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2000-41
January 18, 2001

Overseas Economic Cooperation Operation

Japan Bank for International Cooperation Activities in December 2000

In December 2000, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) committed eighteen loans and guarantees, worth a total of 97.3 billion yen1. Detailed data are as follows:

1. COMMITMENTS:

  • (1)International Financial Operations of JBIC
    LOANS and EQUITY PARTICIPATIONS:
    Seventeen loans, worth a total of 80.7 billion yen. Detailed data are as follows:
    (a) Export Loans (supplier credits, buyer credits, and bank-to-bank loans for export of goods and services from Japan)
    Four commitments, worth a total of 0.5 billion yen, including a loan for project to export switchboard equipment to Egypt.
    (b) Import Loans (for import of goods, natural resources and services to Japan)
    None.
    (c)Overseas Investment Loans (for direct investments overseas by Japanese companies)
    Twelve commitments, worth a total of 73.6 billion yen, including a loan for investment in a construction project of a coal thermal power plant in India.
    Untied Loans (not tied to the procurement of goods and services from Japan)
    One commitment, worth 6.6 billion yen, for a loan for support to small- and medium-sized enterprises in South Africa.
    (e)Equity Participations
    None.
    GUARANTEES:
    One guarantee, worth 5.3 billion yen, with respect to a loan for support to small- and medium-sized enterprises in South Africa.
  • (2)Overseas Economic Cooperation Operations of JBIC
    (a)ODA Loans (Loans to governments, government agencies and other eligible organizations of developing countries for their economic and social development and economic stability)
    One commitment, worth 16.5 billion yen, for a loan to the "Western Kazakhstan Road Network Rehabilitation Project" in Kazakhstan.
    (b)Private-Sector Investment Finance (Loans to and/or equity investments in corporations undertaking development projects in developing countries)
    None.
    (c)Special Assistance Facility: SAF
    Three contracts were concluded. (Please see the Attachment.)

2. LOAN DISBURSEMENTS, REPAYMENTS AND BALANCES OUTSTANDING

In December 2000, JBIC disbursed 180.4 billion yen and collected 164.5 billion yen. The loans and equity participations outstanding were worth a total of 20,986.8 billion yen and the balance of guarantees outstanding was 392.4 billion yen at the end of the month. Detailed data are as follows:

  • (1)International Financial Operations of JBIC
    Disbursement during this period reached 93.5 billion yen while collection amounted to 126.8 billion yen. The loans and equity participations outstanding were worth a total of 10,295.0 billion yen at the end of the month. The balance of guarantees outstanding was 392.4 billion yen.
  • (2)Overseas Economic Cooperation Operations of JBIC
    Disbursement during this period reached 86.9 billion yen (ODA loans: 86.7 billion yen, Private-Sector Investment Finance: 0.2 billion yen) while collection amounted to 37.6 billion yen (ODA loans: 37.4 billion yen, Private-Sector Investment Finance: 0.2 billion yen). The loans and equity participations outstanding were worth a total of 10,691.8 billion yen (ODA loans: 10,505.5 billion yen, Private-Sector Investment Finance: 186.2 billion yen) at the end of the month.

1 Guarantees and the Special Assistance Facility (SAF) are not included.(back)

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