Archive | Source: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Press release: EBRD green financing hits 36 percent of total investments in 2018

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.

Press release: Central and Eastern Europe – taking the next step

“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.”

Press Release: EBRD invests in modern power generation in Uzbekistan

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.

Press Release: EBRD puts decarbonisation at centre of new energy sector strategy

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.

Press Release: EBRD supports trade in Lebanon

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.

Press release: EBRD to take local capital market development to the next level

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Press release: Covered bonds to stimulate Croatia’s capital market

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.

Press Release: EBRD helps acquire new rolling stock for Oskemen

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.

Press Release: EBRD helps acquire new rolling stock for Ukraine Railways

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.

Event: EBRD forum in Beijing to promote investment in Central Asia (Beijing, 14 November 2018)

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Press release: EBRD lends €6 million to Union Bank to boost green energy investments in Albania

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.

Event: New EU covered bonds framework – what is in it for Croatia? (Zagreb, 20 November 2018)

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.

Press release: EBRD becomes shareholder in Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas

The EBRD is becoming a shareholder in Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas S.A. with an investment of PLN 430 million corresponding to a stake of about 4.5 per cent. The engagement takes place in the context of the completion of BGŻ BNP Paribas’ acquisition of the core assets of Raiffeisen Bank Polska S.A. as announced in April 2018.

Press Release: Russia growth seen holding steady at 1.5 per cent in 2018-19, EBRD says

Economic growth in Russia is expected to hold steady at 1.5 per cent this year and into 2019 as the positive impact of higher oil prices is offset by the negative economic consequences of sanctions imposed by the United States of America and the European Union (EU), said the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Press Release: No-deal Brexit would hit south-eastern European economies hardest among EBRD regions

A departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU) with no agreements on trade and investments – a no-deal Brexit – would hit south-eastern European countries hardest among the emerging economies where the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invests.

Press Release: Tourism rebound bolsters economies in southern and eastern Mediterranean, EBRD says

Economic growth in the southern and eastern Mediterranean will continue to pick up speed this year, with most countries in the region enjoying their best tourism season since 2010, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said.

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