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CLIMATE Brief-France seeks to type coalition of ambition, carbon value

PARIS France will revise its domestic targets for cutting greenhouse gases by 2020 and will seek to develop a coalition of nations striving for a international carbon price tag to accelerate a shift toward greener power, French President Hollande said on Saturday.

He was speaking just soon after the sealing of a worldwide accord to limit international warming, which the French leaders of the deal stated sacrificed some ambition in order to get a universal deal.

Hollande, whose presidential term ends in 2017, stated he engaged on behalf of France to revise the nation’s greenhouse gas objectives by 2020 at the latest and to review the quantity of cash it is providing to support the poorest nations adapt to climate modify.

He said he would also seek to function with other nations seeking to lead the fight against international warming.

“I engage with other countries if they want to join us to establish a coalition for a carbon price tag so that investment can be redirected,” Hollande told delegates in Paris.

A binding text, agreed by practically 200 nations, contains loose language on “internationally transferred mitigation outcomes,” which could allow countries to offset their personal emissions by getting emissions credits from other nations.

A political, non-legal component of the Paris Agreement recognizes the importance of “carbon pricing”, but does not require nations to seek to develop it.

(Reporting by Barbara Lewis and Alister Doyle)

Israel’s Netanyahu stresses value of Israel-Russia military cooperation at meeting with Putin

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PARIS Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed the value of Israeli-Russian military cooperation to avert “unnecessary accidents” at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Paris, a Reuters reporter at the talks mentioned.

Putin, likewise, praised the “mechanism of cooperation” which the two sides had established in relation to Russia’s military operations in Syria.

(Reporting by Denis Dyomkin Writing by Alexander Winning Editing by Richard Balmforth)

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Hanergy lender Bank of Jinzhou to value HK IPO near bottom-IFR

HONG KONG Nov 30 Bank of Jinzhou Co Ltd’s initial public offering is set to raise $ 794 million, IFR reported on Monday, with the deal pricing close to the bottom of expectations as investors shunned the lender even after it halved its exposure to the parent of troubled solar gear maker Hanergy Thin Film Energy Group Ltd.

The bank intends to sell 1.two billion new shares and a group of 11 shareholders another 120 million current shares at HK$ four.66 each, added IFR, a Thomson Reuters publication, citing sources familiar with the deal. The price is equivalent to a 1st half 2015 cost-to-book ratio of 1.01 instances, IFR said.

The IPO had been marketed in an indicative range of HK$ four.64 to HK$ five.54.

Bank of Jinzhou’s exposure to Hanergy came through investments in debt instruments and securities classified as receivables that totaled 9.46 billion yuan ($ 1.5 billion) at the finish of June, according to its IPO filing. But in August it slashed it by 50 percent to 4.69 billion yuan by means of a number of diverse transactions. ($ 1 = 6.3981 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Elzio Barreto, editing by Louise Heavens)

Supermarket value war squeezes small supplier profit margins by a third

Smaller sized suppliers with turnover beneath £25m are losing out. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Pictures

Small UK meals suppliers and farmers are coming beneath growing stress from Britain’s supermarket value war, with their profit margins reduce by far more than a third even though those at bigger competitors have widened, according to research.

Commercial lawyers EMW mentioned small suppliers with an annual turnover below £25m lacked the negotiating power of large rivals and as a result, their profit margins fell last year from three.5% to 2.1%. By contrast, at the biggest meals businesses, whose turnover tops £1bn, margins improved from five.2% to five.4%final year.

Connected: Supermarket price war requires toll on UK meals suppliers

A lot of farmers and other meals suppliers are battling for survival. A study earlier this year discovered that the quantity of those strugging to keep afloat had leapt by a lot more than 50%, with more than 1,600 growers and suppliers in “significant” financial distress in the three months to the end of June, according to the insolvency specialists Begbies Traynor.

Sebastian Calnan, a consultant at EMW, stated: “Smaller suppliers are 1 of the primary casualties of the supermarket price tag war. These SMEs [tiny to medium enterprises] tend to have a smaller sized number of contracts, so uncover themselves in an impossible position when they come to the negotiating table.

“Larger suppliers frequently really feel far more confident about pushing back against the supermarkets due to the fact they have a stronger market place position and greater demand for their items. SMEs are typically also afraid of losing what might be their most significant contract, so there is typically substantial pressure from the supermarkets on smaller sized suppliers to accept contracts with unfavourable terms.”

Britain’s big 4 supermarkets – Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons – have slashed rates on thousands of goods in a battle for consumers with the discount chains Aldi and Lidl, whose combined marketplace share passed ten% in the most current snapshot of grocery sales.

Related: Aldi and Lidl continue to march ahead of huge 4 rivals

Several supermarkets and large retailers are reliant on “commercial income” – income received from suppliers to stock certain items – to boost earnings. Usually this indicates that a supplier pays rebates to the retailer based on the quantity of a item that has been sold.

Calnan stated: “Many suppliers do not feel they are in a position to resist the supermarkets’ demands for rebates. Presently, the partnership among supermarkets and their smaller suppliers is not as equitable as it must be. In several situations, there is the perverse predicament exactly where the more well-known a item is with buyers, the much more income the supplier has to return to the supermarket.”

The latest figures from Britain’s grocery market watchdog, the Groceries Code Adjudicator, suggest there has been a fall in the number of suppliers reporting problems with supermarkets, but this does not appear to have improved the fortunes of the smaller finish of the sector.

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