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Ericsson Secures EUR 100 Million Loan from NIB to Advance Wireless Technology Efficiency

(IN BRIEF) Ericsson, a prominent Swedish telecommunications company, has secured a new EUR 100 million loan from the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) to bolster its research and development efforts aimed at enhancing wireless technology efficiency. This loan, NIB’s second for … Read the full press release

Allianz Teams Up with Football Star Harry Kane as Global Brand Ambassador

(IN BRIEF) Allianz has partnered with football star Harry Kane, naming him as their global brand ambassador. Kane, known for his football prowess and advocacy for mental health, will collaborate with Allianz on marketing initiatives aimed at inspiring the next … Read the full press release

AFRY Leads Innovative Climate Resilience Study on Ischia, Presented by EIB

(IN BRIEF) AFRY, in collaboration with the European Investment Bank (EIB), spearheaded a pioneering climate resilience study focused on Ischia, Italy, addressing the island’s vulnerability to earthquakes and landslides exacerbated by climate change. The comprehensive report, unveiled at a press … Read the full press release

EIB Funds €435 Million to Stora Enso for Sustainable Packaging Transformation in Oulu

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) is extending a €435 million credit to Stora Enso to upgrade its Oulu manufacturing site for producing eco-friendly, fiber-based packaging for food and personal care products. This investment aims to reduce plastic reliance … Read the full press release

EIB and Poste Italiane Partner for €450 Million Investment to Enhance Digital and Sustainable Logistics

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Poste Italiane have signed a €450 million finance contract to modernize and digitalize Poste Italiane’s logistics and postal services. This funding will be used to establish new automated parcel sorting centers, including … Read the full press release

EIB Renovates Bucha Water Supply Facility, Enhancing Access to Clean Drinking Water

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB), as part of the €340 million Ukraine Recovery Programme, has renovated Bucha’s water supply facility, providing clean drinking water to 9,000 residents. Damaged during the Russian invasion, the upgraded facility now features advanced … Read the full press release

Creas Impacto II Targets €70 Million with Backing from EIF, ICO, Carasso Foundation, and Private Investors

(IN BRIEF) Creas Impacto II, supported by EIF, ICO, the Carasso Foundation, and private investors, targets a €70 million fund size under the InvestEU program. The fund, managed by CREAS, focuses on investing in about 12 growth-stage companies in Spain … Read the full press release

Nordic Investment Bank Supports EcoDataCenter’s Expansion with SEK 280 Million Loan

(IN BRIEF) The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has finalized a SEK 280 million (approx. EUR 24 million) five-year loan agreement with EcoDC AB (EcoDataCenter) to support the expansion of its Falun data centre in Sweden. This funding will enable EcoDataCenter … Read the full press release

Papara Partners with Thales to Introduce World-First Personalization Solution for Payment Cards

(IN BRIEF) Thales has partnered with Turkish fintech leader Papara to launch the world’s first deployment of the SketchMyCard solution, allowing users to design personalized payment cards that showcase their creativity and individuality. This collaboration has led to increased card … Read the full press release

EIB Advisory to Bolster Athens Water Utility EYDAP’s Investment Initiative

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide advisory services to the Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company (EYDAP) in Greece to support its €2 billion, 10-year investment programme. This initiative aims to enhance the resilience of Athens’ water … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank and Partners Launch ‘Dialog Leben’ to Foster Democratic Values in Schools

(IN BRIEF) Deutsche Bank, in collaboration with Teach First Deutschland and GermanDream, has introduced “Dialog Leben,” a project aimed at promoting democratic values in schools situated in less privileged areas. The initiative focuses on “dialogues on values,” where students engage … Read the full press release

EIB Invests €37.5 Million in Nyxoah’s Innovative Sleep Apnea Solutions

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has awarded Belgium-based medtech company Nyxoah €37.5 million in venture-debt financing to support the development of innovative treatments for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This funding, backed by the InvestEU Life Sciences programme, will … Read the full press release

SIX and Avaloq Collaborate to Launch Independent Valuation Service for Financial Instruments

(IN BRIEF) SIX and Avaloq have jointly launched the Independent Valuation Service for financial instruments, addressing the global need for impartial end-of-day valuations. This service, accessible via the CONNEXOR API, supports asset managers, custodians, and financial institutions in client reporting, … Read the full press release

CNP Seguradora Secures Exclusive 20-Year Distribution Deal with Banco de Brasília

