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Return of coal a threat to European companies' ESG ratings

By Carolyn Cohn and Christoph Steitz LONDON/FRANKFURT, July 26 (Reuters) - European companies turning to coal as an alternative to Russian gas face a hit to their environmental, social and governance ratings, leaving them scrambling to impress investors still vocal on sustainability. Despite an energy crisis following sanctions on Russia, major European investors say they will not relax their investment principles of reaching net zero targets on greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or earlier.
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EU watchdog tackles insurance policy price differences

LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) - The European Union's insurance watchdog launched a public consultation on Monday to crack down on how insurers unfairly charge customers different prices for the same type of cover. The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) said it was looking in particular at so-called price walking. This practice refers to raising premiums when a policy is being renewed based on an assessment of how much of a hike a consumer would tolerate before shopping ar
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Bridgewater's bearish bets on European stocks jump to $10.5 bln - Bloomberg News

June 23 (Reuters) - Bridgewater Associates has raised its short position on European stocks to $10.5 billion, nearly doubling from the previous week, according to a Bloomberg News report on Thursday, in a sign the hedge fund was increasingly bearish on equities in the continent. Bridgewater disclosed short bets against 28 companies that include individual wagers of more than $500 million against ASML Holding NV ASML.AS , TotalEnergies SE TTFE.PA , Sanofi SASY.PA and SAP SE SAPG.DE , according to
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Bridgewater bets $6.7 billion against European stocks

By Carolina Mandl NEW YORK, June 16 (Reuters) - Bridgewater Associates has placed at least $6.7 billion in bets against European stocks, according to data group Breakout Point, in a sign that the hedge fund firm may be pessimistic about companies on the continent. Using Bridgewater's public disclosures, Breakout Point calculated that the Connecticut-based fund has bet against 21 European companies so far this week, in sectors ranging from finance to energy.
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Bridgewater bets $6.7 billion against European stocks

By Carolina Mandl NEW YORK, June 16 (Reuters) - Bridgewater Associates has placed at least $6.7 billion in bets against European stocks, according to data group Breakout Point, in a sign that the hedge fund firm may be pessimistic about companies on the continent. Using Bridgewater's public disclosures, Breakout Point calculated that the Connecticut-based fund has bet against 21 European companies so far this week, in sectors ranging from finance to energy.
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