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NEWSLETTER / JUNE 2013

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Nordic Baltic region: strengths and outlook

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Christian Ketels

NIB President: Nordic Baltic region should use its strengths

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.

Economist: Uncertainty fences off investments in the region

An uncertain outlook is inhibiting investment activity and weakening economic growth. In this interview, Dr Christian Ketels of Harvard Business School explains what’s behind the uncertainty and what the financial sector can do to improve the climate.

Researcher: Well-being of SMEs key for Nordic Baltic competitiveness

Small and medium-sized enterprises are the backbone of the economy of the Nordic Baltic region. SMEs are also the first to suffer in difficult times, says researcher Lisbet Horslund, who conducted a study for NIB on the SME sector's access to long-term financing.

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Business in focus

Financial results

Financial figures for January-April 2013 published

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

Download financial results Jan-Apr 2013 (66 kB)

Chr Hansen

Chr. Hansen: Food for thought

In order to retain its leading position on the bioscience market, Chr. Hansen plans to invest annually up to 7% of its sales revenue in R&D during the coming years. NIB is financing the project with a loan of EUR 75 million.

Vimmerby

Vimmerby offers “home-made” renewable heat

Known as a native town of the world-famous children's writer Astrid Lindgren, and the home to a large amusement park, Swedish Vimmerby is investing in a new biofuel plant to increase the production of "home-made" renewable heat and power.

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Funding news

Capital market

Funding in 2013: interim results, highlights and outlook

The Bank has accomplished 66% of the funding requirements for 2013. The main reason for having a big part completed early in the year was the successful issuance of a three-year USD 2 billion benchmark transaction in February.

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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

Johan Strang

Johan Strang: What’s the next big Nordic success story?

While the European project faces rising scepticism, the Nordic Baltic region are yet to appreciate and utilise the potential of its cooperation model, writes Johan Strang, researcher at the Centre for Nordic Studies, University of Helsinki.

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Agreed loans

14 Jun 2013

Helgeland Veiutvikling AS

12 Jun 2013

AB Electrolux

7 Jun 2013

City of Rovaniemi

21 May 2013

VAS Latvijas Dzelzcels

14 May 2013

DNB Bank ASA

13 May 2013

Vimmerby Energi & Miljö

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Event and publications

 

14 Oct 2013

 

  Publication of NIB's financial results of January-August 2013

 

ARw2012

Annual Review 2012

 

Highlights and figures of NIB's operations in 2012 in the Annual Review


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