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08/01/2019 - The African Development Bank Group, through its Trade Finance operations, has approved a US$14.12 million facility to support the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s membership in the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI). This is a critical and mandatory step to enable ATI commence its operations in Nigeria. Nigeria, as Africa’s largest economy, joins 14 other African countries that have already signed up to ATI membership.

Categories: Nigeria, Infrastructure, Trade Finance Program


12/04/2018 - The African Development Bank has signed a loan agreement for a soft commodity finance facility (SCFF) with the Export Trading Group (ETC). This Facility is innovatively structured as two successive loans of US $100 million, each with a tenor of up to 2 years, thus signifying the African Development Bank’s strong commitment to the promotion of agriculture in Africa.

Categories: Trade Finance Program


06/03/2018 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a US $100-million Trade Finance Line of Credit to Angola's Investment Bank (Banco Angolano de Investimentos, BAI). The funding will support international trade transactions of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and local corporates in identified transformative sectors in Angola. In addition, a number of indirect benefits from this facility are expected to accrue to BAI's subsidiaries in Cabo Verde and São Tomé and Príncipe through the strengthening of correspondent banking relationships by providing guarantees on their international trade transactions.

Categories: Angola, Trade Finance Program


29/05/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 a USD 280 million Trade Finance Package for African Export – Import Bank (Afreximbank). The facility consists of a USD 30 million equity investment, a USD 150 line of credit and a USD 100 million unfunded Risk Participation Agreement (RPA) respectively.

Categories: Economic & Financial Governance, Private Sector, Regional Integration, Trade Finance Program, Board of Directors


07/05/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Wednesday, May 7 in Tunis an unfunded US $50 million Risk Participation Agreement (RPA) with the Union de Banques Arabes et Françaises - U.B.A.F. to support trade origination capacities of African Issuing Banks. The facility will help address critical shortfall in commercial financing for trade in Africa and is expected to benefit such vital economic sectors such as agribusiness and light manufacturing.

Categories: Economic & Financial Governance, Partnerships, Private Sector, Trade Finance Program, Board of Directors


30/04/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Wednesday, April 30 in Tunis an unfunded €40-million Risk Participation Agreement (RPA) with BNP Paribas to support the trade finance activities of African issuing banks. The facility will help address critical market demand for trade finance in Africa by supporting trade in vital economic sectors such as agribusiness and manufacturing. Moreover, it will foster financial sector development and regional integration, and contribute to government revenue generation.

Categories: Regional Integration, Economic & Financial Governance, Private Sector, Trade Finance Program, Board of Directors


24/04/2014 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 an unfunded US $50 million Risk Participation Agreement (RPA) with Commercial International Bank (Egypt) S.A.E. (CIB) to support trade transactions originated by issuing banks in Africa. The facility will help address critical market demand for trade finance in Africa by providing support for trade in vital economic sectors such as agribusiness and manufacturing. Moreover, it will foster financial sector development and regional integration, and contribute to government revenue generation.

Categories: Egypt, Private Sector, Employment, Regional Integration, Economic & Financial Governance, Trade Finance Program, Board of Directors


11/12/2013 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Wednesday, December 11 a US $20 million Trade Finance Line of Credit for the Company for Habitat and Housing in Africa/Shelter Afrique (SHAF) to boost the availability of Trade Finance (TF) instruments to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) involved in real estate and construction related activities in Africa.

Categories: Economic & Financial Governance, Regional Integration, Trade Finance Program, Private Sector, Employment


02/10/2013 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Wednesday, October 2, a financial package consisting of US $20 million in additional equity and a US $50-million line of credit (LOC) to finance projects in the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (PTA Bank) member states.

Categories: Economic & Financial Governance, Regional Integration, Private Sector, Trade Finance Program, ADF, Board of Directors


25/07/2013 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Wednesday, July 24, an unfunded US $50-million Risk Participation Agreement (RPA) between the AfDB and Citibank NA (Citi) to support trade transactions originated by issuing banks in Africa. The facility will help address critical market demand for trade finance in Africa by providing support for trade in vital economic sectors such as agribusiness and manufacturing. Moreover, it will foster financial sector development and regional integration, and contribute to government revenue generation

Categories: Private Sector, Economic & Financial Governance, Partnerships, Regional Integration, Trade Finance Program, Board of Directors


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