Newsletter February 2019



Interview with NIB's CFO

"2018 was a good year for NIB. We paid out over EUR 4 billion to our customers, which is a record amount for this Bank", says Björn Ordell, NIB's Head of Risk & Finance and CFO.

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NIB Financial Report 2018 published

NIB has published its annual Financial Report 2018. The demand for long-term financing was particularly strong for projects that improve productivity. During the year, the Bank also increased its lending to Arctic and Baltic projects, as well as to SMEs via financial intermediaries. 

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NIB in 2018: Record strong lending volumes

NIB experienced strong demand from corporate borrowers and recorded the highest lending volumes in the Bank’s history.

NIB paid out loans totalling EUR 4,047 million.

The net profit reached EUR 173 million, which was higher than planned, but lower than in the previous year due to the low interest rate environment.

The Bank’s Board of Directors is proposing to pay EUR 40 million in dividends to the Nordic and Baltic member countries.

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Finance Ministry Coalition for Climate Action meets in Helsinki

The meeting will focus on the structure of co-operation and future work priorities and is held in Helsinki 21-22 February.

"The aim is to develop a set of common principles for finance ministries’ climate action. Good practices will be discusses in areas such as environmental fiscal reform, climate-informed budgeting and planning, public investment management and mobilization of private finance", says Finland's Minister of Finance Petteri Orpo.

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NIB lists Nordic–Baltic Blue Bond on Nasdaq Nordic Sustainable Debt Market

NIB has listed its inaugural Nordic–Baltic Blue Bond for water management and protection on Nasdaq Stockholm. The listing marks the first blue bond on Nasdaq’s Nordic Sustainable Debt Market.

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Funding Highlights

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Monthly updated coverage of NIB's funding operations

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