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The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC; Governor: Hiroshi Watanabe) today released the operational results for the third quarter (October-December) of FY2014.
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 third quarter of FY2014, JBIC made 50 commitments in the overall amount of approximately JPY869.5 billion in loans, guarantees, and equity participations.
2.Disbursements, Repayments and Outstanding Amounts
Disbursements amounted to JPY630.8 billion, while repayments were JPY799.0 billion in the third quarter. As a result, outstanding loans and equity participations totaled JPY14,729.2 billion and outstanding guarantees were JPY2,597.6 billion, with the total outstanding amounts reaching JPY17,326.8 billion at the end of the second quarter.
1．Securing Stable Supply of Resources to Japan
In supporting natural resource development projects, JBIC provided loans in project financing to the Freeport LNG Project in the U.S., the Donggi-Senoro LNG Project in Indonesia, and a procurement of LNG tanker by CHUBU Electric Power Co., Inc.; as well as a loan to The Kansai Electric Power Company, Incorporated for the participation in Ichthys LNG Project in Australia.
In addition, JBIC supported the CO2-EOR (Enhanced Oil Recovery) project utilizing flue gas generated from coal-fired power plant via equity participation.
2．Supporting Maintenance and Strengthening of the International Competitiveness of Japanese Industries
(1) Supporting Strategic Overseas Business Activities of Japanese Companies
(i) Supporting Overseas Investment of Japanese Companies
JBIC provided loans for the shipbuilding business via a local subsidiary of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. in China and the sales financing business of Japanese brand motorcycles in Indonesia.
(ii) Supporting Export of Japanese Companies
JBIC provided loans to fund the purchase of a whole set of plant facilities from Japanese companies for the construction of a new Gas-to-Gasoline plant and chemical fertilizer plant facility by "Turkmengaz", a state-owned gas company in Turkmenistan. JBIC also provided necessary funds to Oldendorff, a German company; and Denmark's Ultrabulk Group, for the purchase of bulk carriers built by Japanese shipbuilders.
(2) Supporting Overseas Business Deployment of Mid-tier Enterprises and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
JBIC supported mid-tier enterprises and SMEs' overseas business deployment by providing an equivalent of approximately JPY81.0 billion*1 in a total of 24 loans to SMEs including Misuzu Co., Ltd. for manufacturing and sales business of conductors for various electrical wires in Laos, a Turkish subsidiary of Sango Co., Ltd., for manufacturing and sales business of automotive parts; and an Indian subsidiary of Kusakabe Electric & Machinery Co., Ltd. for manufacturing and sales business of pipe mills.
(3) Supporting with Local Currency Loans*2
JBIC provided 2 local currency loans totaling the equivalent of approximately JPY1.9 billion, consisting of a loan in Thai Baht for processing and sales business of metal scrap by a Thai subsidiary of SUZUTOKU Holdings Co., Ltd.; and in Chinese yuan for manufacturing and sales of automobile parts by a Chinese subsidiary of HIRUTA KOGYO CO., LTD.
(4) Efforts for Partial Transfer of Project Financing Loan
JBIC partially transferred the project financing loan for development and operation of Roy Hill Iron Ore Mine and related infrastructure in Australia.
(5) Supporting Samurai Bond Issuance
JBIC respectively extended guarantees for privately placed Samurai bonds (privately placed yen-denominated bonds) issued by the Central Bank of Tunisia and the Export-Import Bank of India.
3．Efforts in the Environment-related Sector
JBIC supported the CO2-EOR (Enhanced Oil Recovery) project utilizing flue gas generated from coal-fired power plant via equity participation.