Vnesheconombank Signs Agreement with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
Today, on February 28, in the course of Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov’s visit to Japan Vnesheconombank, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and Sumitomo Banking Corporation (SMBC) signed a package of agreements on attracting credit resources worth 228 million US dollars to finance the project aimed at constructing and commissioning the Sheremetyevo-3 Air Terminal.
The agreements were signed by Vnesheconombank Chairman Vladimir Dmitriev, SMBC Senior Managing Director Shuntaro Higashi and JBIC Senior Executive Director Fumio Hoshi.
The credit agreements provide for financing Vnesheconombank for a period of 13 years against the guarantee of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and the insurance coverage of the Nippon Export and Investment Insurance – NEXI.
This credit is the first credit to have been extended to a Russian bank under the JBIC/NEXI Untied Program with the simultaneous participation of the JIBC and the NEXI in guaranteeing and insuring the transaction.
The agreements were made to build upon the Credit Agreement signed earlier between Vnesheconombank and OJSC Terminal “On Extending Borrowed Funds worth 211 million US Dollars to Carry out the Sheremetyevo-3 Air Terminal Construction Project”.
The new agreements would promote business ties between Russian and Japanese financial institutions and would be Vnesheconombank’s further step in developing the infrastructure in the Russian Federation. A long term of the credit shows that Japanese banks and insurance agencies have high confidence in Vnesheconombank
Origin: Press Office of Vnesheconombank
Contact person: Svetlana Nikitina
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On March 26, 2007, Vnesheconombank will hold tenders to dispose of funds in US dollars to make settlements with India (code C95), with the funds being received from India to repay its debt to the Russian Federation.
Besides, each Monday Vnesheconombank holds tenders to dispose of funds in Indian rupees (code C 45) being received from India to repay its debt to the Russian Federation.
For more information on holding tenders, organizations and banks wanting to participate in the tender could contact Vnesheconombank’s Interstate Debt Obligations Directorate.
Contact telephones: 204-64-13, 204-65-12