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 Icon - LGX mini Investors vote LuxSE as Best Exchange at 2017 Green Bond Awards. Thank you!

The award recognises companies that are supporting and nurturing the sustainable growth of the market. The winners “demonstrate their innovative thinking, speed of delivery, quality assurances and transparency”. Shortlisted companies are voted in a secret ballot by an independent panel of judges, comprised of investors from across the globe.

We are proud to have won it! At LuxSE we strongly believe that exchanges –committed to ensuring transparency, offering disclosure and comparability solutions– are in a unique position to support the transition to greener and more inclusive economies. We have the ability to stir the reporting behaviour of listed entities and promote disclosure of in-depth information about the issued instruments.  Exchanges build bridges between green investors and issuers.

In this spirit, in September 2016, we decided to move from words to action and introduced the Luxembourg Green Exchange, or LGX, the world’s first platform that displays exclusively securities that raise proceeds for projects that are fully aligned with the international green taxonomy. The value of securities on LGX have already surpassed EUR 50 billion.

We are grateful that the market has welcomed our initiative and that the Green Bond Awards Jury recognised our efforts – thank you.

And let us make a promise: we will not rest on our laurels!

More about the award.



Icon - LuxSE mini McDonald’s Corporation lists another bond on the Euro MTF market

McDonald’s is offering EUR 500 million floating rate notes under its USD 10 billion programme and lists them on the Euro MTF market. The notes have a floating rate and the interest will be paid on April 5, July 5, October 5 and January 5 of each year, beginning July 5, 2017. The bond matures on April 5, 2019.

Details of the listing.

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Icon - LuxSE mini New compendium of Luxembourg laws and regulations on funds now available

The Luxembourg Stock Exchange, in cooperation with the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI), has today published the second edition of the compendium of Luxembourg laws and regulations on investment funds.

The compendium, which is available in English, French and German, is made up of two separate publications. The first publication covers undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities, while the second publication covers alternative investment funds, including a new section on reserved alternative investment funds.

Access the compendium here

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Icon - LuxSE mini Shenzhen and Luxembourg stock exchanges partner to launch new Green Bond Index Series

The International Institute of Green Finance (IIGF), part of the Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) in Beijing, has partnered with the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) and the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) to launch the CUFE-CNI Green Bond Index Series, the first Chinese Green Bond index to provide synchronous quotes between China and Europe. The new index series will act as a market benchmark and investment tool for Chinese green bonds.

The index series was launched at an event held in Beijing on Monday, attended by LuxSE chief executive Robert Scharfe.

Read more in the official press release.

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Icon - LGX mini Two new Canadian green bonds displayed on LGX

A new green bond issuer has joined the Luxembourg Green Exchange (LGX). The Province of Quebec is the latest issuer to join LGX after it issued a new CAD$ 500 million green bond this week. At least half of the issuance will finance new subway cars. Quebec joins other Canadian issuers on LGX, such as the Province of Ontario and Export Development Canada.

The Province of Ontario also issued a new CAD $800 million green bond that has been approved entry to LGX and listed on our Euro MTF market. The transaction represents the third and largest ever Green Bond offering from the Province of Ontario. The funding will primary support clean transportation, energy efficiency and conservation.

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Icon - LuxSE mini The Luxembourg sovereign lists on the Regulated Market

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg lists its EUR 2 billion bond on our Regulated Market. It's the country's first issuance since 2013 and was oversubscribed 3.5 times. The transaction carries an annual coupon of 0.625%, implying a re-offer yield of 0.740%. The transaction was managed by BCEE, BGL BNP Paribas, BIL, Bank of China, Deutsche Bank and SG CIB.

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is rated Aaa/AAA/AAA with a stable outlook

Read more in the official press release

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Icon - LGX mini  New green bond tranche from EIB

European Investment Bank (EIB), our biggest issuer on LGX by amount issued and second in the number of listings, lists yet another tranche of green bonds. Proceeds from this SEK 3 billion (approx. EUR 315 million) issuance will go to renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. 

Previous issuance from EIB displayed on LGX was less than three months ago.



Icon - LuxSE mini China Construction Bank Europe chooses Euro MTF

China Construction Bank Europe (CCB Europe) listed its EUR 3 billion Medium Term Note programme on the Euro MTF market. The proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes of the bank. It is the first time CCB Europe lists a programme in Luxembourg. China Construction Bank (Europe) S.A. and the guarantor of the programme China Construction Bank Corporation Luxembourg Branch were established in 2013 and are wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Beijing based China Construction Bank Corporation.

