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EBRD launches GEFF in Armenia to support SMEs

The EBRD has launched a new Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) in Armenia that will support SMEs in funding investments in green technologies

OPIC signs loan for Africa telecoms

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and pan-African communications developer Africell Holdings have signed a $100 million loan to expand access to telecoms in Africa

New BNDES president confirmed

World Bank’s managing director and bank group CFO, Joaquim Levy, has been officially confirmed as president of the Brazilian development bank BNDES

EIB approves support for projects and businesses

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved €6 billion ($7 billion) support for transport, health and energy projects, as well as small businesses

Aenergy and AfDB sign energy agreements

Angolan energy and transport developer Aenergy has signed two agreements with the African Development Bank (AfDB) for energy-related projects in Angola, Cameroon and Ghana

BNDES to finance Brazil's BR-135

Brazilian roads concessionaire EcoRodovias is about to close a loan of around R1 billion ($267 million) to finance the BR-135 road

Advisers sought for Bahrain-Saudi causeway

The King Fahd Causeway Authority (KFCA) has invited bids for the transaction advisory services on the interim stage of the $4 billion, 25km King Hamad Causeway project, the second bridge connecting Bahrain and Saudi Arabia

UKEF signs guarantee for Angolan transmission

The UK's export credit agency UK Export Finance (UKEF) has signed a loan guarantee to support a €70 million ($78.9 million) loan issued by Angola's Ministry of Finance to construct and upgrade two power substations in the country

FID for Pilgangoora mine stage 2

Australia-listed Pilbara Minerals has endorsed the stage 2 expansion project for its 100% owned Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia's Pilbara region

Afrexim and CDC sign risk participation deal

Egypt-based trade and development bank Afreximbank and UK government-owned development finance institution CDC Group have signed a risk participation agreement

BNP Paribas latest bank to complete Voltron transaction

BNP Paribas has become the third bank to complete a fully-digitised trade transaction on the Voltron blockchain platform, supporting Rio Tinto’s bulk shipment of iron ore to client Cargill

TDB joins Power Africa programme

The Eastern and Southern African Trade Development Bank (TDB) has signed a MoU with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to take part in the Power Africa initiative

Kinshasa-Brazzaville bridge project launched

The governments of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo have signed an agreement with the African Development Bank and Africa50 to develop and finance a $550 million, 1,575km rail-road toll bridge between their capital cities

EGP reaches financial close on Midelt wind

An Enel-led consortium has reached financial close on the $262.8 million, 180MW Midelt Wind Farm in Morocco

EBRD considers green facilities for Uzbek institutions

The board of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is expected to discuss on 12 December two proposals to provide a total of $65 million in environmentally friendly facilities to financial institutions in Uzbekistan

India to support Zimbabwe's Hwange power plant

India's government has announced a $310 million line of credit for the 920MW Hwange thermal power station in north western Zimbabwe to extend the life cycle of the coal-fired power plant

IFC considers debt for FRV's Mexico solar

The International Finance Corporation is considering lending on Saudi-owned Fotowatio Renewable Ventures' debt package for its 270MW Potrero solar project in Mexico

KfW invests in Nigeria's InfraCredit

Germany’s KfW has signed a 10-year, €31 million subordinated unsecured capital investment in InfraCredit to promote infrastructure investment in Nigeria

Former Berne Union SG joins UKEF board

Leading export finance professional Kimberly Wiehl has joined the board of the UK Export Finance as a non-executive member