Emerging market green bond issuance hit $52bn in 2019 - Amundi

China the largest bond issuer

Jenna Brown
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EM green bond issuance made up 3% of total global bonds issued last year
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EM green bond issuance made up 3% of total global bonds issued last year

Emerging market green bond issuance was up 21% in 2019 to $52bn, according to Amundi and IFC research.

The annual Emerging Market Green Bond Report, from Amundi and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, found China was the largest issuer. It said the need for green investments was "crucial". The report found that globally the green bond market outperformed in 2019, with a record issuance volume of £240bn making up 3% of total global bonds issued last year. Emerging market green bond issuance increased by 21% to $52bn, it added, bringing the overall market size to $168bn. The research said issuances "have been driven by greater recognition among both issuers and investors of the ben...

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