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Portugal: EIB signs a EUR 250 million loan with Millennium bcp to support SMEs and midcaps

  •  Release date: 29/06/2017
The EIB is granting a EUR 500 million loan to Banco Comercial Português (Millennium bcp) aimed at facilitating access to credit for SMEs and midcaps located in Portugal. The first tranche of EUR 250 million under the agreement has been signed today in Lisbon by EIB Vice-President Román Escolano and Millennium’s Vice-Chairman João Nuno Palma and General Manager Pedro Turras.  
 

Portugal: EIB signs a EUR 150 million loan with Banco Santander Totta to promote economic growth and employment

  •  Release date: 29/06/2017
The EIB is granting a EUR 150 million loan to Banco Santander Totta (BST) for financing SMEs, midcaps and public sector entities in Portugal. EIB Vice-President Román Escolano and the President of the Executive Committee of Banco Santander Totta, António Vieira Monteiro, signed the contract today in Lisbon. This EUR 150 million facility is the last tranche of a total EUR 500 million intermediated loan to BST designed to facilitate the financing of small and medium-sized projects.
 

Portugal: EIB signs a EUR 150 million loan with CGD to support SMEs and midcaps

  •  Release date: 29/06/2017
The EIB will grant a EUR 300 million loan to Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD) to facilitate financing of small and medium-sized investment projects implemented by Portuguese SMEs and midcaps. Part of this loan will also be aimed at funding projects of public entities and other promoters in sectors including health, education and energy and also to finance public service facilities. The first EUR 150 million tranche of the agreement was signed today in Lisbon by EIB Vice-President Román Escolano and CGD’s CEO Paulo Macedo and CFO José Brito.  
 

Ethiopia: EIB confirms support for 6 billion Birr private enterprise financing programme

  •  Release date: 29/06/2017
Small business across Ethiopia will benefit from a new 6.4 billion Birr (EUR 247 million) lending and leasing programme to be managed by the Development Bank of Ethiopia announced in Addis Ababa earlier today. The new initiative backed by the EIB and World Bank represents the first international support in the Ethiopian financial sector and the European Investment Bank’s largest ever engagement in Ethiopia. The new initiative will back financing for local companies by Ethiopian microfinance institutions, commercial banks and leasing firms.
 

Spain: EIB and Bankoa Crédit Agricole join forces to provide EUR 150 million for SMEs

  •  Release date: 28/06/2017
The EIB and Bankoa are providing EUR 150 million to finance the investments of SMEs (firms with up to 250 employees) and midcaps (firms with up to 3,000 employees). Under an agreement signed by the two institutions, the EIB will grant Bankoa a EUR 75 million loan, which the Basque bank will match with a EUR 75 million contribution of its own. The agreement was signed in Donostia-San Sebastián today by EIB Vice-President Román Escolano and Bankoa’s CEO, Jesús Suárez. 
 

EIB Vice President to visit Ethiopia and announce largest ever engagement

  •  Release date: 28/06/2017
Later this week, from 29th to 30th June, Pim van Ballekom, Vice President of the EIB, will lead a high level delegation on his first visit to Ethiopia this year.
 

Greece: EIB activates new EUR 400m Trade Finance Facility to help boost international trade by Greek companies

  •  Release date: 28/06/2017
The EIB today activated a new EUR 400 million Trade and Export Finance guarantee facility for Greece. It will help small and medium sized Greek companies to export more, and to secure the imports they need for their growth.
 

Romania: EU bank supports expansion of Regina Maria private healthcare network

  •  Release date: 28/06/2017
The EIB is lending EUR 15 million to support the expansion of a leading private healthcare network in Romania. This agreement is backed by the guarantee of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).   
 

Poland: EIB backs growth strategy of furniture company Sits

  •  Release date: 27/06/2017
PLN 67m loan under Juncker Plan for Sit’s new production facility with the most innovative technologies available in the furniture industry
 

Spain: EIB and Iberdrola sign EUR 500 million loan for upgrading electricity grids

  •  Release date: 27/06/2017
Investment in installation of meters and expansion of smart grids in Aragón, Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, the Valencia Region, Extremadura, La Rioja, Madrid, Murcia, Galicia, Asturias, Navarre and the Basque Country.
 

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