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The Netherlands: Gate terminal signs EUR 76 million project financing agreement for LNG break bulk facility

  •  Release date: 30/10/2014
Gate terminal (main shareholders Gasunie and Royal Vopak) today announces that it has signed a financing agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and four other banks that already participate in the syndicate of ten international banks which currently provide long term financing to Gate terminal. This additional financing agreement supports the funding of the expansion of the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) break bulk infrastructure and services at the Gate terminal in the Port of Rotterdam.

Ireland: ESB and EIB Sign Loan Facility for €100 million

  •  Release date: 30/10/2014
ESB and EIB have today signed a loan facility for €100 million. These funds will be used to enable continued investment in the electricity network in the south west region of the country to connect renewable energy to the national transmission network.

Uganda: New UGX 45 Billion European support for Ugandan companies with Housing Finance Bank

  •  Release date: 28/10/2014
As part of its continued support for investment by companies across East Africa the European Investment Bank today agreed a new UGX 45 billion (EUR 13 million) credit line with Housing Finance Bank to support investment by local firms in both Ugandan shillings and foreign currency. This marks the second time that Europe’s long-term lending institution has supported SME lending through Housing Finance Bank.

IDB and EIB establish facilities to support internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises

  •  Release date: 27/10/2014
Loans will support trade and investment of SMEs in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe

France: EIB and Picardy Region undertake to modernise TER regional rail network

  •  Release date: 27/10/2014
The purpose of the financing agreement entered into between the Picardy Region and the European Investment Bank (EIB) is to renovate and upgrade the region’s rail network through the acquisition of Regio 2N trainsets.

EU bank opens office and strengthens presence in Moldova

  •  Release date: 27/10/2014
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is opening an office in Chisinau to support business, develop contacts with the public and private sectors, and strengthen relations with promoters, partner banks and other IFIs in Moldova.

United Kingdom: EIB backing unlocks GBP 1 billion social and urban investment across London

  •  Release date: 24/10/2014
Job creation, quality of life and health standards across London will benefit from GBP 1 billion of new urban renewal, social housing and energy efficiency investment over the next four years following agreement of a new GBP 500 million lending programme by the European Investment Bank to be matched by financing from the London Green Fund and boroughs across the capital.

Belgium: €250 million EIB loan for Hydrobru’s major works in Brussels

  •  Release date: 23/10/2014
EIB supports Hydrobru’s 2015-2019 operational plan with EUR 250m loan. Hydrobru will renovate 125km of sewers and double the capacity of storm drains in the Brussels region over the next five years under its new operational programme. In total, EUR 500m will be invested for these works, which are essential for Brussels and its inhabitants. The combination of EIB financing with support from the regional municipality ensures that the investment will place minimal financial burden on citizens.

Portugal: EIB-Banco Santander Totta: EUR 400 million for SMEs and midcaps

  •  Release date: 23/10/2014
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Banco Santander Totta have signed a EUR 200 million loan to finance small and medium-sized projects mainly undertaken by SMEs (firms with up to 250 employees) and midcaps (firms with up to 3000 employees). Under the agreement, Banco Santander Totta will match this EIB loan with the same amount, meaning that a total of EUR 400 million will be available to support SMEs and midcaps.

Portugal: EIB and Banco BPI sign SME and midcap financing agreement

  •  Release date: 23/10/2014
The European Investment Bank (EIB) announces a EUR 300 million loan to Banco BPI for financing investment projects throughout Portugal mainly undertaken by SMEs and midcaps. The loan agreement was signed in Lisbon today by EIB Vice-President Román Escolano and by the CEO of Banco BPI, Fernando Ulrich.

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