2021-10-14

Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is issuing SGD1bn (USD741m) in multicurrency bonds to support its sustainability goals, as reported by The Straits Times on October 11. The sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) will be issued under a medium term note (MTN) program arranged by the Oversea-Chinese Banking...

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will increase its climate financing goals by USD20bn to a new target of USD100bn for the 2019-2030 period, as reported by Reuters on October 12. The USD20bn added to the goal will be directed to developing low-carbon energy sources, climate...

Australia’s Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has sued the country’s largest bank Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CommBank) [CBA:AU] and its subsidiary for underpaying 7,425 workers, as reported by Australian Financial Review on October 11. FWO launched an investigation into CommBank in 2019 after the bank self-reported...

Japan’s Nissan Motor [7201:JP] on October 8 announced that the company will switch to all-electric facilities and use environmentally friendly energy sources at its global factories by 2050, as reported by Nikkei Asia on October 9. The potential environmentally friendly power in considerations includes wind,...

China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) fined food delivery giant Meituan [3690:HK] RMB3.44bn (USD533m) for its monopolistic tactic after a six-month investigation, as reported by Caixin on October 8. The fine accounts for 3% of Meituan’s 2020 domestic revenues, which was RMB114.7bn (USD17.8bn). The...

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