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The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC, Governor: Akira Kondoh) today announced the summary of its business performance and activity in the second quarter (July-September) of FY2017 as outlined below. Details of financial commitment amounts by financial product and service can be found in the PDF files provided in this press release.
Ⅰ.Loans, Equity Participations and Guarantees
In Q2 FY2017, JBIC approved 28 financial commitments totaling approximately JPY296.1 billion in loans, equity participations and guarantees.
2．Disbursements, Repayments and Outstanding Amounts
Disbursements made by JBIC during Q2 amounted to approximately JPY331.0 billion and repayments received were approximately JPY425.8 billion. As a result, outstanding loans and equity participations totaled approximately JPY14.8246 trillion and outstanding guarantees were approximately JPY2.2984 trillion, with the total outstanding amount reaching approximately JPY17.1230 trillion.
Ⅱ.Major Business Activities in Q2 FY2017
1．Financing Overseas Projects to Maintain or Increase International Competitiveness of Japanese Industries
(1) Supporting Japanese Companies' Exports
JBIC provided funding to a Mongolian corporation for the purchase of construction machinery from a Japanese company, under an export credit line set up for the Government of Mongolia, as well as to Ultrabulk Group based in Denmark for the purchase of bulk carriers manufactured by a Japanese shipbuilding company.
(2) Supporting Japanese Companies' Participation in Overseas Infrastructure Development
JBIC provided project finance*1 to a solar power generation project in India and a public-private partnership project to build a hospital in Turkey. Additionally, JBIC signed memorandum of cooperation with the Washington State Government, the United States of America for further promoting business development by Japanese companies through investments in the infrastructure field, as well as memorandum of understanding with the United Kingdom's (UK's) Department for International Trade for further supporting the efforts of Japanese companies to invest in infrastructure projects in the UK.
(3) Supporting Overseas Business Deployment of MTEs and SMEs
JBIC approved 15 loans totaling approximately JPY3.9 billion to assist mid-tier enterprises (MTEs) and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in deploying their businesses outside of Japan. These include loans to: i) a Thai subsidiary of Haso Ltd., that manufacturers and sells cleaning supplies and hygiene products and ii) a Philippine subsidiary of DAIHO INDUSTRIAL CO., Ltd., engaging in the manufacturing and sales of plastic products. In addition, JBIC supported procurement of equipment, through finance leases, by MTEs and SMEs with overseas operations, according to the investment credit line previously established between JBIC and a Thai subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company Limited.
(4) Providing Financing in Local Currencies*2
JBIC approved three loans in local currencies totaling the equivalent of approximately JPY100 million, including a loan in Mexican Peso to a Mexican subsidiary of automobile parts manufacturer KUROTA SEIKI-SEISAKUSHO CO., LTD.
JBIC signed a memorandum of understanding with Public Joint Stock Company Gazprom, the largest supplier of natural gas in Russia, for promoting business between Japan and Russia on the occasion of Prime Minister Abe's participation in the Eastern Economic Forum held in Vladivostok, Russia on September 6 to 7, 2017.