Business / 25-year issue / 2016

Swedfund’s three-dimensional bottom line

 
Swedfund has consulted NGOs to improve its business model, and goes far beyond the traditional bottom line when investing in poor countries. An interview with Anna Ryott, Managing Director of Swedfund.
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Swedish prosecutor questions Lundin over oil drilling in South Sudan

 
In 2001, Christian Aid accused Lundin Oil of clearing villages to make way for drilling in Sudan. Lundin denies this, but 15 years later a Swedish proseutor is pursuing an investigation of Lundin.
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Tied mixed credits make Finnish comeback

 
The Finnish government has launched a new aid-subsidised loan scheme for infrastructure projects tied to Finnish exporters. 
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A one-billion dollar bank deal in Sub-Saharan Africa

 
At a time when Western banks are exiting Sub-Saharan Africa, the new Norwegian-Dutch banking group Arise aims to grow its assets in the region to USD 1 billion in the next five years. 
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