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Credit Suisse earmarks more than $300 billion for sustainable finance

LONDON (Reuters) – Credit Suisse plans to provide at least 300 billion Swiss francs ($328.41 billion) in sustainable financing over the next decade in areas such as renewable energy and Green Bonds.

The move is the latest in a string of announcements by banks looking to display their green credentials and capture demand for cash from companies to help a shift to a low-carbon economy. Governments around the world are tightening rules on industry to try to meet the terms of the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

Credit Suisse also said it would cut exposure to the oil and gas sector,

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After $9 Billion Credit Hit, Banks Seek Trade Finance Revamp

(Bloomberg) — When Credit Agricole SA and HSBC Holdings Plc issued a payment guarantee for a $76.5 million fuel purchase from a Singapore trader in March, they unwittingly became the latest victims in a series of trade finance scandals that have led to more than $9 billion in potential losses for global lenders.

At the same time that Hin Leong Trading Pte. was pledging the fuel to back the loan, it allegedly agreed to sell the same cargo to another trader, who sought letters of credit from three banks including Credit Agricole.

This line of credit merry-go-round was among many

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Maaden Phosphate Unit Signs $4.1 Billion Finance Deal

(Bloomberg) —

Saudi Arabian Mining Co.’s phosphate unit signed an accord with a group of lenders to refinance and reschedule $4.1 billion in debt as it seeks to trim interest costs amid a collapse in commodity prices.

Maaden Waad Al Shamal Phosphate Co. will refinance $2.3 billion owed to a syndicate of commercial banks and financial institutions, according to a statement. It will also reschedule $1.8 billion of debt owed to Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and transfer it to the Public Pension Agency.

The refinancing allows the phosphate business to reduce interest expense and pushes back the start of

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Sun Hung Kai, Kwok family sell 30 per cent stake in office space at Hong Kong’s most expensive commercial site to Ping An Life for US$1.45 billion

Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) and its controlling shareholder, the Kwok family, are to sell 30 per cent of the office portion of Hong Kong’s most expensive commercial project.

Ping An Life Insurance will buy the space on top of the West Kowloon high-speed rail station for HK$11.27 billion (US$1.45 billion), SHKP said in a statement on Wednesday evening.

SHKP won the biggest parcel of commercial land ever sold in the city for a record HK$42.23 billion (US$5.4 billion) in November last year.

“Local property firms are unlikely to increase their [borrowing for expansion] in these market conditions, but mainland

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