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German Private Equity Q1 2017: Fundraising climate reached new peak

German Private Equity Barometer for Q1 2017 shows diverging momentum in the sub-markets: early-stage investors were more upbeat while later-stage investors were more subdued Fundraising climate reached new peak Extreme differences in demand: venture capital on record high while later-stage … Read the full press release

LLOYDS BANK PMI: Business activity in April grew at its fastest rate across England in 2017 so far

Business activity growth gains momentum for second month running Job creation revives as  new orders surge Businesses raise prices charged at fastest rate in nearly nine years West Midlands is top-performing region, recording fastest growth in output and employment LONDON, … Read the full press release

European Banking Federation (EBF) held its Executive Committee and Board meetings in the Central Bank of Malta

VALLETTA, Malta, 09-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Central Bank of Malta hosted members of the European Banking Federation (EBF) which held its Executive Committee and Board meetings in Malta on the 4th and 5th May 2017. Dr Mario Vella, Governor and … Read the full press release

Central Bank of Malta signs 2016-2019 collective agreement with Union Ħaddiema Bank Ċentrali (UHBC)

VALLETTA, Malta, 09-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Central Bank of Malta and the Union Ħaddiema Bank Ċentrali (UHBC), representing the Bank’s clerical and executive employees, have today signed a collective agreement covering the period 2016 to 2019. The agreement aims to … Read the full press release

Austria’s number one tennis player Dominic Thiem presented as new brand ambassador of UniCredit Bank Austria

The shooting star of the tennis world and top 10 ATP player perfectly embodies next generation banking at UniCredit Bank Austria Austria’s number one tennis player with international mass appeal is a long-standing loyal customer and has been relying on … Read the full press release

Twenty food and agri start-ups to pitch at Rabobank’s pitch competition-meets-networking event FoodBytes!

UTRECHT, 08-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Twenty start-ups from across the global food and agriculture industries are gearing up to pitch at Rabobank’s pitch competition-meets-networking event FoodBytes! “F&A Next’s previous winners have gone on to enjoy success, like Phenospex, which is … Read the full press release

KfW-ifo SME Barometer: the business climate in Germany during April at the record level of 24.9 balance points

Improved business situation and expectations drive SME business climate to record level Large enterprises are much more satisfied with their present business situation but less optimistic Economic outlook for Germany continues to brighten Frankfurt am Main, 05-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Applications now accepted for this year’s “Start-up champions” KfW award

Application phase runs until 1 August 2017 Companies founded as of 2012 can submit applications online Awards will be presented to one company from each of the German federal states and to one national winner A special prize and a … Read the full press release

ABLV Bank the primary sponsor of Riga Shipping Gala Dinner

RIGA, 05-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 27 April 2017, an event for shipowners and representatives of companies operating in shipping sector – Riga Shipping Dinner 2017 – took place for the second time. The event was aimed at establishing and maintaining … Read the full press release

ABN AMRO Transportation to finance the installation of Ballast Water Treatment system on several vessels for Danish Celsius Shipping

AMSTERDAM, 05-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABN AMRO Transportation has successfully concluded the world’s first financing for the installation of a Ballast Water Treatment system on several vessels for its Danish client, Celsius Shipping. As per 8 September 2017, the IMO Ballast … Read the full press release

ABN AMRO’s office in Eindhoven will deploy BMW i3 cars to achieve full CO2-neutrality by 2020

AMSTERDAM, 05-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Starting 1 May, ABN AMRO’s office in Eindhoven will deploy BMW i3 cars in pursuit of its ambition to achieve full CO2-neutrality by 2020. The bank has formed a partnership with Amber, a startup company that … Read the full press release

Gemalto opens new banking card personalization center in Dubai

New card personalization center will enable region’s banks to offer enhanced and highly responsive customer service One-stop solution for EMV card personalization, fulfilment and associated services Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank is first to benefit from Gemalto’s fully integrated and tailored … Read the full press release

NatWest increases support for Great British Entrepreneur Awards

EDINBURGH, 27-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Now in its fifth year, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards have celebrated some outstanding entrepreneurs who have gone on to become household names. With increased support from NatWest, the organisers have been able to extend the … Read the full press release

Barclays study: UK population is offer-phobic

The average Brit is offer-phobic, missing out on £520 from ignoring offered deals Barclays sends fleet of coffee vans around the UK, but there’s a twist… The vans will hand out breakfast and £7 to commuters across the UK LONDON, … Read the full press release

EBRD loans EUR150 million to Turkey’s carmaker Ford Otosan

New €150 million loan to Turkey’s top carmaker LONDON, 26-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In a new boost to the Turkish automotive industry, the EBRD is providing a €150 million loan to Ford Otomotiv Sanayi A.Ş., (Ford Otosan) to finance improvements to … Read the full press release

