EBRD expands listed SME support to the Baltic states

The FINANCIAL — Following the successful launch of its dedicated research programme in May in support of the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is expanding the initiative to the Baltic states. Based on an…

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EBRD provides €15 mln loan to ProCredit Bank Macedonia

The FINANCIAL — A loan of up to €15 million by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to ProCredit Bank Macedonia (PCBM) will help local micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in North Macedonia to cope with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. The EBRD…

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Emerging economies at crossroads as state role set to grow in wake of Covid-19

The FINANCIAL — As the coronavirus pandemic sparks calls for more state intervention, emerging economies face tough choices to determine whether an increased role for government will have positive or negative long-term consequences. The latest Transition Report from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)…

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Split to become new Barcelona

The FINANCIAL — The coronavirus pandemic has hit the global tourism industry particularly hard. Covid-19 will change tourism, but will not end it. The human desire to explore will remain insatiable. One of the lessons to draw from the current crisis is how to…

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EBRD e-training helps make road design greener

The FINANCIAL — Engineers designing and building roads in the EBRD regions are, through exposure to EBRD projects, finding out more about both how to incorporate international best practice in road safety into their work and, most recently, in climate resilience too. “Talking about climate resilience in…

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EBRD approves €20 million loan to Banca Intesa Beograd

The FINANCIAL — A loan of up to €20 million by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to Banca Intesa Beograd will help businesses and municipalities in Serbia to cope with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. The EBRD funds will address the liquidity needs…

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EBRD and Raiffeisen Bank BIH to support women in business

The FINANCIAL — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Raiffeisen Bank BiH are joining forces to support women-led enterprises in Bosnia and Herzegovina with a credit line of up to €2 million. The funds will be on-lent to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises…

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EBRD acquires stake in Adriatic Metals

The FINANCIAL — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has acquired a 2.62 per cent stake in Adriatic Metals PLC to support development of the Vareš silver project in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Bank’s investment of GBP 6.2 million (€6.62 million…

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EBRD’s Ukraine Public Transport Framework reaches important milestone

The FINANCIAL — Over six million inhabitants of 12 cities in Ukraine are benefiting from better and more comfortable public transport thanks to the introduction of almost 400 new trolleybuses financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The modern, low-floor, energy-efficient…

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EBRD approved new 5-year strategy for Greece

The FINANCIAL — (EBRD) has approved a new strategy for Greece , which will guide the Bank’s investment and policy engagement in the country during the next five years. The EBRD’s work will include measures in response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis and efforts to support economic recovery.…

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EBRD finances energy efficiency improvements in Dnipro public buildings

The FINANCIAL — The central Ukrainian city of Dnipro will improve the energy efficiency of public buildings thanks to a €25 million loan by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to the municipal energy management company Dniprovska Municipalna Energoservisna Kompanya. The loan…

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