CGA Monthly Bulletin (Aug 2018)

Date: CGA Monthly Bulletin (Aug 2018)
This year, ChinaGoAbroad (CGA) will again be collaborating with the China Overseas Development Association (CODA) to organize certain forums for the 10th China Overseas Investment Fair (COIFAIR ), specifically the following :
China-Latin America Investment Cooperation
China-Europe Investment Cooperation
China-Africa Investment Cooperation
China-UK Investment Cooperation
China Railway Express International Cooperation Forum
For detailed information, please contact events@chinagoabroad.com
About COIFAIR:
Co-founded in 2009 by the China Development Bank and supported by the NDRC.
This year’s event will feature various seminars with different topics and exhibition booths of national investment agencies and corporates.
A must-attend event for foreign government agency representatives and businesses interested in or involved with Chinese outbound investment (over 5,000 attendees each year since 2009).
Please click here for more information and registration.
Featured Events
The Global Borrowers & Investors Forum – Asia
6 Sept (Singapore)
The annual Global Borrowers and Investors Summit – Asia Pacific returns this September to close off 2018 and give its 500+ participants a head start on planning and execution for 2019.
Our revamped agenda will explore the hottest issues facing specific markets throughout Asia Pacific, as well a deep dive into the specifics of green bonds, high yield bonds and project bonds. For issuers and investors around the region, and further abroad, this is a first class opportunity to maximize your time out of the office amongst an exceptional network of peers, partners and prospects.
Key discussion will focus on::
Project bonds – finally a reality?
Japanese credits – diversifying the investor base
High yield bonds – what price success?
Developing Asia's bond market – Local issuers, global investors
Socially responsible investing – the rise of an asset class
Belt and Road – will it fundamentally change Asia's bond market?
The outlook for securitization in Asia Pacific
Here’s what past delegates have had to say about this event:
'Fantastic conference in Singapore with a strong line-up of speakers. Look forward to the next edition in Singapore again!'
— —Treasury Director, Singapore Technologies Telemedia
‘Well-organised with great speakers and content.’
— —Investment Director, Teneo Advisors
'A great event to learn from experts who are willing to share the latest insights on the global financing market status, new ideas, and future trends'
— —Managing Partner, Emtac International
'Good insightful and informative event not to be missed for investors.'
— —Chief Operating Officer, Difinitcap Ventures
Please click here for more information and RSVP at rsvp@euromoneyasia.com with promotional code “CGA”.
Asia Sustainable & Responsible Capital Market Forum 2018
26 Sept (Hong Kong)
The need for sustainable finance in Asia is vast. Globally, economic development and urbanisation between now and 2030 will require huge investment – estimated at $89tn. A huge proportion of this investment work is going to be done in Asia, which has many of the world's biggest and fastest growing economies.
It is vital therefore that sustainability considerations become central to the region's capital markets. That process has begun. Asian companies' sustainability ratings have begun to rise, showing that CEOs in the region are paying more attention. But there is still much to be done.
Euromoney's Asia Sustainable & Responsible Capital Markets Forum 2018 is our newest event, bringing together experts from across the Asia Pacific region, and from Europe and North America, to grapple with the questions of how to accelerate the greening of Asia's capital markets.
Key topics will focus on:
The revitalization of Northeast China: Economic and Investment Opportunities
Shenyang in Focus: Bridging the gap with National Strategy
The future of Intelligent Manufacturing in Northeast China and the pivotal role of Shenyang
How is innovation changing businesses: New industries and future trends
Fintech trends in China and the opportunities and challenges ahead
FDI and Chinese ODI in China’s New Normal
How to make your business a success in Shenyang
Please click here for more information and RSVP at rsvp@euromoneyasia.com with promotional code “CGA”.
Sino-Swiss Economic Forum 2018
6 Sept (Beijing)
On the occasion of the official visit of Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann in the company of a mixed economic delegation, SwissCham Beijing, in association with the Embassy of Switzerland in the People's Republic of China, is delighted to announce the 5th edition of the Sino-Swiss Economic Forum 2018 [SSEF 2018].
The SSEF 2018 will focus on free trade by concentrating on more specific topics. More than three years since the enactment of the Free Trade Agreement between Switzerland and China (FTA), trade flows between the two countries have been growing robustly. The number of companies making use of the FTA is increasing, but so do the complaints and the demand for improvements in the execution of the FTA.
For more information and registration, please click here.
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Content Highlights
EY Europe Attractiveness Survey: Game changers of 2018
Ernst & Young
Foreign direct investment (FDI) is part of Europe's economic lifeblood.
EY's Europe attractiveness survey has been tracking these investment decisions since 2000. Investors' strong enthusiasm for Europe comes against a backdrop of accelerating growth in both developed and emerging markets, and recovering global trade flows.
The accelerating pace of growth in projects recorded over the past three years (averaging annual growth of 15%) has markedly slowed (10% between 2016 and 2017). This changing dynamic was influenced by four powerful under-currents, which we think are true game changers.
China Green Bond Market Mid-Year Report 2018
Climate Bonds Initiative
The proportion of green bonds that are not aligned with international green bond definitions has increased, making up 28% of the total green bond issuance from China in the first half of the year. On a very positive note, disclosure seems to be less of an issue compared to 2017, with fewer exclusions due to insufficient information on the use of proceeds.
In this report, we elaborate on the Climate Bonds green bond database screening methodology. The Climate Bonds Initiative screens self-labelled green bonds for inclusion in the CBI Green Bond Database in three steps: (1) identify green-themed, labelled bond; (2) screen the projects or assets for alignment with the Climate Bonds Taxonomy; (3) evaluate the use of proceeds.
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