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    Tomas Werngren, CEO of Kommuninvest - ”Don’t let the risk tax affect the municipal sector”

    24 November 2020

    When presenting the Budget Bill for 2021, the Swedish Government, together with the Centre Party and the Liberals, launched a proposal for a so-called “risk tax” to be paid by banks and other credit institutions. The proposal is now out for consultation until 13 November. Tomas Werngren, CEO of Kommuninvest, is sharply critical of the fact that the proposal, in its current design, would have very negative effects on the municipal sector.

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    Kommuninvest issues SEK 7 billion in new Green Bond

    20 November 2020

    Kommuninvest today issued SEK 7 billion in a new Green Bond. It is denominated in SEK and matures on 2027-11-26. This was the 11th green transaction and the largest one in SEK. Only the Swedish Government has made a larger green transaction in the SEK market. Investor interest was strong. More than 30 Swedish and international investors participated in the order book, which reached above SEK 9,5 billion. The transaction was priced at 12 basis points above mid-swaps.

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    MuniFin - The world’s first zero-energy ice hockey arena built in Äänekoski

    17 November 2020

    The recently completed Suolahti ice hockey arena in Äänekoski is probably the most energy-efficient one in the world. It is a pioneering project in its field, built with green financing from MuniFin. It generates excess energy which is used to heat the nearby school and swimming hall.

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    EXIM / Export Situation – Through the Eyes of the Timber Industry

    16 November 2020

    Both FALCO Zrt., a leading actor in the Hungarian chipboard and laminate board production industry, and HAMUHÁZA Kft. who produces logs, work mainly for the export markets. Both of them supply dominantly to Central Europe, but this is not their only common feature: both companies are open to professional financial solutions.

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  • Mr. Philippe Mills, CEO at SFIL and President of EAPB participates in the first global summit of all Public Development Banks.

    13 November 2020

    On November 12, the first global summit of all Public Development Banks took place during the Paris Peace Forum, an initiative of the World Federation of Development Finance Institutions (WFDFI) and the International Development Finance Club (IDFC) that aims to bring together all actors in global governance and promote their commitment to multilateralism. For this purpose, the summit gathered more than 450 Public Development Banks (PDBs) operating at the local, national regional and international levels. PDBs are public institutions controlled or supported by governments. They have a public mandate and their operations implement countries’ commitments to development and international solidarity, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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