(IN BRIEF) CNP Seguradora, a subsidiary of CNP Assurances in Brazil, has signed a significant 20-year agreement with Banco de Brasília (BRB) for the exclusive distribution of consortium and capitalization products. This partnership aims to bolster CNP Assurances’ expansion strategy … Read the full press release

MWB AG Rings in New Era with Vienna Stock Exchange Listing

(IN BRIEF) MWB AG, a German company specializing in luxury watch trading across the DACH region, celebrated a significant achievement today as it commenced trading on the Vienna Stock Exchange’s direct market plus segment. With NuWays AG acting as underwriter … Read the full press release

Scatec ASA and Partners Forge Renewable Ammonia Pact with Yara Clean Ammonia for Egypt

(IN BRIEF) Scatec ASA, in collaboration with ECHEM and MOPCO, has finalized a Heads of Terms agreement with Yara Clean Ammonia to secure the offtake of renewable ammonia produced in Egypt. The project involves developing up to 480 MW of … Read the full press release

EIB Commits $350 Million to Boost Private Sector Growth in North Africa

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has pledged support for a new $350 million regional private sector investment fund managed by SPE Capital, focusing on Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco. Aimed at fostering growth in key sectors like healthcare and … Read the full press release

EIB Funds voestalpine’s Green Steel Initiative with €300 Million Loan

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has allocated a €300 million loan to voestalpine AG, Europe’s third-largest steelmaker, to support a four-year research and development initiative aimed at enhancing sustainability and reducing carbon emissions. Key focuses include optimizing manufacturing … Read the full press release

EIB and Banca Etica Partner to Drive €165 Million Investments in Italy’s Social Economy

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Banca Etica have signed a €60 million agreement to stimulate €165 million in investments across Italy. The initiative aims to support women-led SMEs, improve services for refugees, and boost economic development in … Read the full press release

EBRD Names Andreea Moraru New Regional Director for Poland and Baltic States

(IN BRIEF) Andreea Moraru has been appointed as the new Regional Director for Poland and the Baltic States at the EBRD, starting September 1st. Currently serving as Regional Director for Greece and Cyprus, Moraru brings extensive experience from her tenure … Read the full press release

EBRD Report: CESEE Non-Performing Loans Stable Amid Economic Uncertainty

(IN BRIEF) The latest NPL Monitor report by the EBRD reveals that non-performing loans (NPLs) in the CESEE region remained stable despite economic uncertainties. While NPL volumes increased marginally, the overall NPL ratio held steady at 2.1%, indicating resilience in … Read the full press release

EIB and Cepsa Partner on €285 Million Biofuels Plant to Boost Energy Security and Decarbonisation

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has allocated a €285 million loan to Cepsa for the development of an advanced biofuels plant in Andalusia, Spain, adjacent to the La Rábida Energy Park. In partnership with Bio-Oils, the facility will … Read the full press release

Banca Transilvania Partners with EIB Group for Landmark RON 2 Billion Securitisation to Boost SME Financing and Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) Banca Transilvania has entered into a significant synthetic securitisation transaction worth RON 2 billion (€400 million), supported by the European Investment Fund (EIF) and the European Investment Bank (EIB). This transaction will reduce credit risk and release capital … Read the full press release

EIB Group Expands in Cyprus with New Office in Nicosia to Boost Local Economy

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group) is set to expand its presence in the European Union by opening a new office in Nicosia, Cyprus. This decision was revealed during discussions between EIB Group President Nadia Calviño and … Read the full press release

EIB Group’s Financing Boosts SME Growth and Start-up Success in Europe

(IN BRIEF) A new study from the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group has found that its financial support significantly boosts growth and productivity for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-cap companies across Europe. Companies receiving EIB loans reported a … Read the full press release

EIF Grants €1 Million Loan to Boost Lending for Romanian Small Businesses Through Instant Factoring

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) has provided a RON 5 million (€1 million) subordinated loan to Romanian fintech Instant Factoring IFN, marking the first InvestEU funding for a Romanian fintech and factoring company. This loan will help Instant … Read the full press release

EIB Funds €1.2 Billion for Denmark’s Largest Wind Farm to Power Over a Million Homes

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a €1.2 billion loan to support the construction of the Thor wind farm in the Danish North Sea, developed by RWE. The 1.1 GW wind farm, consisting of 72 turbines, will … Read the full press release

BBVA Foundation’s 16th Frontiers of Knowledge Awards Celebrate the Power of Knowledge

