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UN Environment and BNP Paribas establish Sustainable Finance Facilities to drive sustainable economic growth in developing countries

UN Environment and BNP Paribas have today signed a milestone agreement at the One Planet Summit to establish Sustainable Finance Facilities, collaborative partnerships aimed at raising development capital to drive sustainable economic growth in emerging countries. UN Environment and BNP Paribas will … Read the full press release

EIB partners with the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM) to accelerate the implementation of the Paris Agreement in cities and local governments

LUXEMBOURG, 13-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As announced at One Planet Summit in Paris, the EU Bank is to collaborate with the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM) to help cities finance climate action and build greener cities for future generations. The new partnership is … Read the full press release

EBRD joins the global community in stepping up effort to combat climate change at the One Planet climate summit in Paris

Bank and global community stepping up effort to combat climate change LONDON, 13-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) joined other global development organisations in stepping up the momentum for global climate action at the One Planet … Read the full press release

EBRD and Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) launch the Green Cities Climate Finance Accelerator

Supporting city climate projects worth US$ 1.5 billion with Global Covenant of Mayors, EU and Bloomberg LONDON, 13-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD has teamed up with a leading group of mayors from around the world to speed up and increase … Read the full press release

Saxo Bank’s 10 ‘Outrageous Predictions’ for 2018: Fed; Bank of Japan; China; Volatility; US 2018 election; EU; Bitcoin; South Africa; Tencent; Apple

2018 will be a true roller coaster ride compared to an outrageously placid 2017 COPENHAGEN, 11-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Saxo Bank, the online multi-asset trading and investment specialist, has today released its 10 ‘Outrageous Predictions’ for 2018. The predictions focus on … Read the full press release

Global Finance magazine names UniCredit “Best Foreign Exchange Provider 2018” in Austria

UniCredit Bank Austria has been awarded the “Best Foreign Exchange Provider Award 2018” by US business magazine “Global Finance” VIENNA, 08-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — UniCredit was named “Best Foreign Exchange Provider 2018” in Austria by the US business magazine “Global Finance” … Read the full press release

RaboResearch report: ‘Blockchain: The Trigger for Disruption in the Food Value Chain’

Utrecht, Netherlands, 08-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Companies that want to remain successful in the future food value chain should start to explore options for participating in blockchain initiatives in order to help them lower costs, increase efficiencies, offer sustainable products and … Read the full press release

ABLV Charitable Foundation Christmas Charitable Campaign: donate to the “New Riga” programme

Riga, Latvia, 07-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — For the tenth year in a row, in collaboration with ABLV Bank, the ABLV Charitable Foundation is organising a Christmas Charitable Campaign in which everyone, who cares about the Foundation’s goals and who wants to … Read the full press release

Gemalto survey: seven in ten consumers feel businesses don’t take the security of customer data very seriously

• Only a quarter (27%) of consumers feel businesses take customer data security very seriously • While 62% of consumers feel businesses are responsible for data security they have poor security hygiene and fail to take advantage of security measures … Read the full press release

Capgemini named the “Growth Partner of the Year” by Backbase, the fastest-growing FinTech software company

PARIS, 30-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini today announced that it has been named the “Growth Partner of the Year” by Backbase, the fastest-growing FinTech software company. Presented at the annual Backbase Connect conference, the award recognizes Capgemini as the alliance partner with the largest … Read the full press release

Die Deutsche Kreditbank AG (DKB) ist gestern Abend im Axel-Springer-Haus in Berlin mit dem renommierten Internationalen Sponsoring Award (ISA)

BERLIN, 30-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Die Deutsche Kreditbank AG (DKB) ist gestern Abend im Axel-Springer-Haus in Berlin mit dem renommierten Internationalen Sponsoring Award (ISA) ausgezeichnet worden. Sie erhielt den Preis, der jährlich vom Fachverband für Sponsoring-Agenturen und Dienstleister (FASPO) vergeben … Read the full press release

EBRD loans PLN 100 million to Euro Bank S.A. for energy efficiency of residential buildings in Poland

PLN 100 million in loans via loan to Euro Bank S.A. LONDON, 29-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD is providing a loan of up to PLN 100 million (€23.6 million equivalent) to Euro Bank S.A. (Euro Bank) to finance investments to … Read the full press release

EBRD unveils new energy sector strategy; public to submit contributions no later than 1 February 2018

First phase on public consultation until 1 February 2018 LONDON, 29-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD is starting work on a new energy sector strategy and inviting the public to submit contributions. Comments based on the current document should be submitted in … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank recognized by Human Rights Campaign as among the ‘Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality’ for 15th consecutive year

Frankfurt am Main, 23-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Human Rights Campaign recently recognized Deutsche Bank as among the world’s Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality after the bank scored a perfect 100 on HRC’s annual Corporate Equality Index. This is the 15th consecutive year … Read the full press release

NIB and Sparebanken Øst to finance projects aimed at curbing CO2 emissions in housing and transport in Norway

