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“NBAD launches first Green Bond in the Middle East” – National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) – March 30, 2017

On March 30, 2017 the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) announced that it successfully priced its debut $587 million five-year green bond due March 30, 2022.  The bonds will be listed on the London Stock Exchange. Stephen Jordan, Group Treasurer of NBAD, said: “This is another landmark transaction for NBAD and the first ever […]

“Apparel sector progress too slow in Bangladesh, says EU” – Innovation Forum – March 30, 2017

On March 30, 2017 the editorial team at Innovation Forum predicted that “(t)rading preferences with Europe will be scrapped unless Bangladesh implements ILO-recommended factory worker rights.” According to the editorial, “(t)he European commission says that it is essential Bangladesh implements recommendations made by an International Labour Organisation committee in 2016, or risk being shut out […]