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EBRD Launches Risk-Sharing Framework with PBZ to Boost Financing for Croatian Businesses

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) initiates a new risk-sharing framework with Privredna banka Zagreb d.d. (PBZ), offering up to €75 million in guarantees to share partner banks’ exposure to local enterprises in Croatia. PBZ, part … Read the full press release

EBRD Secures €8 Million Loan to Empower Women-Led Businesses in Georgia

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), with support from the European Union (EU) and Sweden, is extending an €8 million loan to ProCredit Bank in Georgia to boost lending to women-led micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises … Read the full press release

EBRD Partners with Bank Eskhata to Bolster Tajik Businesses with $5 Million Loans

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is collaborating with Tajikistan’s largest private lender, Bank Eskhata, to enhance the sustainability of Tajik businesses. Under their risk-sharing agreement, EBRD will share half the risk on two loans totaling … Read the full press release

Three Ireland Launches 5G Standalone in Partnership with Ericsson, Pioneering Next-Gen Connectivity for Businesses

(IN BRIEF) Three, the largest mobile network in Ireland, is pioneering 5G Standalone technology, making it the first Irish operator to do so. This innovative technology, powered by Ericsson, enables businesses to harness the full potential of 5G with a … Read the full press release

Corporate Heroes: Businesses Rally to Support Ukraine Amidst Geopolitical Turmoil

(IN BRIEF) Despite the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and geopolitical uncertainties, numerous companies from both Ukraine and around the world have demonstrated remarkable support by offering financial, material, and essential resources to aid the Ukrainian government and its people. This … Read the full press release

NatWest Enables Tap to Pay on iPhone for Businesses Across the UK

(IN BRIEF) NatWest has announced the availability of Tap to Pay on iPhone for eligible businesses across the UK. Through the NatWest Tap to Pay iOS app, businesses can seamlessly accept contactless payments using their iPhone, without the need for … Read the full press release

Moldovan businesses to receive €10m loan from EBRD and EU for greater access to finance

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a €10 million loan to ProCredit Bank Moldova to support investment financing for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Moldova. The loan will help businesses upgrade their … Read the full press release

EU CEOs See Climate Change Risk as Fastest Growing Threat to Businesses

(IN BRIEF) EU CEOs are increasingly concerned about the threat of climate change, with 24% believing their businesses will be highly or extremely exposed to the impact of climate change within five years, according to a new survey. The survey … Read the full press release

Lloyds Bank Business Barometer: overall business confidence in the UK remains high and above the long term average despite rising costs and the on-going supply chain issues

The latest Lloyds Bank Business Barometer shows: Business confidence in October was at its second highest level since March 2020 (43%). 48% of businesses say it has become easier to hire people with the right skills or experience.  90% of … Read the full press release

KfW Research: there are currently 154,000 ‘young’ social entrepreneurs in Germany at the helm of 108,000 businesses

KfW Research presents first study about young social entrepreneurs For 154,000 social entrepreneurs, social contribution matters more than earning an income Social entrepreneurs start up more often with new-to-market and technological innovations than the average They are more likely to … Read the full press release

Aviva announces the launch of the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) to help businesses achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

LONDON, 25-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (24 SEP 2018), Aviva, Index Initiative, and the United Nations Foundation announce the launch of the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA), with the aim of helping businesses do more to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals … Read the full press release

BASF strengthens its market position in agricultural solutions with the closing of acquisition of businesses and assets from Bayer

Complements own crop protection, biotech and digital activities; marks entry into seeds, non-selective herbicides, nematicide seed treatments Creates new opportunities for innovation and growth About 4,500 experienced employees join Agricultural Solutions team Ludwigshafen, Germany, 06-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF has … Read the full press release

UK and India scientists and businesses to tackle the reduction and repurposing of industrial waste, and improve and increase pulse and oilseed crop productivity

SWINDON, 01-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists and businesses from the UK and India are joining forces to combat global challenges through two new collaborative research and development programmes. The two programmes, worth over £15 million, aim to tackle the reduction and … Read the full press release