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Private Sector Financing Activities
20 January 2016ADB receives best multilateral institution for trade finance award
Global Finance magazine awarded ADB the Best Multilateral Institution for Trade Finance at a Bankers Association for Finance and Trade conference on 20 January in Paris. ADB's Trade Finance Program won the award based on Global Finance's survey of its readers and interviews with market participants. ERO Representative Debra Kertzman accepted the award on behalf of ADB. In this Asian Development Blog post, ADB's Head of Trade Finance Steven Beck shares the good news of ADB earning this new recognition. He also shares his assessment of TFP’s performance in the past year and looks forward to tackling 2016 challenges.
13 January 2016Loan agreement signed to expand financing for Sri Lanka MSMEs
ADB and LOLC Finance, one of Sri Lanka's leading non-bank financing institutions, on 13 January in Dubai signed a $69 million loan agreement and a B-loan of $39 million from commercial banks to expand funding to micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Monisha Hermans and Bart Raemaekers of ADB's Private Sector Operations Department and Ishara Nanayakkara of LOLC signed the agreement. Read the news release.
6 January 2016ADB-funded Mactan-Cebu airport project wins transport deal award
The Mactan-Cebu International Passenger Terminal Project received the Asia-Pacific Transport Deal 2015 award from Thomson Reuters' Project Finance International magazine. The project is the first successful airport public-private partnership project in the Philippines and has become a model for other airport PPP transactions; and will boost passenger traffic and support inclusive growth. The project financing consists of a mix of local and offshore sources led by BDO and ADB. The contract was awarded to the consortium of GMR and Megawide.
1 December 2015ADB trade finance training for Pacific banks
The Trade Finance Program held a training seminar on 1-3 December in Nadi, Fiji. A total of 44 bankers, representing 18 Pacific banks from across 12 Pacific countries, joined the event. The Trade Finance Program fills market gaps for trade finance by providing guarantees and loans to banks to support trade.
9 November 2015ADB supports 150mw wind farm project in the Philippines
ADB signed a financing agreement of up to $20 million to support the largest wind farm project in the Philippines. The wind farm, developed by Energy Development Corporation, paved the way for renewable energy development projects in the country aimed at helping the Philippine government achieve energy sustainability, security, and diversification. Read the news release.
22 October 2015ADB and Bai Tushum Bank sign $10 million loan for MSMEs in Kyrgyz Republic
ADB and Bai Tushum Bank (BTB) have signed an agreement for a $10 million loan to help boost micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Kyrgyz Republic.The loan, along with technical assistance to develop mobile banking products, will give a significant lift to this vital sector of the economy and help opening up new opportunities for small businesses in isolated communities to access financial services using mobile phones. The agreement was signed by ADB's Kyrgyz Resident Mission Country Director Rie Hiraoka and Gulnara Shamshieva, General Manager of BTB. Read the news release
6 October 2015ADB Trade Finance Program and CB Bank to support Myanmar trade
ADB's Trade Finance Program (TFP) and Cooperative Bank (CB Bank) signed an agreement that enables the TFP to provide guarantees of up to $12 million per annum in support of the trade finance operations of CB Bank. This marks the first such ADB TFP facility to assist trade finance capacity for a local bank in Myanmar. Read the news release
25 September 2015ADB wastewater reuse project in People’s Republic of China wins Deal of the Year 2015
The Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Project, an ADB project co-financed with 13 commercial banks from Australia, People's Republic of China, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, and the Netherlands, won the Project Finance of the Year 2015 from China Law & Practice Award. The project treats 600 million tons of wastewater annually to meet the grade 1A standard, which can be reused for industry cooling and urban environment purposes.
17 September 2015ADB’s client, Simpa Networks, gets Climate Solver award by WWF
ADB’s client, Simpa Networks, which offers a simple and affordable off-grid, pay-as-you-go solar energy for underserved consumers in India, was awarded the prestigious Climate Solver award by WWF India. In 2013, ADB made a $2 million equity investment to allow the company to provide better access to electricity to more than 60,000 households in rural India by 2015. See WWF's press release and video on the Simpa business model. Read ADB's news release