Monthly Archives: September 2011

Greenhouse gas cutters gain higher returns

Companies in the forefront of reducing their carbon emissions tend to provide higher returns than their peer group, according to the 2011 report by the Carbon Disclosure Project. Companies in the CDP’s Carbon Performance Leadership Index returned 85.7 per cent between January 2005 and May 2011, compared with 42.7 per cent for the 500 companies in the FTSE Global Equity…

EU plans to bring HFT within Mifid scope

The European Union wants to open vertically-integrated exchanges to competition and introduce tougher regulation of high-frequency trading firms as part of a wide range of reforms aimed at shaking up trading in Europe. The draft law proposed by EU’s executive European Commission, and seen by the Financial Times, is part of a review by Brussels of its four-year old markets…