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West Bank businesses benefit from $10 million in loans to better fight against the impact of the coronavirus - 10/16/2020

PALESTINE. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is lending $10 million to the National Bank (NBT) fund in Palestine. version française

The Barcelona Chamber of Commerce wants to make tourism companies more sustainable - 10/13/2020

SPAIN. Faced with the impact of Covid-19, the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce is going to award €100 K in subsidies to Barcelona tourism companies to help them overcome the crisis. version française

Algeria's Sonatrach and Spain's Naturgy reach agreement on gas prices - 10/09/2020

ALGERIA / SPAIN. An agreement between Sonatrach and Naturgy puts an end to a dispute between Algeria and Spain over the price of gas.

The increase in online shopping will continue post-Covid-19, in particular in Turkey - 10/08/2020

MEDITERRANEAN. A study by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), in collaboration with the Swiss e-commerce association NetComm Switzerland, reveals that "Covid-19 has changed e-commerce forever".

Naturalia is no longer a candidate to take over its competitor Bio c'Bon - 10/07/2020

FRANCE. One week before the examination of the offers by the Commercial Court of Paris, Naturalia withdraws its candidacy to take over the Bio c'Bon brand.

On the run to Turkey, John McAfee arrested in Barcelona - 10/06/2020

SPAIN. John McAfee, creator of the anti-virus that bears his name, was arrested at Barcelona airport as he was preparing to board a flight to Istanbul. version française

Merger of two Italian companies specialising in electronic payments - 10/06/2020

ITALY. The merger of Nexi and Sia will create a European leader in electronic payments valued at €15bn on the stock market. version française

EBRD invests €50m in the first green bond issue of the National Bank of Greece - 10/06/2020

GREECE. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will invest €50m in the issuance of senior senior senior green bonds of the National Bank of Greece. version française

EBRD invests $50 million in Egyptian private fund LCP II of Lorax Capital Partners - 10/01/2020

EGYPT / EU. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development announces that it is investing "up to $50 million" in Lorax Capital Partners' LCP II Fund to support Egyptian SMEs.

The difficult recovery of the Mediterranean cruise sector - 09/29/2020

MEDITERRANEAN. Along with the Caribbean, the Mediterranean is one of the two global cruising spots. Stopped for several months due to the Covid-19 epidemic, the sector is timidly trying to restart. version française

Towards a European harmonisation of criteria for combating coronavirus in the tourism sector - 09/24/2020

EU. The European Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism is calling for coordination at European level and substantial support for SMEs in the sector at a time when 22 million jobs are at stake. version française

West Bank VSEs to benefit from $3 million in loans - 09/24/2020

PALESTINE. The European Bank for Development and Reconstruction grants a $3 million loan to the Palestinian microfinance institution Faten. version française

iBanFirst is recruiting 80 people as part of its development in Tunisia and Europe - 09/24/2020

FRANCE / TUNISIA. After a few months of delay on its programme because of the coronavirus, the fintech iBanFirst launches a recruitment plan for eighty employees in Tunisia and Europe. version française

Salade2Fruits takes over the Canavese group from Aubagne - 09/23/2020

FRANCE. The Commercial Court of Marseille has ruled in favour of the company Salade2Fruits for the takeover of the Canavese fruit and vegetable sales group from Aubagne.

EBRD finances new largest Turkish hospital in Istanbul - 09/18/2020

TURKEY / EU. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) granted a €40m long-term loan to private promoters of the new hospital in the city of Çam ve Sakura on the outskirts of Istanbul. version française
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