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Boost Africa - empowering young African entrepreneurs

Africa microfinance: Access the Power
The EU bank African microfinance loans back more than 1.5 million businesses. Read how Phyllis Muthoni was able to “make a nice profit” on her cosmetics store.

Jordan climate project: The solar wheel of fortune
Smart regulation from the Jordanian government attracts investments in Catalyst MENA, an innovative renewable energy fund. 

Boost Africa - empowering young African entrepreneurs
A new EIB programme for venture capital counters Africa’s brain drain by unlocking the entrepreneurial power of the continent’s young people.

Investment barriers: How to bring them down across Europe
  Investment Plan for Europe at a glance  

Greece EFSI: When it is most needed
Greeks were the ancient world's most inventive thinkers. The Investment Plan for Europe helps today's Greeks meet the challenge of innovation

EFSI dashboard
The European Fund for Strategic Investments is delivering concrete results, encouraging a sustainable increase in the low investment levels in Europe after the financial crisis.

Investment barriers: How to bring them down across Europe
The Investment Plan for Europe isn’t just about the EIB’s EFSI deals. Regulatory reform is a major pillar. A new EIB report shows the impact of barriers to investment and details some smart ways to resolve them.

Breaking ground for innovative businesses in Iceland
  The European Investment Fund at A glance  

Breaking ground for innovative businesses in Iceland 
Iceland’s innovators will get a boost from a EUR 107 million guarantee for Arion Bank.

Slumbersack – sweet dreams are made of this
A German single mum increased her sales to £3.5 million from £580,000 in just four years, transforming Slumbersack into one of the largest children’s sleeping bag manufacturers.

InnovFin Equity – tailored products for companies in their early stage phases
Everyone likes disruptive early-stage tech companies—until they ask for investment. So the EIF is expanding its expertise as a specialist provider of risk finance to these businesses, which often find it hard to raise financing.

Africa education: The future of the fastest-growing continent
  Highlights from the EIB DECEmber Board  
  upcoming events  
EIB Lunch Dialogue   Brussels   11 Jan
EIB Group Annual Press Conference   Brussels   12 Jan
World Economic Forum   Davos   17-20 Jan
TEN-T Seminar   Luxembourg   18 Jan
Official Opening of the EIB Regional office for South Asia   New Delhi   20 Jan
InnovFin event   Prague   27 Jan
EIB Board of Directors Seminar with Civil Society   Luxembourg   30 Jan
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