Integrating Eastern Europe’s Regional Gas Markets discussion at the EBRD 2017 Annual Meeting and Business Forum

Gas markets underline the importance of integration LONDON, 26-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Integration is one of the qualities of a successful modern economy as defined by the EBRD in its new transition concept.  But why is it better to be integrated … Read the full press release

EBRD, PE firm Actera, Esas Holding acquire majority stake in Turkish producer of flexible packaging Korozo Ambalaj

New shareholders aim to develop business into a leading European player LONDON, 26-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD, Actera – the leading private equity investor in Turkey – and Esas Holding – a venture capital firm established by the Sabanci family … Read the full press release

Business Lending in Germany Rise by 2.6%

New business loans up 2.6% in fourth quarter of 2016 Increase driven by the expectation of rising borrowing costs, but businesses remain reluctant to invest KfW Research expects business lending to continue rising moderately in the first half of 2017 … Read the full press release

EBRD buys 9.48 per cent stake in real estate investment trust company Griffin Premium RE..

Investment vehicle expected to be listed on Warsaw Stock Exchange on 13 April LONDON, 13-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD has become a shareholder in Griffin Premium RE..N.V, a company structured as a real estate investment trust ( REIT) and operating … Read the full press release

EBRD and Bulgaria’s Société Générale Expressbank AD join forces under a risk-sharing agreement

LONDON, 13-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Strengthening the competitiveness of Bulgarian companies through improved access to finance, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Bulgaria’s Société Générale Expressbank AD (SGEB) are joining forces under a risk-sharing agreement. The Risk Sharing … Read the full press release

EBRD names Irina Kravchenko as new Head of its operations in Mongolia

LONDON, 11-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD has appointed Irina Kravchenko as the new Head of the Bank’s operations in Mongolia. She will be based in Ulaanbaatar, the country’s capital city. Ms Kravchenko’s arrival has coincided with Ulaanbaatar joining the EBRD’s … Read the full press release

pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank to finance investment projects in the Basque Country

New transaction with the Basque Country (“Euskadi”) pbb provides €100 million financing for major public investments MUNICH, 10-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, the specialist public investment and real estate lender, has provided a €100 million long term loan … Read the full press release

KfW funds construction of the largest solar power complex in the world

Breaking ground for the fourth solar power plant in Ouarzazate NOORo I – IV becomes the largest solar power complex in the world Electricity for 1.3 million people Frankfurt am Main, 07-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In the presence of the Moroccan … Read the full press release

Intesa Sanpaolo inaugurates two new offices in Abu Dhabi and Doha

Mauro Micillo, Head of the CIB Division and CEO of Banca IMI: “We are in the Gulf to support the internationalisation of Italian businesses and to consolidate our ties with local and international customers” The overseas network of the CIB … Read the full press release

New funding for pulses and rice producer boosts agribusiness in Turkey

Family business looks to new markets LONDON, 03-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In a new boost to agribusiness in Turkey, the EBRD is providing a €20 million loan to Yayla Agro, a family-owned producer of pulses and rice in Turkey. An ambitious … Read the full press release

EBRD and New Development Bank to maintain continuous working relationship

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and New Development Bank agree on dialogue and cooperation at NDB Annual Meeting in New Delhi LONDON, 03-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The New Development Bank (NDB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) … Read the full press release

KfW IPEX-Bank provides financing to build new and modern logistics centre in Koblenz for REWE

Frankfurt am Main, 28-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Working together with another bank, KfW IPEX-Bank is providing financing to build a new and modern logistics centre for the REWE retail group in Koblenz. The loan of up to EUR 58 million … Read the full press release

MOU To Promote Sustainable Finance in Kenya and Mongolia Signed

The Hague, 22-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Kenya Banking Association (KBA) and the Mongolian Bankers Association (MBA), members of the IFC-supported Sustainable Banking Network (SBN), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to advance environmental and social risk management and sustainable financing practices … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas Strengthens Its Position in European Corporate Banking and Cash Management according to Greenwich Survey

PARIS, 20-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BNP Paribas today announces it has strengthened its existing market-leading position in European large corporate banking and cash management, according to results published today (March 2) by Greenwich Associates. BNP Paribas ranked first place in the following categories: … Read the full press release

HSBC Holdings plc announces the appointment of Mark Tucker as Group Chairman

LONDON, 17-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — HSBC Holdings plc announces the appointment of Mark Tucker as a director and Group Chairman Designate from 1 September 2017. Mr. Tucker will take over as non-executive Group Chairman on 1 October. Mr Tucker is … Read the full press release