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NEWSLETTER / JUNE 2012

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Connecting Europe—Smart and Green Partnerships

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Koskenkyla Kotka

NIB President: More tools needed for infrastructure financing

In a situation where both public and private long-term money is scarce, a wider variety of tools is needed to mobilise capital for infrastructure projects. PPPs could play a greater role to in filling the gap, said NIB President Henrik Normann at the Baltic Development Forum Summit in Copenhagen.

Koskenkylä–Kotka motorway in Finland: Infrastructure for the future

NIB finances the construction of a Koskenkylä-Kotka 50-kilometre stretch on the E18 corridor between west coast of Finland and the Russian border. The road is being built using a public-private partnership model. This is already the third PPP road construction in Finland co-financed with a NIB loan.

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Thomas Wrangdahl

Thomas Wrangdahl appointed new Head of Lending at NIB

Thomas Wrangdahl from Sweden has been appointed First Vice-President and Head of Lending at NIB. He will be a member of the Management Committee and responsible for NIB’s lending operations both in and outside the Bank’s member countries. Mr Wrangdahl will take up his appointment on 1 September 2012.

CLEERE

NIB expands CLEERE facility to EUR 4 billion

The Bank has decided to earmark EUR 1 billion to continue loan allocation under its Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (CLEERE) lending facility.

financial report

Financial figures for January-April 2012 published

The 4-month (unaudited) results are available on the Bank's website. The communication includes a key data summary, the NIB President's comments, and results in tables, which are also available for download in the PDF format.

Download financial results Jan-Apr 2012 (67 kB)

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Business in focus

Haldor Topsøe

Haldor Topsøe: Make science

earn money

Success in a catalyst business is all about fundamental research. It’s the science that earns money, says Dr Haldor Topsøe, chairman of Haldor Topsøe A/S, which has signed a loan agreement with NIB. The 99-year-old doyen of the Danish business community has given an interview to the NIB Newsletter.

Lith rail

NIB-funded investments to help boost railway transit in Lithuania

A new loan to Lithuania’s state-owned railway company will help modernise the country’s railway infrastructure. The investment programme includes the renewal of parts of Trans-European rail corridors passing through Lithuania and linking Belarus and Ukraine to the port of Klaipeda on the Baltic Sea.

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Funding news

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Funding highlights  

Monthly updated coverage of NIB's funding operations: funding targets, reports on transactions and graphs.

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Interviews and opinions

Juhana Vartiainen

Juhana Vartiainen: Incentives to work must be sharpened

Present demographic trend signals major challenges to the Nordic model. Juhana Vartiainen, new Director General of the Government Institute for Economic Research in Finland, says the rapidly ageing population makes it imperative for people to work longer and governments to cut in social welfare benefits.

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Agreed loans

12 Jun 2012

AB Lietuvos gelezinkeliai

11 Jun 2012

Haldor Topsøe A/S

31 May 2012

Tranås Stadshus AB

14 May 2012

Kymenlaakson Sähköverkko Oy

10 May 2012

Axis Bank Limited

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Publications and events

18-19 Jun 2012

NIB President at the Baltic Development Forum Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark

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