HELSINKI, 23-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — NIB and Norway’s Sparebanken Øst have signed a NOK 300 million (EUR 32 million) loan programme for onlending to projects aimed at curbing CO2 emissions as well as small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) investments in south-eastern Norway. The funds under … Read the full press release

The French Banking Federation (FBF): Paris selection as new home of the European Banking Authority clear nod to the attractiveness of the financial centre of Paris

PARIS, 22-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The French Banking Federation (FBF) welcomes the selection of Paris as the new location of the European Banking Authority. It is a clear nod to the attractiveness of the financial centre of Paris. It is also … Read the full press release

Anna’s Gender Equality Prize for 2017 awarded to Swedbank

Anna’s Gender Equality Prize for 2017, is awarded Swedbank with the statement that the bank, through its dedicated and long-term commitment, has achieved major concrete successes in the field of gender equality and diversity. STOCKHOLM, 21-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Anna’s … Read the full press release

Alliance News riceve un investimento strategico da parte di PA Group e dpa per sostenere l’espansione nell’area EMEA

LONDRA, 21-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alliance News – agenzia stampa leader nella fornitura di notizie in tempo reale sul mondo azionario per investitori e professionisti della finanza – ha ricevuto un investimento da due delle più importanti aziende media europee … Read the full press release

Mobile payment app Twyp, now open to all, offers free cash withdrawals

AMSTERDAM, 16-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Twyp, the ING-developed mobile payment app popular in Spain is now offering free cash withdrawals for all users – ING customers or not. From today, ING is offering free money withdrawals for all Twyp users at … Read the full press release

New covered bonds legislation in Slovak Republic follows EBRD technical assistance project

New legislation follows technical assistance project LONDON, 13-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Slovak Republic has become a pioneer in creating the legal foundations for covered bonds with amendments to the relevant law in line with best practice recommendations by the European Banking Authority … Read the full press release

EBRD to provide US$ 100 million loan to National Bank for Foreign Economic Activity of Uzbekistan (NBU) in support of SMEs

Financing to support small local businesses and stimulate trade LONDON, 10-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Demonstrating the EBRD’s return to active support in Uzbekistan, the Bank is providing a major boost to local small and medium-sized businesses in the country, as well as … Read the full press release

EBRD supported Yereymentau Wind Farm in Kazakhstan registered as domestic carbon credit project under the country’s emissions trading system (ETS)

Bank-supported Yereymentau project first under emissions trading system LONDON, 10-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Yereymentau Wind Farm in Kazakhstan, a long-standing partner of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, EBRD, has been registered as a domestic carbon credit project under the … Read the full press release

EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker

Focus on cooperation with EU and green finance ahead of December summit LONDON, 10-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) President Sir Suma Chakrabarti held high-level talks with officials from the European Union (EU) on 7 November. President Chakrabarti had meetings … Read the full press release

EBRD opens news office in in Tashkent, Uzbekistan; US$ 120 million for new projects

Bank opens office in Tashkent and provides US$ 120 million for new projects LONDON, 10-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Following the launch of a broad reform programme in Uzbekistan, the EBRD is taking its engagement with the Central Asian country to a new … Read the full press release

Banca Transilvania and the EBRD will jointly hold a controlling stake in Moldova’s third-largest bank Victoriabank

First foreign bank investor in Moldovan market in ten years LONDON, 09-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Romania’s Banca Transilvania intends to acquire an initial stake of over 39 per cent in Victoriabank, Moldova’s third-largest bank. Banca Transilvania has requested the approval for … Read the full press release

EBRD: joint programme to support energy efficiency investment in the residential housing sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bank and partners step up energy investment in residential housing sector LONDON, 09-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD, the European Union (EU) and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance have launched a joint programme to support energy efficiency investment in the residential housing sector in Bosnia … Read the full press release

Central Bank of Malta and General Workers Union representing the Bank’s non-clerical employees agree on more flexibility in work arrangement

Valletta, Malta, 07-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Central Bank of Malta and the Professionals, Finance and Services (PFS) Section of the General Workers Union (GWU), representing the Bank’s non-clerical employees, have today signed a collective agreement covering the period 2016 to … Read the full press release

Rabobank’s risk-weighted assets reduced by EUR 1 billion

Transaction contributes to further optimisation of balance sheet Utrecht, Netherlands, 03-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rabobank has transferred part of the risk on its commercial credit portfolio involving loans to business customers in Europe and North America amounting to EUR 3 … Read the full press release

Maria Enrica Spinardi resigns as permanent Statutory Auditor of UniCredit S.p.A.

MILAN, 30-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — UniCredit S.p.A. informs you that today Ms. Maria Enrica Spinardi resigned, for reasons related to her family commitments, from her office as permanent Statutory Auditor of the Company, with immediate effect. Ms. Antonella Bientinesi, who was … Read the full press release

Vnesheconombank and Roseltorg launch joint blockchain-based project for electronic transactions

MOSCOW, 26-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Vnesheconombank Chairman Sergey Gorkov and Roseltorg chief executive Anton Emelyanov signed a cooperation agreement regarding a joint blockchain-based project. The project is to bring about a transparent environment for electronic transactions between businesses and government customers. … Read the full press release