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Deutsche Bank to enable its clients to make purchases using Apple Pay

All Deutsche Bank customers can use Apple Pay with “Deutsche Bank Card Virtual” or add their existing credit and debit cards Virtual card integrated in the Deutsche Bank Mobile app incurs no monthly fee and is available to all customers … Read the full press release

European Parliament and the Council reach political agreement on combating fraud and counterfeiting of non-cash means of payment

STRASBOURG, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (11 December 2018), the European Parliament and the Council reached political agreement on the Commission’s proposal to strengthen rules to combat fraud and counterfeiting of non-cash means of payment – such as bank cards, … Read the full press release

Rabobank Group investment arm acquires 40% stake in the Dutch manufacturer of hand-made satay, ethnic and vegetarian snacks V&S Foodspecialist

UTRECHT, 10-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — V&S Foodspecialist (V&S), a Dutch manufacturer of hand-made satay, ethnic and vegetarian snacks has attracted a new shareholder: Rabo Participaties. The Leiden based company is a renowned producer for various European customers, especially in the … Read the full press release

KfW Construction Award 2019 now open for applications

A total of up to EUR 35,000 in prize money “New construction” and “modernising existing buildings” categories Apply by 20 February 2019 FRANKFURT, 07-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The application phase for the KfW Construction Award 2019 is starting now. Until … Read the full press release

EBRD loans EUR 5 million to Enda Tamweel, the largest microfinance institution in Tunisia

EBRD signs a €5 million (TND 17 million) loan with Enda Tamweel for its disbursement to Tunisian MSMEs Local currency financing will support lending to local MSMEs Only 15 per cent of MSMEs in the country have bank loans LONDON, 07-12-2018 … Read the full press release

EBRD seeks to increase the volume of green financing to 40 per cent of EBRD annual investment by 2020

Development finance institutions share their experience at COP24 LONDON, 06-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Climate change impacts are high on the international agenda. From severe wildfires in California and Greece to devastating floods in Kerala, these impacts have dominated headlines this year. Both … Read the full press release

EBRD to finance key urban projects in Romania’s Craiova

€15 million loan to the city of Craiova The city to buy environmentally friendly buses and improve energy efficiency of public buildings EBRD to help Craiova develop an action plan to boost green infrastructure LONDON, 06-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Some 300,000 … Read the full press release

High-level conference on ‘Investment, Technological Transformation and Skills’, Luxembourg, 28 – 29 November 2018

Interview and briefing opportunities with EIB Vice-President Andrew McDowell, EIB Director of Economics Debora Revoltella,  Director of the Center on Global Economic Governance at Columbia University Professor Jan Svejnar. KIRCHBERG, Luxembourg, 28-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On 28 and 29 November, the … Read the full press release

NIB and Srei Equipment Finance launch loan programme for financing the acquisition or leasing of industrial equipment in India

NIB and Srei Equipment Finance Ltd. (SEFL), a leader in construction and mining equipment financing in India, have agreed on a loan programme for financing the acquisition or leasing of industrial equipment designed or produced in the NIB’s member countries. … Read the full press release

CaixaBank and Microsoft foster diversity in the technology and science sector by recognising the best female students from Spanish universities

Prizes are awarded to promote diversity in the technology sector The WONNOW Awards enable both companies to foster the diversity and presence of women in the field of technology and science from the outset of their career. Gonzalo Gortázar, the … Read the full press release

Swedbank acted as lead manager for Stockholm County Council’s SEK 2.5bn green benchmark bond

STOCKHOLM, 26-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On November 19th 2018 Stockholm County Council (“SCC”) issued SEK 2.5bn Green Bond, due 2021. Swedbank acted as lead manager for this public green benchmark bond. This deal is in fact, the largest green municipal transaction … Read the full press release

Chris Williams to lead LBBW’s Project Finance segment in Great Britain

Chris Williams heads up project finance business in Great Britain and Ireland STUTTGART, 23-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Chris Williams has taken over the management of LBBW’s Project Finance segment in Great Britain. The 48-year-old comes from the Bank of Ireland, where … Read the full press release

LBBW: Jens Heil to lead Project Finance in the DACH region and other European countries

Jens Heil to head business in the DACH region and other European countries STUTTGART, 23-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — LBBW accelerates the expansion of its Project Finance business area by filling a key management position in this context. Jens Heil is … Read the full press release

Intesa Sanpaolo Securitisation Vehicle S.r.l. merged into Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.

