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The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC; Governor, CEO: Hiroshi Watanabe) today released its operational results for the third quarter (October-December) of FY2015.
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 FY2015, JBIC made 52 commitments amounting to approximately JPY386 billion in loans, guarantees, and equity participations.
2．Disbursements, Repayments and Outstanding Amounts
Disbursements amounted to approximately JPY584.1 billion, while repayments were JPY834.6 billion in the third quarter. As a result, outstanding loans and equity participations totaled JPY14,652.2 billion and outstanding guarantees were JPY2,535.9 billion, with the total outstanding amount reaching JPY17,188.2 billion at the end of the third quarter.
II. Operational Highlights
1. Securing Stable Supply of Resources to Japan
As support related to natural resources development, JBIC provided a loan in project financing for LNG carrier procurement by Mitsubishi Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha. JBIC also signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) in the oil and gas sector.
2. Supporting Maintenance and Strengthening of the International Competitiveness of Japanese Industries
(1) Supporting Strategic Overseas Business Activities of Japanese Companies
JBIC provided a loan, through a state-owned financial institution in Uzbekistan, for an Uzbek company to purchase a complete fertilizer plant facility from Japanese companies.
(2) Supporting Overseas Infrastructure Development Business of Japanese Companies
JBIC provided a loan for an Icelandic national power company to purchase machinery and equipment related to geothermal power generation from Japanese companies. JBIC also signed a shareholders agreement for equity participation in Dawei Special Economic Zone Development Company Limited in Myanmar.
(3) Supporting Overseas Business Deployment of Mid-Tier Enterprises and SMEs
JBIC approved 20 loans totaling approximately JPY3.5 billion to support the overseas business deployment of mid-tier enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). These included loans for funding the medical device manufacturing and sales business of a Philippine subsidiary of Tokai Medical Products, Inc., the automotive parts manufacturing and sales business of a Chinese subsidiary of NISSIN SEIKO CO., LTD., and the clothing production and sales business of a Myanmar subsidiary of ATSUMI FASHION CO., LTD.
JBIC also supported facility procurement through finance leases by mid-tier enterprises and SMEs operating overseas, on the basis of investment credit lines previously established with a Thai subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company Limited and an Indonesian subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited., respectively. In addition, JBIC established an investment credit line with a Singaporean subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Panasonic Finance Co., Ltd. to support the overseas business deployment of mid-tier enterprises and SMEs.
Furthermore, JBIC signed MOUs with the Mexican state governments of Aguascalientes and Jalisco, respectively, for supporting Japanese mid-tier enterprises and SMEs expand their businesses to the states.
(4) Supporting with Local Currency*1 Loans
JBIC provided 4 local currency loans totaling the equivalent of approximately JPY700 million. These included an Indian rupee loan to fund the engine valve manufacturing and sales business of an Indian subsidiary of NITTAN VALVE CO., LTD.; and a Thai baht loan to fund the hydraulic fittings for construction machinery and automobiles manufacturing and sales business of a Thai subsidiary of Japan A.M.C. Ltd.
3. Efforts in the Environment-related Sector
JBIC established a fourth credit line with Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES) of Brazil under GREEN operations, and also provided a loan for a national power company of Iceland to purchase machinery and equipment related to geothermal power generation from Japanese companies.