$12.2 Bn.
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Analysis: Basel III leverage ratio hits derivatives clearing
February 9, 2015--The introduction of a supplemental leverage ratio will hurt derivatives clearing and have other unintended consequences, industry participants say.
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Global pension fund assets reach new highs
DC assets predicted to overtake DB assets in the next few years
February 9, 2015--Global institutional pension fund assets in the 16 major markets grew by over 6% during 2014 (compared to around 10% in 2013) to reach a new high of US$36 trillion, according to Towers Watson's Global Pension Assets Study released today.
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Banks Prepare to Charge Fees for Trades at Benchmark Currency Rates
February 9, 2015--Some of the world's biggest currency dealers are preparing to charge clients for trades at benchmark rates, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
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BIS publishes indicators of global liquidity and analysis of oil market developments
February 7, 2015--The BIS today released an updated set of indicators of global liquidity, which are intended as measures of the ease of financing in global financial markets.
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DECPG Global Weekly-February 06,2015
February 6, 2015--Taking Stock
Global bond markets recorded strong gains. The global bond markets started the year on a strong note, with Bank of America Merrill Lynch's global bond index posting a record 1.7 percent gain in January.
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ETF 20/20 Trends: Swiss 'Shockolates' & The Eurozone Deflation Threat
February 6, 2015--Key Highlights
Our monthly 'ETF 20/20' report summarizes recent Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) trends in the US, using data from the First Bridge global ETF database.
US ETF assets fell inJan 2015 to $1.984T, due to the combination of a market decline and net outflows in US equities
Preliminary estimates from Eurostat indicate that price declines in the Eurozone accelerated in Jan 2015, raising the likelihood of further monetary stimulus
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SPDR University Weekly Market Report-
February 6, 2015-ECONOMIES: Manufacturing is lackluster around the G7. Employment rises robustly in the US. Unemployment falls in Canada. The Bank of England leaves policy unchanged. Factory orders jump in Germany. Wage inflation appears to be accelerating modestly in Japan. The Reserve Bank of Australia cuts its policy rate.
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FTSE Expands Infrastructure Index Series With Two Capped Indices
February 5, 2015--FTSE Group, the global index provider, has announced the expansion of its established FTSE Infrastructure Index Series with the launch of two capped indices to complement the FTSE Core Infrastructure Indices: FTSE Global Core Infrastructure Capped 50/50 Index and FTSE Developed Core Infrastructure Capped 50/50 Index.
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BIS-Credit risk management across sectors-report released by the Joint Forum
February 5, 2015--Today the Joint Forum released its report Developments in credit risk management across sectors: current practices and recommendations.
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FTSEangle.com: Welcome to Global Indices and Global Insights from FTSE
February 5, 2015--One of the fastest growing areas of passive investing focuses on investment products designed using alternatively weighted and factor exposure indices-sometimes called ?smart beta-that differ in essential ways from traditional capitalization-weighting.
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BATS Global Markets January 2015 Update: Record U.S. Options Market Share of 8.8%; Reports 24.2% European Equities Market Share; Completes Direct Edge Integration
February 4, 2015--BATS Global Markets (BATS) today reported January volume, market share, and monthly highlights including record market share for BATS Options of 8.8% and one of its strongest months on record in European equities with 24.2% market share.
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