:: MSMEs got 40% of BNDES loans in the first half of 2017
Between 2015 and 2016 the share of MSMEs in BNDES’ loans had already increased from 27% to 31%. The stronger growth of this participation this year is associated with a series of initiatives from BNDES to expand and simplify the access of this segment to its credit, one of the priorities of the Bank's new operational policies, launched in January.
:: Technical study financed by BNDES indicates Smart Cities, Health and Rural as priority areas for IoT
In addition to these three areas, segments of basic industries (Oil & Gas and Mining) and manufacturing industries (Textile and Automotive) were defined to compose the list of priorities such as mobilizing sectors for the industry in general. These four segments were chosen because of their relevance to the Brazilian economy and its innovation agenda already in progress.
:: BNDES enhances the accreditation methodology of equipment for photovoltaic solar energy
The approved adjustments simplify the rules, raise the BNDES participation in financing (mainly for micro, small and medium-sized companies), increase flexibility, reduce the scope of obligations and extend the deadlines for changing the incentive levels. The goal is strengthening the Bank’s support to help consolidate the market and the photovoltaic solar energy industry in Brazil.
:: BNDES announces agreement with banks to share guarantees and collateral in infrastructure projects
Since last year, when BNDES ceased to grant bridge loans, it has been studying ways to enhance the financing of projects. Under the agreement, banks that offer guarantees equivalent to at least 40% of the total financing will be entitled to share the guarantees and collateral with BNDES.
:: BNDES approves financing of R$ 2.6 million to boost games market
The resources are from the BNDES Program for the Development of Culture Economy (BNDES Procult), one of the financial instruments that the Bank presents to the sector starting this Saturday (24), in the 5th Brazilian Independent Games Festival (BIG Festival), of which the Bank is a sponsor.
:: BNDES approves R$ 76 million for the development of 55 medicines, some manufactured for the first time
The loan amounts to 70% of the total invested by the company in the project, which provides for the development of 55 medicines for diseases without treatment or those that provide superior effectiveness compared to the medicines available in the market, contributing to competitiveness.
:: BNDES publishes announcement of conclusion of the process of privatization of the electric power distributor CELG
The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), in Diário Oficial da União (DOU), today published an announcement of conclusion of the process of privatization of the electric power distributor Celg Distribuição S.A (CELG D), acquired by the Italian group Enel Brasil S.A. in an auction held on November 30, 2016, at BM&FBovespa, nowadays known as B³.
:: Economist Paulo Rabello de Castro takes over the presidency of BNDES
The new president will be the 35th to direct the institution. In his inaugural speech, he highlighted the Bank’s key role in long-term investments and in the financing of MSMEs.
:: Approval of BNDES credit for machinery and equipment increases 38% in the first quadrimester
BNDES Finame, credit line for capital goods, registers increase of almost 200% in approvals for the Industry between January and April
:: BNDES registers a net income of R$ 373 million in the 1st quarter of 2017
In the credit and transfers portfolio, which reached R$ 592.7 billion, 96.2% of operations were classified between levels of AA and C, considered low risk in late March 2017. Additionally, the default, in the operations in general is at lower levels. The delay exceeding 30 days in the operations of the Bank retreated from 2.81% of the portfolio in 12/31/16 to 2.13% in 03.31.17.
:: BNDES approves first financing for generation of solar power in the amount of R$ 529,039 million
The Pirapora Solar Complex is the first solar power generation project financed by BNDES. According to the President of BNDES, Maria Silvia Bastos Marques, in accordance with her role of inductor of the economic development, in particular of projects with positive externalities – in this case the environmental –, the Bank allocates the best terms of credit to renewable energy projects.
:: BNDES raises US$ 1 billion in green bonds on the international market
The bonds have features similar to conventional ones; however, the funds obtained will be destined for financing environmentally sustainable projects, certified by a company specialized in the environmental area. In the case of BNDES, they are aimed at new or already existing wind or solar generation projects in the portfolio of the Bank.
