“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.
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.
“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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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 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
A 30-year loan will finance the construction of a new central hospital of Kainuu region in eastern Finland.
27 Oct 2017
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
Husqvarna AB (Sweden) (29 Dec 2017)
Swedavia AB (Sweden) (21 Dec 2017)