The programme was rated “A1” by Moody’s.

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Icon - LGX mini  Enel issues 1st green bond – lists in Luxembourg

Enel, one the world’s leading integrated electricity and gas operators, lists its 1st ever green bond in Luxembourg. The EUR 1.25 billion bond is the biggest ever EUR-denominated corporate issuance displayed on LGX. Raised funds will be dedicated to, among others, renewable energy and smart grid projects. 

Read more in Enel's press release.

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Icon - LGX mini  African Development Bank lists its 5th green bond in Luxembourg

Worth 1.25bn SEK, the bond is already displayed on LGX.

Proceeds from this issuance will be dedicated solely to climate change adaptation and mitigation - as was the case with the other two SEK green bonds by AfDB. More details on the issuance can be found on AfBD’s website.

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Icon - LuxSE miniRévision périodique de l’indice LuxX

Conformément aux règles de gestion de l’indice LuxX, le Comité de Direction de la Bourse de Luxembourg a procédé à la révision de l’indice LuxX (base 1.000 au 4.01.1999).

L’indice LuxX aura la composition suivante à dater du lundi 2 janvier 2017 :


Poids au 02/01/2017*

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Poids au 28/12/2016

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* Estimations sur base des cours de clôture du 28 décembre 2016.

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Icon - LGX mini  Julie Becker becomes member of EU’s Sustainable Finance Group

Julie Becker, member of the Executive Committee of LuxSE, has been appointed member of the European Commission's High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance.

The Group, which will start meeting as of January 2017, comprises 20 policy leaders from civil society, the finance sector and academia. The objective is that the Expert Group provides, by the end of 2017, recommendations for a comprehensive EU strategy on sustainable finance as part of the Capital Markets Union. The Commission will draw on these recommendations to determine how to integrate sustainability considerations into the EU's rules for the financial sector. This marks an important step in the follow-up to the EU's 2030 Agenda for sustainable development as well as the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Commenting on the appointment, Julie Becker said: “I am honoured to be selected to form part of the expert group and would like to congratulate all other appointees. My appointment is the result of remarkable work of the whole LuxSE Green Team and I would like to thank everyone involved for their professionalism and dedication”.

The first meeting of the Expert Group will be held at the Commission's premises in Brussels on 24 and 25 January.

More information can be found in the European Commission’s press release.


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Icon - LGX mini  Première obligation verte souveraine sur LGX

"La Pologne est l'un des principaux émetteurs souverains cotés sur notre Bourse. Nous sommes honorés d’avoir été choisis comme lieu de cotation pour la première obligation verte de la Pologne.

Le Vice-ministre des Finances polonais, Piotr Nowak, a expliqué: "La Bourse de Luxembourg est l'une des plus importantes et innovantes bourses d'obligations internationales en Europe. Le lancement récent de Luxembourg Green Exchange est une démonstration concrète de cette approche ouverte et novatrice, en lien avec les besoins et tendances des marchés financiers. De plus, la cotation à Luxembourg nous a été vivement recommandée par des spécialistes des marchés des capitaux". La République de Pologne cote actuellement à la Bourse de Luxembourg des obligations représentant une valeur de 50 milliards d’euros.

La Bourse de Luxembourg met l'accent sur l’importance de la transparence quant à la traçabilité et à la qualité de l'utilisation des fonds collectés. Le gouvernement polonais s'est ainsi engagé à produire un rapport ex-post détaillé sur l'utilisation réelle des fonds jusqu’à leur allocation totale.

Plus d'informations...


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Icon - LuxSE mini  Migration to Optiq platform - June 2017

We will be soon introducing the new Euronext Optiq platform. This enhanced, multi-market trading platform will replace the Euronext UTP one. We strongly encourage all Data Vendors/ISVs to carefully read the below and attached information. Otherwise, you risk losing your connectivity.

