The EBRD is supporting important infrastructure private public partnerships (PPP) projects in Jordan, with the purchase of an indirect equity stake in Airport international Group (AIG), the concessionaire operating Queen Alia International Airport in Jordan(QAIA).
The EBRD is bringing 35 new compressed natural gas (CNG) buses to Skopje, the capital of FYR Macedonia, in response to the ever-growing demand for cleaner and more sustainable public transport. The new buses will cut CO2 emissions by at least 15 per cent.
If carbon emissions had a market value reflecting how much they cost society, it might completely change the way people priced their businesses.
The EBRD continues its leading role in green financing and devoted 36 per cent of its total investments in 2018 to the green economy. The Bank is well on the way to meeting a target of dedicating a 40 percent share of investments to the green economy by 2020.
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“Going into 2019 we can see a number of challenges, some of them global, others structural. The former we will have to find shelter from, the latter we will have to address. In both cases the EBRD is here to provide support and assistance.”
Power supply in south Uzbekistan will be significantly improved thanks to the construction of the additional generation capacity at existing Talimarjan power plant (TPP) with the help of a up to US$ 240 million sovereign loan provided by the EBRD to JSC Uzbekenergo. The project will be the largest EBRD investment in Uzbekistan to date.
Industrial customers across Ukraine and the European Union (EU) will have access to a wider range of oversized cargo transport services following an EBRD-supported upgrade to the transport fleet of haulier Negabarit-Service LLC.
The EBRD Sustainable Infrastructure Advisory (SIA) and the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Belarus (the MoTC) are inviting guests to the M-10 Highway PPP – Investor Road Show. The event will be held in London on the 16th of January 2019.
The EBRD Board of Directors today approved a new energy sector strategy that targets the creation of an energy sector which delivers clean, secure and affordable energy for all. The strategy for the next five years emphasises the scaling-up of investment in renewables, supporting the integration of energy systems, promoting the switch to cleaner and more resilient energy sources and facilitating electrification as a means to clean the economies where the Bank invests, which include some of the least energy-efficient and most polluting economies and cities in the world.
Strengthening trade from and within Lebanon, the EBRD is providing a US$ 75 million trade finance line to Bank Audi, the largest commercial bank in Lebanon and one of the leading regional banks. By joining the EBRD’s Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP), Bank Audi will become the third issuing bank in Lebanon.
Hundreds of small enterprises in Belarus will benefit from loans with longer maturities provided by Belinvestbank OJSC thanks to new resources made available through a syndicated loan arranged by the EBRD.
Speech by Pierre Heilbronn, EBRD Vice President Policy and Partnerships, at the Croatian National Bank during the event “New EU covered bonds framework – what is in it for Croatia?”.
Joint EBRD-HNB conference in Zagreb discussed opportunities for investors in a changing European legislative landscape.Covered bonds are an increasingly important instrument to build local capital markets in countries where the EBRD operates, the Bank’s Vice President, Pierre Heilbronn, said in Zagreb today. A covered bond is a debt security issued by banks that is backed by a portfolio of mortgages.
The population of Oskemen in East Kazakhstan will benefit from the introduction of modern energy efficient diesel buses, which will partially replace the city’s ageing public transport fleet with the help of an EBRD loan.
The EBRD has acquired a 6.25 per cent stake in Nova Ljubljanska banka d.d. (NLB), Slovenia’s largest bank. The acquisition was made in the first phase of NLB’s privatisation during which the government of Slovenia sold 59.1 per cent of the bank in a public offering of shares.
An investment programme by rail transport company Ukraine Railways (UZ) is to receive a major boost in the form of a US$ 150 million senior loan from the EBRD. The loan will be used to acquire up to 6,500 general purpose open freight gondola-type wagons through an open international tender.
The private residential and building sector in Albania will benefit from wider access to finance thanks to a €6 million loan that the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing to Albania’s Union Bank.
The event will be opened by CNB’s Boris Vujčić, Governor, EBRD’s Pierre Heilbronn, Vice President, Policy. With the aim to examine the topic holisticallly, panelists and speakers representing a broad range of market participants will participate in the event, including from Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank Deutschland; Moody’s; PKO Bank Hipoteczny (PKO BH); Slovenská sporiteľňa (SLSP) and EBRD Zagreb.