20 May 2020
EUR 64.5 million
Industries and services
NIB and the Republic of Latvia have signed a 10-year loan agreement of EUR 500 million to finance additional government expenditures from mitigating the impact of the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.
The Covid-19 mitigation loan will cover a part of Latvia’s increased expenditures, primarily:
“The Latvian Government is working on a fiscal stimulus package and developing financial instruments to support business sectors with the largest and immediate needs. We have already done much, but the work to contain the virus and measures to cope with consequences continues, therefore additional financing is needed and will be required. We are determined to invest fund purposely and closely monitor that at the end it brings expected results, including the necessary support to businesses and people,” says Minister of Finance, Jānis Reirs.
As the international financial institution of the Nordic and Baltic countries, NIB finances projects that improve the productivity and benefit the environment of the region. The Bank also has a stabilising role during economic crisis.
“The loan from NIB will finance the required support measures to the business activities in affected sectors in the forms of loans, capital injections or payment reliefs,” says Henrik Normann, President & CEO of NIB.
Earlier, NIB has signed similar loans with the Republic of Estonia and the Republic of Lithuania. The Bank has also issued its inaugural EUR 1 billion NIB Response Bond, as well as SEK 4 billion NIB Response Bond, and will use the proceeds to finance projects that alleviate the social and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on NIB’s member countries.
You can read about NIB’s responses to the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic on NIB’s website www.nib.int.
NIB is an international financial institution owned by eight member countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden. The Bank finances private and public projects in and outside the member countries. NIB has the highest possible credit rating, AAA/Aaa, with the leading rating agencies Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s.
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