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  • 10 July 2013
  • EDFI and Interact AGMs in Madrid; EDFI participates to the OECD report on Perspectives for Global Development 201; The European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI) provide €100 million additional funding to the INTERACT CLIMATE CHANGE FACILITY to finance climate change and energy efficiency projects.; New Danish Climate Investment Fund; SIFEM, DEG and FMO co-invest in Falcon House Partners Indonesia Fund I; SOFID finances a project in Mozambique to boost domestic production of chicken meat; COFIDES provides fundig for the expansion of J. JUAN’s production plant in China; Norfund buys out CDC in Ugandan bank DFCU; FMO invests in APM Terminals Callao in Peru; CDC signs agreement with Standard Chartered to help boost trade finance for businesses in Africa and South Asia; Central Africa SME Fund reaches final close at USD 19 million, with the participation of FMO; Norfund mobilizes first Norwegian institutional investor for direct investment in Africa; UK Development Finance Institution Reports Annual Results Including Highest-Ever Level of Jobs and Businesses Supported; COFIDES finances TECVASA activities in Santo Domingo.

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  • Newsletter 24- January 2013

  • 31 January 2013
  • Contributing to Creating More and Better Job: joint communiqué of 13 EDFI members and other IFIs;  FMO partners with AFC to launch early stage project development facility in Sub- Saharan Africa; Successful exit from Accion fun;  Cofides finances the expansion of Rinder Group in India; DEG: EUR 25m for food production in Paraguay; New greenfield microfinance institution launched in Karachi; TECNOCOM settles in Dominican Republic with COFIDES support; FMO helped finance a new mercury waste processing plant in Thailand.


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  • Newsletter 20 - January 2012

  • 24 January 2012
  • DEG and OeEB deepen their cooperation; Celebration of the 40th anniversary of BMI-SBI in the prestigious “Egmont Palace”; FMO, Swedfund, DEG, BIO joint investment in Addax Bioenergy, Sierra Leone; Swedfund Appoints Anders Craft Acting Managing Director and Hires Six Investment Staff; FMO and Proparco make their  first investment in photovoltaics; SOFID helps SISIL in providing cooling systems to Mozambique; Norfund Ready to move into “fragile states”: Myanmar and South-Sudan; FMO hosts conference on boosting investments in sustainable forestry and forest carbon; Cofides activities grew by over 17% in 2011; Swedfund Receives Capital Injection; FMO finances Tbilisi housing project; FMO, Proparco and DEG make 70 million US-dollars available to Base Titanium Ltd., a natural resource project in Kenya; Plastics alt camp reinforces its international activity with COFIDES financial support

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  • Newsletter 23 - December 2012

  • 10 December 2012
    1  FMO, BIO and Proparco finance a USD 55.5 million syndicated facility for LOMC in Sri Lanka  2 Swedfund, Ifu, Finnfund and Norfund: Nordic Development Finance Institutions invest in Norsad Finance  limited 2 DEG: 50 years of successful private-sector promotion in developing and emerging-market countries 4 Swedfund participates in UN Global Compact and the UN Principles for Responsible Investment: UN PRI 5 Sbi-Bmi co-finances the first rendering plant in Serbia  5 FMO: Central Bank of Nigeria implements sustainable banking principles 6  Cofides will finance Grupo Fuertes’ expansion in Russia 7 Norfund opens new office in Maputo  7 CDC: dfid impact fund – a request for proposals  8 Finnfund: SaraRasa pioneers pellet production in Indonesia   9 DEG: Successful development through the private sector

  • Newsletter 22 - September 2012

  • 12 September 2012
    1 Sweden Ghana Medical Centre in Accra officially inaugurated 2 Pacadar consolidates its expansion in Panama with Cofides 2 BIO commits USD 5 million to ARREND  3  OeEB Development Report 2011  3 Simest: new  Chairman  and Board of Directors 4 FMO and Fairview introduce fund of funds for Africa   4 FMO issues USD 41.3 million 6-year Sustainability Bonds  5 Establishment of Masolivergrup in the Dominican Republic with  Cofides financing 5 Proparco supports financing for energy efficiency and clean energy projects in Turkey 6 BIO: “One Laptop per Child”   7 FMO, DEG, Proparco: USD 330 million in loans for  Takoradi2 project

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  • Newsletter 21 - May 2012

  • 15 May 2012

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  • Newsletter 12 - September 2009

  • 30 September 2009
  • Norfund Diversified its energy portfolio, COFIDES Acts to enhance SMEs, Improving water supply in Amman, Proparco’s new magazine,  PRECAS concrete element producer rides building boom to India,  Improving Ghanian access to mobile telecommunications, FMO disburses a US$ 20 million loan to Grupo Supervielle (AR), FMO releases restyled Upsides Magazine, FMO’s Ceo comments on semi-annual accounts, New IFU office in Ghana, Development finance institutions in demand in times of crises, DEG promotes production of basic food in Zambia, COFIDES strengthens support to SMEs during the crisis, appointments and news.

  • Newsletter 10 - March 2009

  • 15 March 2009
  • DEG new business in 2008, Cofides joins the Aldesa-led consortium, Proparco and DEG support the Polona Hotel rehabilitation, FMO to the World's firest clean compost plan in Bangladesh, CDC commits USD 40M to Indian Fund focussing on developing SMEs.

  • Newsletter 14 - March 2010

  • 18 March 2010
  • BIO commits EUR 6 million to Asian Renewable Energy Fund, FMO’s 40th Anniversary, FMO Invests in Indian Slum Rehabilitation, FMO signs MOU for enhanced Partnership in Africa, DEG participates in Indonesian life assurance company, Schwenk company to open cement works in Africa,  DEG—New business 2009, DEG: new business in Africa at record high, OeEB: Funding infrastructure investmens in Latin America and the Caribbean, COFIDES: ISOLUX-CORSAN Expands the Indian North-South corridor, Esteve Quimica Expands in China, COFIDES reaches record in approvals and portfolio, PROPARCO: 4th issue of Private Sector and Development, CDC makes first DFI investment in Sierra Leone, FINNFUND’s new Director for Admnistration.

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  • Newsletter 13 - December 2009

  • 15 December 2009
  • Norfund signs agreement on the establishment of East Africa 1st venture capital fund, measuring the development effects of CDD's investment, FMO introduces e-learning toolkit for MFIs, Africa: the growth continent for private equity, Cofides in Chile and Peru, Proparco: Third issue of private sector and development, the growing role of DFIs in international development policy, AA+ rating for OeEb, OeEB receives award for sustainability reporting, EDFI members endorse ILPA private equity principles.

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