(IN BRIEF) The 16th BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards ceremony, held in Bilbao, celebrated the importance of knowledge in addressing societal challenges, including climate change. BBVA Foundation President Carlos Torres Vila emphasized the need for attracting talent and capital … Read the full press release

FS Group Secures Landmark €3.5 Billion Sustainability-Linked Credit Facility

(IN BRIEF) Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A. (FS Group) has signed its largest ever financial deal, a €3.5 billion committed and revolving credit facility with a three-year term. The credit line, secured with nine banks including Banca Popolare di Sondrio, … Read the full press release

Stockholm Exergi’s NIB-Backed BECCS Project Advances Sustainability Goals

(IN BRIEF) Stockholm Exergi Holding AB, a major energy provider in Stockholm, plans to implement a Bio-energy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) project at its Värtaverket energy plant. This initiative aims to capture and store 800,000 tonnes of biogenic … Read the full press release

BBVA Sells €270 Million Non-Performing Loan Portfolio in Spain to AXACTOR

(IN BRIEF) BBVA has completed the sale of the ‘Estoril Project,’ a portfolio of unsecured non-performing loans totaling €270 million, to AXACTOR. This transaction is part of BBVA’s strategy to optimize its balance sheet and improve its non-performing loan ratio … Read the full press release

Al Jazeera’s “101 East – India’s Women Combat Fighters” Wins Women’s Solutions Reporting Award

(IN BRIEF) Al Jazeera’s documentary “101 East – India’s Women Combat Fighters,” by Rudraneil Sengupta and Sreya Banerjee, has been awarded the Women’s Solutions Reporting Award at the 2024 One World Media Awards. The film highlights the courageous journey of … Read the full press release

EIB Group and Spain Launch €3.4 Billion Regional Resilience Fund for Strategic Investments

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group) and Spain’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Enterprise have launched the Regional Resilience Fund, aimed at channeling Next Generation EU loans into key projects within the Spanish Autonomous Communities. This initiative … Read the full press release

EIB and Iren Group Secure €200 Million for Modernizing Italy’s Electricity Infrastructure

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Iren Group have signed a €200 million financing agreement to enhance electricity infrastructure in Parma, Turin, and Vercelli. The project focuses on increasing grid resilience, digitizing services, and improving electricity consumption … Read the full press release

CEB and HOWOGE Partner to Boost Affordable Housing in Berlin with €100 Million Loan

(IN BRIEF) The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) and HOWOGE, Berlin’s municipal housing company, have finalized a €100 million loan agreement aimed at constructing more than 1,000 new residential units in Berlin. This collaboration, the first of its kind … Read the full press release

Allianz Trade and BPL Revolutionize Insurance Enquiry Processing with Digital Integration

(IN BRIEF) Allianz Trade and BPL have launched a pioneering collaboration aimed at streamlining the processing of bank non-payment insurance enquiries. Utilizing API integration via Verisk’s Whitespace platform, the initiative eliminates manual data entry inefficiencies and enhances data security. This … Read the full press release

EIB Global Invests $50 Million in Climate-Resilient Bridges to Enhance Rural Connectivity in Papua New Guinea

(IN BRIEF) EIB Global has invested $50 million to construct nine climate-resilient bridges across East Sepik and Madang provinces in Papua New Guinea, as part of the Bridge Replacement for Improved Rural Access project. This initiative, co-financed by the Asian … Read the full press release

Natixis CIB Expands M&A Advisory Network with Strategic Investments in Tandem Capital Advisors and Emendo Capital

(IN BRIEF) Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking (Natixis CIB) has expanded its M&A advisory network by making strategic investments in two European boutiques, Tandem Capital Advisors in Belgium and Emendo Capital in the Netherlands. This move aims to strengthen Natixis … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank Triumphs with 28 Awards at The Asset’s 2024 Triple A Sustainable Investing Awards in APAC

(IN BRIEF) Deutsche Bank’s APAC Securities Services and Trust and Agency Services teams garnered 28 awards at The Asset’s 2024 Triple A Sustainable Investing Awards in Hong Kong. Recognitions included Best Depositary Receipts Bank in APAC and the Editors Triple … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank Acquires EUR 1.67 Billion Aircraft Loans from NORD/LB

(IN BRIEF) Deutsche Bank AG has acquired EUR 1.67 billion in aircraft loans from Norddeutsche Landesbank (NORD/LB), part of NORD/LB’s EUR 2.75 billion aircraft financing portfolio. The loans, secured through a competitive bidding process, cover a diverse range of lessors … Read the full press release