TURIN/ MILAN, 23-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Notice is hereby given that the minutes of the Board of Directors’ meeting, held on 20 November 2018, were made available on 23 November 2018 at the Company’s Registered Office, as well as on the … Read the full press release

Intesa Sanpaolo organised two events in London dedicated to the circular economy applied to food tech

• Innovation and circularity are key to feeding the planet in the future • Intesa Sanpaolo intends to become the first Impact Bank in the world also thanks to a systemic transition to the circular economy. • Two events dedicated to food in … Read the full press release

Intesa Sanpaolo supports the German-Italian Innovation Conference

• The Bank is a key player in supporting the circular economy • Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center brings two start-ups focused on mobility to the German-Italian Innovation Conference BERLIN, 23-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — For the second year running, Intesa Sanpaolo is supporting the … Read the full press release

Barclays to launch ‘AvTech’ Eagle Lab at Cranfield University to support rapid prototyping, product development and specialised AvTech equipment

Barclays will launch an ‘AvTech’ Eagle Lab at Cranfield University, a co-working space for ambitious entrepreneurs to scale and grow, drawing on the University’s aerospace heritage stretching over 70 years The Lab, located at the heart of the University campus, … Read the full press release

Barclays Corporate Banking doubles its SVOD (subscription video on demand) fund to support UK TV producers

LONDON, 22-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Barclays Corporate Banking has announced a doubling of its SVOD (subscription video on demand) fund to support UK TV producers. The £100m fund was launched in March 2017 in response to the rapidly evolving TV … Read the full press release

Nandita Parshad appointed Managing Director of EBRD’s newly consolidated Sustainable Infrastructure group

LONDON, 20-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD is bringing together its energy and infrastructure teams in a consolidated Sustainable Infrastructure group headed by Nandita Parshad as Managing Director. Ms Parshad is currently Managing Director for Energy and Natural Resources at the Bank and … Read the full press release

EBRD, the Global Concessional Finance Facility (GCFF) and the European Union (EU) will finance the sewerage system for 15 villages in the western part of the Irbid municipality in Jordan

With EU and GCFF support, the EBRD helps provide sanitation services for West Irbid LONDON, 20-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Our journey to Jordan’s West Irbid, a municipality whose households, schools and businesses have never been connected to sewerage, starts where it should … Read the full press release

EBRD provides US$ 7 million loan to Obour Land’s new greenfield dairy farm in Egypt

EBRD US$ 7 million for Obour Land’s new greenfield dairy farm Investment to increase dairy production and exports Implementation of latest technology for dairy milking operations LONDON, 20-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fostering the Egyptian dairy sector, the EBRD is providing a US$ 7 … Read the full press release

UniCredit Bank Austria named “Best Foreign Exchange Provider 2019” in Austria by the US business magazine “Global Finance”

UniCredit also named “Best Foreign Exchange Provider” in Italy VIENNA, 16-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — UniCredit Bank Austria was named “Best Foreign Exchange Provider 2019” in Austria by the US business magazine “Global Finance” at the World’s Best Foreign Exchange Awards 2019. … Read the full press release

KfW supports new project in enabling local population coexist with refugees peacefully in Cameroon

EUR 18.5 million for host municipalities Potential conflicts reduced Income and employment opportunities for refugees improved FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 16-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — KfW has signed an agreement worth EUR 18.5 million with FEICOM (Fonds Spécial d´Equipement et d`Intervention Intercommunale), a … Read the full press release

Amerikaanse Customer Data Platform authoriteit David M. Raab leidt eerste CDP Workshop in Nederland

AMSTERDAM, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Marketeers hebben vandaag de dag meer data tot hun beschikking dan ooit, maar worstelen om ze te combineren tot een bruikbare vorm. Customer Data Platform (CDP) technologie belooft dit probleem op te lossen in de … Read the full press release

AIB Brexit Sentiment Index for Q3 2018: 63% of Irish SMEs believed Brexit would have a negative impact on their business

22% of businesses who had plans to invest in or expand their business have postponed/cancelled those plans, with 20% reviewing their plans (ROI) 7% of ROI SMEs have postponed bank borrowing for capital investment, while 18% say their working capital … Read the full press release

EBRD lends €15 million to Turkish chemicals maker to increase production of a key component in energy-efficient tyres

EBRD €15 million loan will fund building of new production facility New plant will increase capacity by 40,000 tonnes by 2020 Expansion supports fast-growing demand for silica used in energy-efficient tyres LONDON, 08-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In support of greener business … Read the full press release

NIB to finance investments in water supply and wastewater treatment in Tanum, Sweden

NIB and the municipality of Tanum have signed a 25-year loan facility of SEK 150 million (EUR 14.65 million) to finance investments in water supply and wastewater treatment. HELSINKI, 06-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The long-term loan from NIB will co-finance projects … Read the full press release

SNCF group partners with Natixis Payments for the development of its Personal Mobility Assistant app

A new strategic move for SNCF in the development of a Personal Mobility Assistant for Spring 2019 PARIS, 06-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The SNCF group is joining forces with Natixis Payments for the development of its Personal Mobility Assistant app aimed … Read the full press release

EBRD and Green Energy Special Fund provide €11 million joint loan to modernise street lighting in the Romanian city of Bacau

EBRD and Green Energy Special Fund providing €11 million joint loan to city of Bacau Energy efficient lighting will reduce energy usage and CO2 emissions by 50 per cent Investment will target key areas in the city and help make them … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank raised over £150,000 for charities supporting vulnerable women at Frieze London art fair

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 30-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank Wealth Management helped to raise over £150,000 for charities supporting vulnerable women at this month’s Frieze London art fair, with a ‘secret postcard sale’ organised by British artist Tracey Emin and her … Read the full press release