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Summaries of proposed guarantees are provided prior to Board consideration and before final contract signing, and they are therefore subject to change. Project briefs are disclosed after Board consideration and contract signing and reflect the terms of the project at the time of contract signature. Environmental and Social Review Summaries are provided for projects assigned an Environmental Assessment Category of A or B.

 

Project name
International Commercial Bank (Moldova) S.A.
Project ID
1470
Fiscal year
2000
Status
Not Active
Guarantee holder
Commercial Bank of Greece, S.A.
Investor country
Greece
Host country
Moldova
Sector
Banking
Gross exposure
 $2.7 million
Project type
Non-SIP

In its first project in Moldova, MIGA issued a guarantee for $2.7 million to the Commercial Bank of Greece for its equity investment in a subsidiary in Moldova. The investment will expand the financing capacity of the project enterprise, International Commercial Bank (Moldova) S.A. (ICBM). MIGA's guarantee will cover Commercial Bank of Greece's investment against the risks of transfer restriction, expropriation, and war and civil disturbance.

The objective of the project is to introduce a package of competitively- priced financial services in Moldova. These services will range from trade financing to providing efficient international payments. Additionally, the project will benefit development by increasing the availability of medium- and long-term capital and other financial services to small- and medium-sized firms that produce goods. The banking sector recently has been liberalized, and ICBM will help promote downstream economic activities. Finally, ICBM is planning to participate in privatization and advisory work for more than 100 companies a year, thus contributing to Moldova's privatization program.

 
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