The first lot of modifications will mainly concern the real-time feed and therefore the broadcasted data. There are various benefits of moving to Optiq, in particular: 

  • - Simplified and harmonized message structure (where applicable)
  • - Enhanced binary protocol
  • - FIX 4.2 and FIX 5.0 replaced by FIX 5.0 SP2 for order entry
  • - Refresh and retransmission services replaced by regular multicast snapshot
  • - Change of multicast channels for market data
  • - Optimised feed for all connectivity types
  • - Ensured compliance with the MiFID II regulation

You can start testing it as of now.


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Icon - LGX mini  Brazilian pulp and paper producer joins LGX

Suzano becomes the latest Luxembourg Green Exchange joiner. The Brazilian company is the second largest producer of eucalyptus pulp in the world and leader in the paper market in Latin America. The proceeds raised from the $500 million green bond issuance will be dedicated to sustainable forestry, conservation, water management, energy efficiency and renewable energy.

More details about the issuer.


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Icon - LGX mini  Another green bond from the Spanish Iberdrola

A warm fourth-time welcome to Iberdrola. The Spanish energy leader issued its 4th green bond. The security with a value of €750 million was three times oversubscribed. It was placed on the Euro MTF market, with proceeds earmarked for refinancing wind farm investments in Spain. Iberdrola is now listing all its green bonds in Luxembourg.

You can find more information in the company’s press release

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Icon - LGX mini  NRW.BANK lists its 4th green bond at LuxSE

All NRW.BANK’s green instruments are now displayed on the Luxembourg Green Exchange (LGX), a platform we launched in September. It only displays instruments that are 100% green.

The proceeds from NRW’s 500 million EUR green bond with a maturity of 10 years will be used to fund environmentally friendly water and energy projects in North Rhine-Westphalia – including wind turbine generators, energy efficiency measures, a low carbon transport project, and the renaturation of the river Emscher.

Read more on the green issuance on NRW.Bank’s website.

Learn about our LGX platform from our short video.

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Icon - LuxSE mini  Blockchain and the capital markets

Join us for a discussion about the future of IT solutions. Our CIO Bernard Simon will give a talk at PaperJam's 6x10 event tomorrow, November 16, at 18.30 CET in Luxembourg City about how we incorporate blockchain to our reporting services. Can’t attend? Read our blockchain press release.

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Icon - LGX mini  Good morning from Marrakesh

Off we go to COP22. Meet our Secretary General Maurice Bauer in Marrakesh and discuss the vital role stock exchanges play in the development of green finance. You can tweet him to get in touch @maurice4bauer.

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Icon - LuxSE mini  A strong Capital Markets Union must build on the foundation of a solid debt market. There’s no way around it.

Robert Scharfe conveys a strong message during the opening day of Euro Finance Week in Frankfurt:

“The world economy functions because we have debt markets that function. A strong Capital Markets Union must build on the foundation of a solid debt market. Brexit will be a game-changer, but the international debt market has its home in Europe. We must ensure an attractive regulatory environment for it to prosper. Equity funding for SMEs and infrastructure is peanuts compared to debt funding. That’s why it’s crucial to follow on the development of debt markets.

The Capital Markets Union plan took off 14 months ago, and little concrete has been proposed to revive the necessary eco-system yet. We need to stop with the “ought to’s”, “need to’s”, “should do’s” and start implementing concrete solutions as the ecosystem for equity is not functioning on the global European level. What we lack is action. Is there a solution? Yes! We need to strike a balance between investor protection, simplification of disclosure obligations, cost reduction, and right motivation for researchers and brokers. Tax incentives for long term investments will support the real economy and create new demand for equity. It will also incentivise brokers and the production of research reports. This will boost the market. Everyone will benefit.

A solid, diversified debt market – this is the basis for the Capital Markets Union to materialise. There’s no way around it.”


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  • Apr26

    ALFI Impact Investing Conference


    LuxSE speaker: Maurice Bauer, Secretary General

  • Apr25 26

    EU High-level Export Group on sustainable finance

    Commission Européenne, Bruxelles

    LuxSE Participant: Julie Becker, Member of the Executive Committee 

  • Apr24

    Growing Green Securitisation in Europe

    Roundtable: Can the EU lead the way?

    Brussels, Belgium
    LuxSE participant: Julie Becker, Member of the Executive Committee 
    more information...

  • Apr21 23

    WB/IMF Spring Meeting

    Washington, USA

    LuxSE Participant: Robert Scharfe, CEO

  • Apr05

    Farad Finance Forum

    Chamber of Commerce, Luxembourg

    FSQ sponsor