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Cases and feature stories

Cases and feature stories

Valmet: a powerhouse of Finnish bioeconomy

4 May 2015

“Customers’ demands for higher productivity and eco-efficiency are the main drivers behind Valmet’s R&D programme”, says Jouko Yli-Kauppila, Vice President of Intellectual Property Rights at Valmet.

Funding in early 2015: Global appeal

30 Apr 2015

During the first quarter of the year, NIB carried out eight funding transactions and raised EUR 2.1 billion. The popularity of NIB’s annual USD benchmark shows that NIB’s name has global appeal.

Swedish Space Corporation: An arctic gateway to space

23 Apr 2015

“When it’s finalised, Esrange will be the most advanced space centre in Europe with cutting edge technology”, says Åse Lagerqvist, Vice President of Swedish Space Corporation. The NIB Newsletter visited the site.

Ring Road III: Safer traffic in larger Helsinki

22 Apr 2015

Ring Road III, the busiest highways in Finland, is being developed in order to improve the safety of the traffic. In the five past years, the city of Vantaa has received two loans from NIB for this project, totalling EUR 94 million.

NIB concludes a strategy review: More flexibility in lending

10 Mar 2015

The present business model remains the foundation for NIB's operations whereas lending will be broadened to increase flexibility and stay relevant for the Nordic and Baltic countries.

Optia: Demand for loan programmes surprisingly high

3 Mar 2015

The demand for SME financing to increase production capacities is strong in Finland, and a NIB loan enables well-planned investments, says Kalevi Hilli, head of Säästöpankki Optia.

Latvian Railway opens second track on east–west link

25 Feb 2015

A second track on the Skriveri–Krustpils section corridor will increase the safety and double the throughput capacity of the east–west railway in Latvia.

Isavia CEO: Iceland airport expansion signals brighter future

9 Feb 2015

Iceland is investing in the capacity of its main international airport. Expanding the infrastructure signals growth in key economic sectors, says Bjorn Oli Hauksson, CEO of Isavia.

NIB targets EUR 3.5 billion funding in 2015

2 Feb 2015

In 2015, NIB expects to raise about EUR 3.5 billion. As in previous years, the timing of transactions and activities in different markets will play a crucial in for the success of the programme.

GN Store Nord: We make life sound better

29 Jan 2015

“Our R&D never stops. There is still a lot to do on the hearing aids”, says Michael Bjergby of GN, a Denmark-based global leader in hearing aids and accessories. With a EUR 75 million loan, NIB is co-financing the company’s R&D investment.



NIB co-hosts Nordic Finance Day COP23 on 14 November

NIB is co-hosting the Nordic Finance Day on 14 November at the UN Climate Summit COP23 in Bonn, Germany. The programme is being held at the Nordic Pavilion.

1 Nov 2017

NIB funds new hospital in Kainuu, eastern Finland

A 30-year loan will finance the construction of a new central hospital of Kainuu region in eastern Finland.

27 Oct 2017

NIB finances extension to North Karelia central hospital in eastern Finland

A loan to the local authority for North Karelian social and health care services will finance an extension to a regional hospital to help facilitate more efficient use of the available resources.

24 Oct 2017