:: BNDES gathers experiences from world development banks to start elaborating its long-term strategy
Four months after deeply reformulating its operational policies, the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) begins the process of internal reflection that will lead to the development of a medium and long-term strategy, with guidelines until 2030. By the end of the year, a cycle of discussions involving the Bank’s technical staff will discuss what should be the role and performance of BNDES in an economy with low inflation and interest rates. The first step last Friday (05/05) was the accomplishment of the international seminar “The role of development banks in the present and in the future: experiences, opportunities and challenges,” organized in partnership with the World Bank, which gathered executives from eight international institutions and employees from BNDES, for a whole day. The event also marked the beginning of a series of activities to celebrate the 65 years of BNDES, which will be completed in June.
:: BNDES holds auctions for contracting modeling studies of private participation in the sanitation industry for a second group of states
Acre’s auction for the contracting of studies was held on Monday, 24, Rio Grande do Norte’s on Tuesday, 25th, and Santa Catarina’s on Wednesday, 26th. Ceará’s auction, which was scheduled for the 24th, was rescheduled to May 9th due to the need for adjustments in the specifications of the bidding notice. Paraíba’s auction, scheduled for the 25th, was revoked because the state decided to quit the program.
:: BNDES signs contract of US$ 300 million with the New Development Bank to finance alternative renewable power
The NDB loan, which will also have local contribution in the amount of US$ 300 million, represents the beginning of a partnership that aims at the development of the renewable power sector, relying on projects of wind, solar, hydropower (small hydropower plants) generation from biomass, biogas and agricultural waste. It is estimated that the loan will enable investments that will add around 600 MW to the Brazilian generation capacity.
:: BNDES approvals of financing for machinery and equipment increase 32% in the 1st quarter
Operating statistics of the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) in the first quarter of 2017 reinforce the expectation of improving economic activity, with gradual recovery of the demand for BNDES funds throughout the year. An important sign appears in the numbers of the line BNDES Finame, which finances the acquisition of machinery and equipment. The approvals of this line (step prior to disbursement) increased 32% in the first three months of the year, in comparison with the first quarter of the previous year. R$ 4.6 billion were approved between January and March of this year against R$ 3.4 billion in the first quarter of 2016.
:: BNDES approves a R$ 679 million funding for 12 wind farms in Rio Grande do Sul
The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) has approved R$ 679 million funding to the enterprise Atlantic Energias Renováveis S.A. for deployment of the Santa Vitória do Palmar Wind Power Complex, in Rio Grande do Sul. The project, budgeted at R$ 1.2 billion, is formed by twelve farms and their associated transmission systems, with installed capacity of 207 megawatts (MW), enough to serve about 400,000 homes or 1,200,000 inhabitants.
:: Initiative of BNDES and FINEP to innovate the mineral industry will allocate R$ 500 million to the sector
The first selection of Inova Mineral, initiative of the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) and of the Funding Authority for Studies and Projects (FINEP) to support projects of research, development and innovation in the area of mining and mineral processing, approved 24 business plans that totaled investments of R$ 737 million.
:: BNDES establishes a commission of internal investigation
The Board of Directors of the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) decided today to establish a Commission of Internal Investigation to ascertain the facts laid out in the Petitions of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) 6738/2017 and 6740/2017, whose rapporteur is Minister Edson Fachin.
:: BNDES publishes funding conditions for the Itaporanga-Franca road system and updates the conditions for airports and the Florínea-Igarapava system
The Brazilian National Development Bank (BNDES) on Thursday, 2/14, published the detailed funding conditions for the concession of Lote Rodovia dos Calçados (Itaporanga-Franca) that will be bid by the Agência Reguladora de Serviços Públicos Delegados de Transporte do Estado de São Paulo (ARTESP), according to a public notice published on November 22nd, 2016.