The presence on the international financial market is a key aspect of the effective functioning and development of any large credit and financial institution.
Foreign financial affairs is one of the most complicated and multiplex banking business area which combines an approach to conducting of banking business traditional for the country together with world financial market supranational peculiarities. One of the top priorities of Belarusbank is increasing of international presence which is being implemented in different areas of activity.
Belarusbank made its first steps in the market of long-term international borrowings in 1996. Currently, Belarusbank has financed more than 400 investment projects of Belarusian enterprises with foreign loan facilities.
The largest projects with attraction of international financing include:
-modernization/delivery of technological equipment:
-reconstruction of wood-processing enterprises:
- reconstruction of food processing enterprises:
Molodechenskiy molochnyi kombinat
Minskiy milk plant ¹1
Slutskiy cheese-making kombinat
Kalinkovichskiy milk kombinat
- construction of substations:
- modernization of locomotives/delivery of electric trains/metro coaches:
- construction of manufactures:
Mineral waõ plant
Svetlogorskiy Pulp and Cardboard Mill
- construction of windpark:
- construction of mining complex:
The representative offices located in Germany and China make significant contribution to further expansion and consolidation of Belarusbank in the international financial markets.
Belarusbank actively cooperates with a number of national export credit agencies such as Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft (Germany), KUKE SA (Poland), SERV (Switzerland), OeKB (Austria), SACE (Italy), Sinosure (China), EGAP (Czech Republic), EXAR (Russia) and others.
Belarusbank's international credit ratings contribute to developing of the cooperation with foreign financial institutions. Since 1999 the international rating agency Fitch Ratings has been assigning international credit ratings to Belarusbank. In the beginning of 2011 Standard & Poor's International Services, Inc. assigned its first long-term and short-term credit ratings to the Bank.
Current ratings of Belarusbank are in correspondence with the ratings of the Republic of Belarus (cited at the section Our bank / Ratings).
Large projects are realized by Belarusbank in the international debt capital market using new financial instruments.
Belarusbank is constantly expanding its geography of cooperation. Besides "traditional" business relations with financial institutions of the UK, Germany, Poland, China, Russia, Austria, Czech Republic and Switzerland Belarusbank has established business relations with financial institutions of France, Denmark, Korea, Cyprus, Croatia, Norway, etc.
Belarusbank has held a number of presentations and conferences in Tokyo, Seoul, Frankfurt am Maine, Warsaw and Beijing. The events were attended by the partners of Belarusbank represented by financial institutions from Eastern and Western countries as well as by the clients of the Bank - Belarusian enterprises and their foreign partners.
According to The Banker’s overview 2015 Belarusbank went up by 2 positions to become No.10 in the list of 25 biggest banks of Central and Eastern Europe by Tier 1 Capital and confirmed its leading position in the Republic of Belarus. In global scale Belarusbank has taken the 545th place out of 1000 largest banks in the world.
Belarusbank is a full member of International Trade and Forfaiting Association (IFTA), Banking Association for Central and Eastern Europe (BACEE), World Savings Bank Institute (WSBI), Interbank Consortium of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (IS of SCO) and Financial & Banking Council of CIS (FBC of CIS).
The bank is constantly strengthening its international financial positions. We are forming the relevant infrastructure to grant our customers access to the global capital market.
Using a combination of a great professional experience and rich traditions, Belarusbank is open to mutually beneficial cooperation.
Main international business events of the year 2016:
Belarusbank won Cbonds Awards CIS 2016 in the nomination of “Best investment bank of Belarus”. Belarusbank also became first in another prestigious nomination – “Best analytics of Belarusian financial markets”.
Belarusbank call center got a Certificate of Compliance with the European Standard requirements EN 15838:2009 of the company AustrianStandardsPlus and became the first and the only bank in the country which obtains such a certificate.
Belarusbank got Raiffeisen Award for High Quality of International Bank Transfers.
Belarusbank improved its position in the annual Top 1000 World Banks list for the year 2015 published in the Banker and changed its position from No.12 to No. 10 in the list of 25 largest banks of Central and Eastern Europe by Tier I capital.
Citibank Europe plc., New York awarded Belarusbank for high quality of international bank transfers “Straight Through Processing Excellent Award”.
Belarusbank’ Student Card became a winner in the nomination “Best product for children and youth” in the Global Inclusion Awards 2016.
The winner of the contest for choosing a financial advisor for Belarusbank was appointed.
In January 2016 Belarusbank attracted a syndicated loan in the amount of USD 265 million.
16.03.2016 Belarusbank acted as the General Sponsor of the International conference “Belarus: Trade Finance 2016” (World Wide Expert) which took place in Minsk.
17.05.2016 a seminar on financing of investment projects with participation of China Development Bank Corporation took place on the premises of Belarusbank headquarters.
18.05.2016 Belarusbank organized an international round table discussion concerning social dialogue issues.
In June 2016 Belarusbank and China Development Bank (CDB) signed a loan agreement according to which 1.4 bln US dollars were to be given for potash salts extraction.
In July 2016 Belarusbank borrowed EUR 250 mln via syndicated loan.
In September 2016 management of Belarusbank took part into the visit of the President of the Republic of Belarus Lukashenko A.G. in the People’s Republic of China during which the range of important documents with Chinese partners was signed.
12.10.2016 Belarusbank held business lunch for international export credit agencies (ECA) as a part of the Eximgarant of Belarus International Conference “The role of export credit agencies in the Belarusian economy“.
26.10.2016 Belarusbank acted as the General Partner of the 2nd International financial banking forum “Minsk business meetings”.
31.10.2016 a meeting of the Interagency infrastructural coordination council (IICC) with the participation of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)’ business advisory council experts took place at the Belarusbank premises.
06.12.2016 a conference “Belarusbank Providing Stability for Further Growth” took place in Frankfurt-am-Main.