Tag Archives: KfW Group

KfW Group: Providing junior employees with vocational training is vital to the survival of SMEs

SMEs provide training for 1.2 million apprentices and trainees – 90% of total Training intensity varies across states – Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland are leaders Microenterprises have few trainees or apprentices Frankfurt am Main, 31-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The number of trainees … Read the full press release

KfW Group and L-Bank sign EUR 200 million global loan agreement based on KfW’s ERP digitalisation and innovation loan

EUR 200 million global loan agreement signed The “Innovation Finance 4.0” promotional programme offers low-interest loans Exemplary pooling of Federal Government and state development funds Frankfurt am Main, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 1 August 2017, KfW Group and L-Bank, the … Read the full press release

German SMEs in May: Taking a breather after the all-time high

SME business confidence was down slightly in May but remained on a very high level Large enterprises are more optimistic German economy continues to run smoothly Frankfurt am Main, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In May sentiment among Germany’s small and medium-sized … Read the full press release

Applications now accepted for this year’s “Start-up champions” KfW award

Application phase runs until 1 August 2017 Companies founded as of 2012 can submit applications online Awards will be presented to one company from each of the German federal states and to one national winner A special prize and a … Read the full press release

KfW Group reports strong demand for financing products in Germany for fiscal year 2016

KfW promotional business volume rises to EUR 81 billion (+2%) EUR 55.1 billion for domestic promotion Strong demand for the promotion of energy efficiency in the home (EUR 15.5 billion) and at companies (EUR 5.2 billion) Very good year in … Read the full press release

KfW Group reports very strong demand for its financing products in FY 2015

Commitments up by 6.0% to EUR 50.5 billion Increase in international financing to EUR 27.9 billion (+9.7%) High demand for climate and environmental financing amounting to EUR 29.5 billion (+11.0%) Refugee accommodation promoted with EUR 1.5 billion Commitment in the … Read the full press release

KfW Group achieved 31% increase of its business volume in the first half of 2015

Total commitment volume of EUR 41.5 billion (+31%) Domestic promotional business volume rises to EUR 25.7 billion (+21 %) Strong demand for SME financing after hesitant start of the year (+10%) Demand in international business increases more than 50 % … Read the full press release

KfW-ifo SME Barometer for October 2014: Majority of German SMEs take pessimistic view regarding the business performance in a six-month horizon

SMEs: pessimists prevail Large companies: current situation is deteriorating significantly Weakness threatens to impact domestic economy FRANKFURT, 12-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — For the first time since December 2012, the majority of German SMEs take a pessimistic view regarding the business … Read the full press release

KfW Group and Brazilian development bank BNDES sign EUR 250 million loan agreement to finance wind farms in Brazil

KfW and BNDES sign an agreement worth EUR 250 million for a wind farm programme Construction of systems with an output of 330 MW — around 10% of Brazil’s wind power Avoidance of 5.6 million tonnes of CO2 FRANKFURT, 23-7-2014 … Read the full press release

KfW Group announces the winners of its 12th annual KfW Award for Construction and Housing in Berlin

Motto: “Row House Renaissance” Ten prizes with a total value of EUR 30,000 Winners from Berlin, Schleswig-Holstein, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony BERLIN, 04-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The KfW Group has presented the 12th annual KfW Award … Read the full press release

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and IDFC Chairman and KfW Group CEO Dr Ulrich Schröder met at 2nd annual meeting of the International Development Finance Club (IDFC ) in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C., United States, 15-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Yesterday (2013-10-13), on the occasion of the 2nd annual meeting of the International Development Finance Club (IDFC) the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon met with IDFC CEOs. During their meeting IDFC members discussed … Read the full press release

KfW and Cassa Depositi e Prestiti cooperate on export finance, strategic controlling and municipal finance

Main areas: export finance, strategic controlling and municipal finance Agreement on staff exchanges  18-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Today (2013-07-11) Franco Bassanini, Chairman, and Giovanni Gorno Tempini, Chief Executive Officer at Italy’s Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), and Dr Ulrich Schröder, Chief … Read the full press release

German KfW and Russian state Vnesheconombank to cooperate on environmental finance

Signed memorandum of understanding on cooperation in environmental finance Cooperation between two partner banks of the International Development Finance Club (IDFC)  18-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Today KfW and the Russian state corporation Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank, VEB) … Read the full press release