Newsletter September 2018



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5G builds the future of Nordic-Baltic cooperation

Fifth generation (5G) cellular technology is estimated to create millions of jobs and trillions in economic benefits. 5G developers around the world strive for early deployment, and the Nordic-Baltic countries are frontrunners in what may become a global transformation. Better device-to-device and massive machine communication will bring self-driving cars, industrial automation and other advancements.

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Port of Ystad: where the Nordics meet Central Europe

Each year, up to 1 billion tons of cargo and 50 million passengers travel through the Baltic Sea, making it one of the world’s busiest maritime regions. The Port of Ystad on Sweden’s Baltic coast is now expanding its infrastructure to strengthen one of Europe’s most important transport connections.

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NIB and Georgia sign framework agreement

The agreement on financial cooperation paves the way for NIB to finance projects in the Republic of Georgia. Minister of Finance Nikoloz Gagua of Georgia and NIB’s President & CEO Henrik Normann signed the agreement in Tblisi on 4 July 2018.

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NIB at Arendalsuka 2018

Ms Hilde Kjelsberg, Vice-President, Head of Credit and Analysis, says "NIB is of course ready to contribute with our insights and expertise” to a proposed Nordic climate summit with key players to define and develop greener financial markets in the Nordic countries.

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Passionate about ice

“Ice hockey is a game of anticipation. If you cannot anticipate or prepare for something unusual from the opposition, then you cannot become a champion. It is the same with climate change, you have to fight and prepare before it is too late”, said Viacheslav Fetisov, legendary Russian ice hockey player and UN Environment Patron for Polar Regions to NIB Newsletter.

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31 Aug 2018 Sparebanken Sør EUR 105 million Norway
3 Jul 2018 Oulun Energia EUR 100 million Finland
2 Jul 2018 Municipality of Ystad EUR 47.84 million Sweden
29 Jun 2018 Turun Seudun Puhdistamo Oy EUR 15 million Finland
19 Jun 2018 Danish Crown A/S EUR 100 million Denmark
6 Jun 2018 City of Jyväskylä EUR 20 million Finland

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