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05.03.2011

Center-Invest Bank is helping companies go international

To promote partnerships between Rostov region businesses and foreign companies,Center-Invest Bank has updated the “Partner” Database and it has developed a new investment programme for SMEs in southern Russia, “Partnership for Modernization”

The recently updated Partner Database was set up back in 2004. Any company can access this online resource to find and select a partner from among SMEs in the Rostov region. The resource is hosted by the portal MBDON.RU.

The database contains information about 50,000 SMEs. For ease of use, companies can search by type of activity, company name, and location. As one of Center-Invest Bank’s objectives is to help SMEs in southern Russia establish partnerships with foreign companies, the catalogue of Rostov region companies is also available in German and English.

Under our Partnership for Modernization programme, we offer the following products and services: loans to enable companies to introduce energy efficient technologies and upgrade agricultural equipment and technology; long-term business development loans; leasing and trade finance

arrangements for the acquisition of equipment from foreign partners; bank guarantees; advice and support from Center-Invest experts.

It is anticipated that the programme will boost imports of equipment, raw materials and other goods from abroad, and also exports of competitive products produced by southern Russian

companies. The national trade promotion services and programmes of the countries involved will also be utilised.

By providing intellectual support and modern finance solutions, incorporating international best practice, Center-Invest Bank will help its SME customers compete both in the domestic marketplace and abroad.