To maintain its competitiveness, the Nordic Baltic region should make the most of its strengths: sound economic policies, knowledge-based economies and a healthy banking sector, says Henrik Normann, NIB President & CEO.
Uncertain outlooks are inhibiting investment activity and weakening economic growth. Dr Christian Ketels of Harvard Business School explains what the financial sector can do to improve the climate.
SMEs are the backbone of Nordic Baltic region's economy and the first to suffer in financial crises, says Lisbet Horslund, who conducted a study on SMEs' access to financing in the region.
While the European project faces rising scepticism, the Nordic Baltic region are yet to appreciate and utilise the potential of the Nordic cooperation model.
Minister of Finance of Lithuania, Rimantas Šadžius, says NIB's main task is to fill gaps in the financial markets. He encourages NIB to intensify its lending to the SME sector.
A recent report by the research network BalticSTERN shows that people around the Baltic Sea are willing to take on the cost of the Baltic Sea Action Plan. “People obviously share a clear view that the the environmental status of the sea must be improved,” says Siv Ericsdotter, head of the network secreatariat, in this interview.
The Nordic countries have set targets to cut carbon emissions by 85% by 2050. The study Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives assesses the targets as quite realistic and gives a detailed account of what needs to be done for it.
In December 2012, NIB agreed a loan for revamping wastewater treatment plants in Belarus. Mikhail Durkin of HELCOM explains the significance of the expected improvements for the Baltic Sea region.
Joe Wright, Senior Director and Head of NIB’s Transaction & Portfolio Management, elaborates on the various aspects of the public-private partnership (PPP) model.
As Chief Compliance Officer, Per Eldar Søvik's task is to make sure that NIB adheres to the best practice of accountability, transparency and business ethics.
NIB has opened a loan programme for small and medium-sized enterprises in eastern, northern and central Finland.
18 Jun 2013
The financial information on the period of January-April 2013 is now available.
17 Jun 2013
NIB has signed a loan agreement with Helgeland Veiutvikling AS to finance a record long road tunnel in Helgeland, northern Norway.
14 Jun 2013