Vnesheconombank Chairman Vladimir Dmitriev Participates in the 2nd Russian-Ukrainian Interregional Economic Forum

19 october 2011 года
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Vnesheconombank Chairman Vladimir Dmitriev took part in the 2nd Russian-Ukrainian Interregional Economic Forum with the participation of Russian and Ukrainian heads of state in the city of Donetsk (Ukraine).

The Forum’s participants focused on discussing the current state and prospects of border, interregional scientific and technical cooperation and Russian-Ukrainian cooperation in the production sector. The Forum’s participants gave high priority to Russian-Ukrainian cooperation in providing support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

In the course of the Forum in the presence of Russian President D. Medvedev and Ukrainian President V. Yanukovich, State Corporation ‘Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)’and OJSC SME Bank and the Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (UUIE) entered into an Agreement on Cooperation in Providing Support for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises.

From the Russian side the Agreement was signed by Vnesheconombank Chairman Vladimir Dmitriev and SME Bank Board Director Sergei Kryukov and from the Ukrainian side – by UUIE President Anatoly Kinakh.

This Agreement was signed to promote the development of Ukraine’s small and medium-sized enterprises through introducing advanced mechanisms for supporting SMEs and using the two countries’ business experience in this sector. The parties identified the following high-priority lines of cooperation:

  • providing consulting support for the Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs  by the Russian side in drafting Ukraine’s legislation on supporting SMEs with the use of positive experience of Russia and other countries;
  • providing information and consulting support for Ukraine’s SMEs with the use of SME Bank’s expertise;
  • rendering assistance to Ukraine’s and Russia’s SMEs among other things with the use of SME Bank’s experience in implementing innovative and high-technology projects designed to modernize production facilities;
  • sharing experience in creating and promoting infrastructure entities to support SMEs in Ukraine and Russia (innovation technology centers, leasing companies, business incubators, micro-financing institutions);
  • exchanging information on developing SMEs in Ukraine and Russia.

In the two sides’ opinion, this Agreement’s implementation would make it possible to expand cooperation between the two countries, boost SMEs role in promoting economic growth in Ukraine and Russia, create new jobs, address social problems, step up innovation activity and develop business culture.

 

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Contact person: Ekaterina Karasina
Phone: +7 (495) 608-46-93, Fax: +7 (499) 975-21-34
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Vnesheconombank Holds Round-Table Discussion on Providing Support for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

18 october 2011 года
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A round-table discussion on Russian-Ukrainian cooperation in providing support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) was held in the city of Donetsk in the course of the 2nd Russian-Ukrainian Interregional Economic Forum with the participation of Russian and Ukrainian heads of state.

The round-table discussion was organized by Vnesheconombank together with the Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (UUIE) and the Donetsk Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Board Member-Vnesheconombank Deputy Chairman Mikhail Kopeikin and Board Chairman of the Donetsk UUIE Regional Department Oleg Rogoza acted as moderators of the round-table discussion.

In attendance of the round-table discussion were representatives of the banking community including Vnesheconombank’s subsidiary banks, Ukraine’s and Russia’s non-government organizations as well as heads of Ukraine’s executive government authorities.

The round-table discussion’s participants discussed Russian-Ukrainian cooperation in providing support for SMEs among other things at a regional level as well as mechanisms for supporting innovative SMEs.

As a result of the round-table discussion a decision was made on the need to undertake joint efforts to introduce positive experience in providing the state’s support for SMEs including sharing information, providing consulting support as well as establishing cooperation at the level of banks, UUIE and RUIE, regional chambers of commerce and industry, sectoral non-government organizations of Ukraine and Russia.

 

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Contact person: Ekaterina Karasina
Phone: +7 (495) 608-43-96, Fax: +7 (499) 975-21-34
E-mail: press@veb.ru

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Vnesheconombank to Extend Credit for the Construction of Poultry Producing and Processing Integrated Facility

18 october 2011 года
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State Corporation ‘Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)’ and LLC EuroBio-Tech entered into a Credit Agreement.

