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November 1, 2013
The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC; Governor: Hiroshi Okuda) today released the operational results for the second quarter (July-September) of FY2013. A summary of the results is given below. See Appendix for a detailed breakdown of the figures by financial instrument.
Ⅰ. Loans, Guarantees and Equity Participations
In the second quarter of FY2013, JBIC made 72 commitments in the overall amount of 631.7 billion yen in loans, guarantees, and equity participations.
2.Disbursements,Repayments and Outstanding Amounts
Disbursements amounted to 843.3 billion yen, while repayments were 250.5 billion yen in the second quarter. As a result, outstanding loans and equity participations totaled 12,070.9 billion yen, and outstanding guarantees were 2,405.9 billion yen, with the total outstanding amounts reaching 14,476.8 billion yen at the end of the second quarter.
II. Operational Highlights
1. Operations in Development and Securement of Energy and Natural Resources
In the area of energy and natural resources, JBIC provided loans for the acquisition of interests in an iron ore mine in a development project in Australia, and for the operating business of a copper concentrate and sulfuric acid carrier for transporting copper concentrate produced at several copper mines in Chile to domestic smelters in Japan, and transporting sulfuric acid, the byproduct of copper smelting, back to Chile. JBIC also supported project financing for an Ultra-Deepwater FPSO *1Chartering Project in T.E.N Offshore Oil Field in Ghana.
In addition, JBIC signed an MOU with VALE S.A. in Brazil on business collaboration for the realization of a project that contributes to securing stable supplies of mineral resources to Japan, and with The Department of Natural Resources of the State of Alaska for the exchange of information and opinions on natural resource development projects that Alaska expects to be promoted.
2. Supporting, Maintaining and Improving International Competiveness of Japanese Industries
(1) Overseas Business Deployment of Mid-tier Enterprises as well as Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
JBIC supported Japanese SMEs by providing financing for 14 overseas business deployments, including for the manufacturing and sales of office automation related products by General Co., Ltd. in Malaysia, and for the dye processing and sales of dye processed products by URASE Corp. in Indonesia.
JBIC also provided the first loan in local currency, Indonesian rupiah, for the manufacturing and sales of motorcycle and automobile parts by Koyama Precision Works Inc. in Indonesia.
In addition, JBIC signed an MOU with both the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam, and the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam, for the development and strengthening of frameworks to support Japanese SMEs through Japanese regional financial institutions.
(2) Overseas Business Deployment of Japanese Companies through Local Currency Financing
JBIC supported in Thai baht the sales financing business of automobiles by the local subsidiary of Toyota Financial Services Corporation in Thailand, in Indonesian rupiah for the manufacturing and sales of pharmaceuticals by the local subsidiary of Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation, the manufacturing and sales of sintered alloy parts for automobiles by the local subsidiary of Sumitomo Electric Sintered Alloy, Ltd. in Indonesia, as well as in Chinese yuan for the recycling of polyester products and the manufacturing and sales of recycled polyester fiber by the local joint venture of TEIJIN LIMITED in China.
(3) Overseas Infrastructure Business Deployment of Japanese Companies
In infrastructure development, JBIC provided project financing for the Al Ghubrah seawater desalination project in Oman, which was the first project financing for JBIC without including power generation.
JBIC also provided the necessary funding with a buyer's credit to finance the procurement by the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group of steam turbines and related machinery and equipment.
In addition, JBIC signed a memorandum of cooperation with Russia's Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund to establish "Far East and Baikal Infrastructure Development Partnership" for supporting infrastructure development projects and trade investments by Japanese companies in Russia's Far East and Baikal Region.
(4) Supporting Export of Machinery, Equipment and Ships by Japanese Companies
In exporting ships, JBIC provided buyer's credits for funding the purchase of three bulk carriers by U-Ming Marine Transport (Singapore) Private Limited in Singapore and a large unimax-type ore carrier by Berge Blanc Company S.A. in Panama, built each in Japanese shipyards. In exporting machinery and equipment, JBIC provided a buyer's credit for a Turkmenistan state-owned chemical company, to finance the purchase of a sulfuric acid production plant facility and related machinery and equipment from a Japanese company.
Also, JBIC signed Cooperation Agreement on operational cooperation with The State Bank of Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan to promote the cooperation between the two banks to materialize projects in the country in which Japanese companies get involved as exporters. In addition, JBIC offered an export credit line to Sberbank of Russia for the purchase of Japanese construction machinery for infrastructure development and other general equipment related to infrastructure, medical treatment, those related to renewable energy and to the climate change mitigation sector.
(5) Supporting Samurai Bond Issuances
JBIC partially guaranteed privately placed second Samurai bonds issued by the Central Bank of Tunisia, as well as partial acquisition of public offering Samurai bonds issued by the Government of the United Mexican States, which contributed to diversification of Mexico's funding sources and invigoration of the Samurai bond market in Tokyo.
In addition, JBIC singed an MOU to start discussion on the issuance of Samurai bonds with JBIC's guarantee by 1 Malaysia Development Berhad, a strategic development company wholly owned by the Government of Malaysia.
3. Business Outcomes Related to Environment
JBIC offered a credit line for climate change mitigation projects, such as renewable energy and energy efficiency projects to Denizbank in Turkey under GREEN operations. Furthermore, JBIC signed the agreements for equity participation in a fund which will make investments in Mexico in the renewable energy power generation and energy efficiency industries.