The African Development Bank Group [to 25 April 2015]

The African Development Bank Group [to 25 April 2015]
http://www.afdb.org/en/news-and-events/press-releases/

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AfDB 2015 Annual Meetings – “Africa and the New Global Landscape”
25/05/2015 – To: 29/05/2015
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
The 2015 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is scheduled to take place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from May 25-29 with the election of the 8th President* of the Bank Group and commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the institution at the top of the agenda.

AfDB approves a US $40 million Risk Participation Agreement with Banco Santander S.A. (Spain) to support Trade Finance in Africa
23/04/2015 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 an unfunded US $40 million Risk Participation Agreement (RPA) with Banco Santander S.A. (Santander) to support issuing banks in Africa expand their trade finance operations. The facility will help address critical market demand for trade finance in Africa by providing support for trade in vital economic sectors such as agriculture and manufacturing. It will also foster financial sector development and regional integration, and contribute to government revenue generation.

African Ministers unite in calling for strong universal climate agreement and sufficient finance to unlock Africa’s potential
20/04/2015 – Ministers from governments across Africa have renewed their call for a strong, new universal climate change agreement and increased flows of funds, including through market and finance opportunities, sufficient to fulfill Africa’s development aspirations.