9th Jun 2023


Financial markets echo Brexit optimism

The value of the British pound rose by one percent against the dollar and the euro on Tuesday on news that a Brexit deal may be imminent, the Reuters news agency reports. British stocks gained 1.6 percent and the value of British bonds also increased. German and French stocks climbed by a similar amount in Berlin and Paris exchanges and German bonds reached a new two-and-a-half month high.

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EU's proposed ethics body 'toothless', say campaigners

Transparency campaigners say the new ethics body proposed by the European Commission will do little to prevent corruption at the EU institutions. The proposal comes six months after allegations of a Qatari corruption affair involving a former European Parliament vice-president.


The 'BlackRock exemption' has no place in the EU's due diligence directive

With the EU's Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, there's an opportunity to harness the power of investment for truly sustainable activities. But to do this, it must not allow the 'BlackRock exemption' and instead cover institutional investors and asset managers.

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