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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

Deutsche Bank’s Supervisory Board nominates Gerhard Eschelbeck and Alexander Schuetz as new members

FRANKFURT, 17-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DE/NYSE: DB) will submit a proposal for the Annual General Meeting on 18 May 2017 for two new members to be elected to the Supervisory Board. Gerhard Eschelbeck is … Read the full press release

MAYKOR-BTE to provide technical support to TKB Bank’s ATM Network

MOSCOW, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BTE (a subsidiary of MAYKOR), which specializes in servicing banking equipment, won the tender for technical support of TKB Bank’s fleet of ATMs. The scope of the contract covers 60 regions in Russia. According to the … Read the full press release

EBRD gives an overview of its climate resilience investment activities

LONDON, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The world is changing – 2016 was the hottest year on record, setting a new high for the third year in a row. In the same year, carbon dioxide levels officially passed the symbolic 400 ppm … Read the full press release

EBRD supports DIY retail chain OMA to open up to nine new stores across Belarus by the end of 2019

Project to promote cross-border cooperation and business expansion LONDON, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Belarusian customers will benefit from the expansion of the leading domestic DIY retail chain OMA supported by the EBRD. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is … Read the full press release

EBRD celebrates four years of its Advice for Small Business programme in Jordan

ASB programme has provided support and advice to 191 SMEs in the country. LONDON, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD is celebrating four years of support for small businesses in Jordan under the Bank’s Advice for Small Business programme funded by … Read the full press release

EBRD on talks with Uzbekistan government on ways of increasing its engagement in the country

Discussions with government on ways to increase EBRD engagement in the country LONDON, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — An EBRD delegation, headed by President Suma Chakrabarti, will visit Uzbekistan on 15-17 March 2017. The visit will include high-level meetings with the authorities … Read the full press release

Allied Irish Banks (AIB) sets new targets for gender representation and other family-friendly policies

Sets targets to have 40% women represented at management level Announces two weeks’ paid paternity leave Launches Mind the Gap initiative for women on maternity leave DUBLIN, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AIB today announced a Diversity and Inclusion Week which aims … Read the full press release

DEG funds biodegradable packaging and disposable tableware manufacturer BIO-LUTIONS GmbH

Product made from agricultural waste replaces plastic packaging Production plant to be built in India EUR 500,000 from the Up-scaling Programme COLOGNE, 14-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Waste from plastic packaging is a growing environmental problem throughout the world. The Indian government … Read the full press release

Vienna Initiative to Promote Investment Diversification in CESEE through New Working Group

LONDON, 07-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Vienna Initiative has agreed to establish a Working Group on Capital Markets Union. This follows the European Union’s push to strengthen Capital Markets which will have a major impact on financing of investment and sustaining growth … Read the full press release

Lloyd’s indicates support as it awaits completion of Standard Life And Aberdeen merger

LONDON, 07-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Lloyds Banking Group (Lloyds) notes the announcement of the proposed all-share merger of Standard Life plc and Aberdeen Asset Management plc (Aberdeen). Lloyds has provided Standard Life and Aberdeen non-binding indications of support in its capacity … Read the full press release

Pbb Provides £147M Facility to Prologis Logistics Venture SCSp

Facility finances seven newly constructed or to be constructed logistics assets located across the United Kingdom Deal indicative of continued strong performance of UK logistics sector Munich/London, 06-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank has provided a £147 million facility (approx. … Read the full press release

NIB Signs a 7-Year Loan Agreement With Valio Ltd. For Research

NIB and the Finnish dairy company Valio Ltd. have signed a 7-year loan agreement totalling EUR 40 million to finance the company’s research programme in 2016–2020. HELSINKI, 03-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Valio’s R&D programme aims to develop new products to expand … Read the full press release

Resilient U.K. Automotive Sector Looks To The Future With Caution

Automotive manufacturers’ investment plans on track despite ongoing uncertainty EU exit still seen as biggest threat to sector Manufacturers to focus investment in R&D in low carbon or electric vehicle technology Automotive firms determined to pursue new international opportunities LONDON, … Read the full press release

Consumers’ Spending Power Builds Up In 2017

Sentiment towards the country’s financial situation increases significantly Essential spending continues to rise though rate of growth slows Concern mounts around prospects for future disposable income LONDON, 03-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Consumer confidence rose in early 2017, despite ongoing hikes in … Read the full press release

BBVA’s Bond Market Performance in 2016 and beyond

BILBAO, 02-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In a year marked by the reactivation of the high-yield bond market, and growing investor interest on ultra-long issue maturities, and despite a string of global macroeconomic developments that had a severe impact on the fixed … Read the full press release

Banking Innovations pitched by U.K. Fintech to BBVA

BILBAO, 02-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Some of the UK’s top talent in the world of fintech were in Madrid this week to pitch their ideas to a selection of BBVA’s senior leaders. The event, which was organized by the U.K. Government’s … Read the full press release

Nationwide enhances its savings range with new three and five year Fixed Rate Bonds and Fixed Rate ISAs

SWINDON, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Nationwide has enhanced its savings range by introducing new three and five year Fixed Rate Bonds and Fixed Rate ISAs (FRISA). The accounts offer highly competitive rates of interest and the Society is the only major … Read the full press release

Alliance News lancia il primo servizio di news finanziarie in lingua italiana attivo 24 ore

LONDRA, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alliance News Limited annuncia oggi, giovedì 27 febbraio il lancio dell’Alliance News Italian Service – “Alliance News IS” – un servizio specializzato nel fornire notizie in tempo reale su aziende e società italiane, finanza ed … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas Wealth Management received 33 recognitions in the 2017 Euromoney Private Banking Survey

PARIS, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In the 2017 Euromoney Private Banking Survey, BNP Paribas Wealth Management received 33 recognitions, ranking “Best Commercial Banking Capabilities in Western Europe” reflecting its focus on the entrepreneur client segment and “Best Private Banking Services overall … Read the full press release

Banco Santander SA appoints Jose Maria Linares as Head of Global Corporate Banking

MADRID, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Banco Santander SA today announced the appointment of Jose Maria Linares as Head of Global Corporate Banking (SGCB), the Group’s global business unit for corporate clients and institutions. Mr Linares joins Santander from JP Morgan where … Read the full press release

NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland brings in ‘TechXperts’ to support customers in using online and mobile banking

NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland are investing in specialist ‘TechXperts’, to ensure branch staff are trained to support customers in using online and mobile banking. EDINBURGH, 23-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Every NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland branch is to … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank announces the appointment of Thomas Piquemal as Chief Country Officer for France

Frankfurt am Main, 21-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank has appointed Thomas Piquemal as Chief Country Officer for France, in addition to his role as Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, effective March 1, 2017. Piquemal succeeds Bruno Hallak, who … Read the full press release

Der ehemalige Banker Mike Baur verrät sein Erfolgsrezept für die Schweizer Wirtschaft

ZURICH, 17-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mike Baur machte sich im Schweizer Bankensektor einen Namen, als er 2008 ein wichtiger Akteur bei der Privatbank Clariden Leu wurde. Er fand sich in seiner Position gut zurecht und beriet schon mit Anfang zwanzig die … Read the full press release

Swiss National Bank announces renowned economist John B. Taylor as speaker for its Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture Series

ZURICH, 16-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — For the second lecture in its Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture Series, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) has named the renowned economist John B. Taylor, Professor of Economics at Stanford University, California, as this year’s speaker. The … Read the full press release