On behalf of Vnesheconombank the Agreement was signed by Board Member-Vnesheconombank Deputy Chairman Anatoly Ballo and on behalf of LLC EuroBio-Tech – by Director General Alexander Zuev.

Under the Agreement Vnesheconombank is to open a credit line for LLC EuroBio-Tech with a drawdown limit of 5 billion rubles for a period of 8 years. The funds are intended for financing the project to construct a poultry producing and processing integrated facility in the Samara region with a capacity of up to 30 tons of broiler meat per year. The project’s initiator is OJSC The Samara Region Development Corporation.

The project aims to create an advanced production facility with production cycle maximum self-sustainability which includes production of fodder and incubator eggs, growing and deep processing of poultry and waste utilization. The project would create about 700 new jobs and generate budget revenues of 1 billion rubles.

The project’s implementation will make it possible to meet the region’s demand for domestically produced chicken meat.

 

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Contact person: Ekaterina Karasina
Phone: +7 (495) 608-43-96, Fax: +7 (499) 975-21-34
E-mail: press@veb.ru

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Vnesheconombank Holds Round-Table Discussion on Addressing Mono-Cities’ Social Problems

18 october 2011 года
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Vnesheconombank and the Russian Regional Development Ministry organized and held a round-table discussion “Modern Mechanisms for Mono-Cities Development” in the course of the 10th All-Russian Forum “Strategic Planning in Russian Regions and Cities” in Saint Petersburg.

Vnesheconombank Deputy Chairman, Head of the Working Group on Mono-Cities Modernization under the Government Commission on Economic Development and Integration Irina Makieva acted as a moderator.

The round-table discussion’s participants shared business experience including their international experience in modernizing mono-cities.

High priority was given to analyzing problems confronted by mono-cities and to searching for the most effective instruments for urban modernization including with the participation of international development institutions and Vnesheconombank.

In the attendance of the discussion were representatives of Russian and foreign municipalities and constituent entities and the business community.

The discussion’s participants approved initiatives to develop jointly with the World Bank partnership programs aimed at sharing experience and making a list of Russian and foreign mono-cities that have similar features and problems of socio-economic development.

As part of the Russian Government’s crisis-management program, a program of measures for developing mono-cities was developed. As a result of this program’s implementation 35 mono-cities were provided with the state’s support. The financing amount was 22.7 billion rubles. For a period of 2010-2011, the first experience in modernizing mono-cities was gained. A number of projects aimed at diversifying the urban economy were successfully implemented. Specifically, Vnesheconombank formed a portfolio of potential investment projects in mono-cities.

 

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Contact person: Ekaterina Karasina
Phone: +7 (495) 608-43-96, Fax: +7 (499) 975-21-34
E-mail: press@veb.ru

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Vnesheconombank concluded loan agreements with Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

14 october 2011 года
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State corporation “Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)” and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CACIB), France entered into a Framework Multipurpose Loan Agreement. In line with the Agreement the Banks also concluded 3 Individual Loan Agreements on extending to Vnesheconombank a loan totaling Euro 27.78 million with maximum tenor of 7 years covered by the French Export Insurance Agency (COFACE).

For and on behalf of Vnesheconombank, the documents were signed by Pyotr Fradkov, Member of the Board – Deputy Chairman, for and on behalf of Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank – by Tassadit Hanaizi, Executive Director, Export and Trade Finance for European and CIS Countries.

Foreign credit funds will be earmarked to partially finance and refinance the costs under the project related to the Russian Civil Aircraft Industry.

Crédit Agricole CIB is the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of the Crédit Agricole group, the world’s sixth-largest bank in total assets and Europe’s sixth-largest bank by Tier one ratio (The Banker, July 2011). In more than 50 countries, Crédit Agricole CIB offers its clients a comprehensive range of products and services in capital markets, brokerage, investment banking, structured finance, corporate banking and international private banking.

 

Press Office of Vnesheconombank
Contact Person: Ekaterina Karasina
Phone: +7 (495) 608-46- 93, Fax: +7 (499) 975-21-34
E-mail: press@veb.ru 

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