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Banks are wary of environmental risks, but a switch to green lending is not inevitable

Some of the world's biggest banks will make it increasingly difficult for companies involved in controversial industries to get funding for future projects. Growing environmental scrutiny is making it harder for lenders to finance polluting industries without suffering a blow to their reputation, but a continued focus on profit means improved lending for green ventures is far from guaranteed.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Sep 2010
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Government minister admits UK in worst recession in 100 years

Gordon Brown's former economic adviser, Ed Balls, has effectively repeated comments made by the Bank of England's deputy governor last October by asserting that the economy is experiencing the worst recession in over a century. While the government may downplay the sentiment, there's no avoiding this reality: unemployment and inflation will ensure a long and painful recovery for the UK.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Feb 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

Italian banking: Fazio's fall could bring overdue reform

Alleged to have unfairly favored Banca Popolare Italiana in the fight for domestic lender Antonveneta, Bank of Italy governor Antonio Fazio is facing questions from magistrates investigating him for abuse of office. Although the charges are yet to be brought, the event symbolizes the Italian government's overdue acceptance that its banking sector needs to fall in line with the rest of Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Oct 2005

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