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Management standpoints

Standpoint: Taking the 'green' route in ship finance

HANSA, one of Europe's leading international maritime journals, took a closer look at the financing approach of KfW IPEX-Bank, which places much importance on supporting environmentally friendly shipping. Editor-in-chief Krischan Förster spoke at length with Holger Apel, Global Head of Maritime Industries.

'KfW IPEX-Bank geht den "grünen" Weg' (article available in German only): published in the maritime journal 'HANSA' (June 2018)

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Standpoint: Export credits and export credit insurance

"The world of exports has changed. In the past, exports were mainly handled through exporters' sales activities. Today, the emancipated importer abroad decides whom to buy from because exporters are queuing up to sell to him. The financing options also play a role in the selection process."

Dr Nadja Marschhausen, Head of Structuring Advisory, in an interview with VDI Nachrichten

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Standpoint: Financings with a positive impact

"KfW IPEX-Bank is a bank that always invests early in new sectors and provides expertise. We were the first to finance offshore wind farms. I believe that our participation in the early stages of this emerging industry was essential for risk assessment and thus the implementation of these complex projects."

Thomas Brehler, Global Head of Power, Renewables and Water in an interview with bizz energy.

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Standpoint: Investment opportunities in Africa

"We are convinced that Africa harbours enormous potential for growth. Yet in order for this potential to unfold, there is an urgent need for local infrastructure."

Joseph Mbuyi, Director of the Representative Office in Johannesburg, and Christian Bevc, Global Head of Transport and Social Infrastructure, discussing investment opportunities in Africa.

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Standpoint: Financing for the export industry

"We want to be a leading export and project financier in order to fulfil our role in and for KfW Group and to support the German and European export industry."

Dr. Axel Radü, Head of Communications and Strategy, in an interview with Nachrichten für Außenhandel.

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Standpoint: Public-private partnerships

"As one of the few European countries which still has an AAA rating, Germany is predestined to draw liquidity from private investors under investment pressure to maintain and expand its infrastructure."

Thomas Alberghina, Director Road & Rail Infrastructure (PPP) KfW IPEX-Bank, in an authored article in the magazine Immobilien & Finanzierung.

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