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ADB to provide $200 million for SMEs in Kazakhstan 0

Posted on November 19, 2016 by KazCham

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $200 million equivalent loan to provide much-needed financing in local currency to micro, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Kazakhstan.

The loan will be channelled through the Damu Entrepreneurship Development Fund, a government-owned agency mandated to provide loans and guarantees to MSMEs through qualified microfinance organisations and local banks. The ADB loan will be provided in tenge to reduce currency-related risks for financial institutions and their borrowers.

In addition to the loan, the ADB will provide a technical assistance grant of $500,000, financed by the Government of Luxembourg through the Financial Sector Development Partnership Special Fund to help improve the credit risk management of selected financial institutions and expand financing opportunities for MSMEs.

Kazkommertsbank to lend to local SMEs 0

Posted on October 16, 2011 by Alex

Kazakhstan’s largest bank, Kazkommertsbank, said on Thursday it had been selected by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the state-owned DAMU Entrepreneurship Development Fund to implement ADB’s SME lending program.  ADB will lend KZT7.4 billion ($50 million) to Kazkommertsbank to provide financing to local small-  and medium-size businesses.

ADB said in September it would provide a total of KZT22.2 billion ($150 million) in local-currency financing to support SME lending in Kazakhstan.

SOURCE: SRI, Kazakhstan Daily News Brief, Issue dated October 14, 2011

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