Newsletter June 2018



Magdalena Andersson

Finance Minister of Sweden: Equal economic opportunities drive productivity

“In 2017, the Nordic Investment Bank continued to show that it is an important vehicle for promoting both productivity and sustainability. The recent explicit acknowledgement of equal economic opportunity as a driver of productivity is an important step to maintain the Bank’s relevance”, says Magdalena Andersson, Sweden’s Minister for Finance, who chaired the annual meeting of NIB’s Board of Governors in 2018. NIB Newsletter asked Ms Andersson to comment on the Bank’s annual results.

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NIB's Board of Governors

NIB’s Governors approve 2017 annual results

At its annual meeting, the Nordic Investment Bank’s Board of Governors approved the Bank’s annual accounts for 2017 and the payment of EUR 55 million as dividends to the member countries

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Interim report

Jan-Apr 2018 report published

In the first four months of the year, demand for long-term financing from member country corporate borrowers was the main driver of disbursements. The flow of deals totalled EUR 1.1 billion in new loans and EUR 1.4 billion in disbursements.

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Kaspars Abolins

Kaspars Āboliņš: Lending up on favourable demand and conscious efforts

In recent years, NIB’s lending has been growing on a strong market demand and thanks to the effort made by the Bank’s personnel, says Kaspars Āboliņš, a member of NIB’s Board of Directors for Latvia, who chaired the Board for two years until 31 May 2018. NIB Newsletter met with Mr Āboliņš shortly before the end of his term as chairman to discuss the success of the past two years and what it takes to sustain the growth.

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Green to Scale Vilnius

Scaling up Nordic climate solutions for Lithuania and Latvia

In late May, NIB participated in the presentations of the study "Green to Scale" in Vilnius and Riga. “There is no alternative to sustainability. We seek to maximise the positive impact of the projects we finance”, said Søren Mortensen, head of NIB's origination, in Vilnius.

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Ängelholm Hälsostaden

Hälsostaden Ängelholm: A new concept for hospital care in Sweden

In Ängelholm, a coastal town in southern Sweden with a population of 42,000, a new hospital building named Hälsogallerian will be opened on 12 June as part of a pilot for a new hospital concept - Hälsostaden Ängelholm.

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Climate strategies in other countries

NIB co-hosts “Climate Strategies in Other Countries” seminar

On 12 June, NIB and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences are co-hosting a seminar on national strategies of countries, such as Germany, China, UK, Canada and Sweden to achieve the climate goals, and discuss what they can learn from each other.

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Funding in 2018

Most of annual funding done by summer

Nearly 80% of the funding planned for 2018 has been raised by the summer. Even though the first months of the year are typically busy, the outcome of this year’s H1 was larger than usual.

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Funding Highlights

Funding highlights

Monthly updated coverage of NIB's funding operations

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Funding transactions


6 Jun 2018 Caruna Networks Oy EUR 150 million Finland
28 May 2018 Ellevio EUR 147 million Sweden
25 May 2018 AS LHV Pank EUR 20 million Estonia
22 May 2018 Sparebank 1 Nord-Norge EUR 104.5 million Norway
16 May 2018 Brage Finans AS EUR 18 million Norway
16 May 2018 S-ryhmän logistiikkakeskukset Oy EUR 116.5 million Finland
14 May 2018 Instoria Sweden AB EUR 85 million Sweden

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