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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.
06/10/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has released its second Trade Finance in Africa survey report: “Trade Finance in Africa: Overcoming Challenges”. Building on the findings of the maiden 2013 survey, this new report (covering the period 2013–2014) goes even further to gauge other aspects of bank-intermediated trade finance, such as the challenges encountered by SMEs and first time trade finance clients. The report is therefore based on the combined data from the 2013 and 2015 surveys.
13/04/2017 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a US $18.15 million facility to the Government of South Sudan (GRSS), to assist the country with the required resources for its African Trade Insurance (ATI) and Trade & Development Bank (TDB) (formerly known as PTA Bank) membership application. This is a critical step and a prerequisite for the respective institutions to commence their operations within South Sudan.
30/03/2017 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Wednesday, May 29, 2017 a USD 450 million Trade Finance Package for the African Export–Import Bank (Afreximbank). The facility consists of a 3-year USD 150 million unfunded Risk Participation Agreement (guarantees) and a 4-year USD 300 million Trade Finance Line of Credit. This composite facility will help to expand Afreximbank’s risk bearing capacity for the confirmation of letters of credit and to support more trade through the provision of increased liquidity to local financial institutions and corporates in Africa.
Categories: Trade Finance Program
28/02/2017 - La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) et la Banque de l’Habitat (BH) ont signé, le 27 février 2017 à Tunis, l’accord de prêt préalable à l’octroi d’une ligne de crédit de 60 millions d’euros, destinée au financement des PME tunisiennes. Cette ligne de crédit devrait a à redynamiser les échanges économiques et commerciaux de la BH ; mais aussi soutenir la croissance de cet établissement bancaire sur le marché tunisien et renforcer sa présence en Afrique.
09/02/2017 - The New Partnership for Africa’s Development Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) has continued to support African countries to strengthen regional infrastructure connectivity by providing grants for project preparation and development for complex, cross-border regional infrastructure projects in energy, transport, ICT and trans-boundary water. This directly supports Africa’s integration and industrialization efforts as well as trade in goods and services and helps to improve the quality of lives of Africans by improving access to infrastructure services – electricity, transport, communications and water.