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13 December 2019

Rentenbank expects 2020 funding volume of up to EUR 11 billion, Green Bond benchmark coming soon

Frankfurt. Rentenbank expects a total funding volume of up to EUR 11 billion with maturities of more than two years in 2020.

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11 October 2019

Rentenbank Startup Award for Pollination by Mouse Click

Frankfurt. BEEsharing has won the highly prized Rentenbank Startup Award of EUR 5,000 for 2019.

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22 August 2019

More promotional loans for agriculture and rural areas, capital ratios further increased

Frankfurt. In the first half of 2019, Rentenbank granted special promotional loans in the amount of EUR 3.2 billion (EUR 3.3 billion in the first half of 2018). Germany’s development agency for agribusiness and rural areas made gains in the Agriculture and Rural Development promotional lines. However, the demand for wind farm financing dwindled again. Total new business in special promotional loans and in the form of registered bonds, promissory notes, and securities with a link to rural areas increased to EUR 5.8 billion in the first half of 2019.

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5 June 2019

Climate change challenge – Rentenbank’s Edmund Rehwinkel Foundation presents research results

Frankfurt. According to Dr. Martin Banse and Dr. Viktoriya Sturm from the Thünen Institute for Market Analysis team in Braunschweig, the contribution made by the 28 EU member states to the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agribusiness is relatively small.

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20 May 2019

Climate Change Challenge – an invitation to the Edmund Rehwinkel Foundation symposium

Rentenbank’s Edmund Rehwinkel Foundation seeks attendees for its next symposium in Berlin on June 5, 2019. Academic studies supported by the foundation on the highly topical subject of ‘Climate Change Challenge – impacts on agriculture and adaptation strategies’ are to be presented.

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17 May 2019

Rentenbank creates new ‘Forestry’ promotional line

Frankfurt. Rentenbank is concentrating its activities on promoting forestry by creating a new promotional line. Forest management is facing huge challenges particularly when set against the background of climate change. Increasing weather extremes are causing ever greater damage.

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10 May 2019

Rentenbank: 70 years of successfully promoting agriculture and rural areas

Frankfurt. Rentenbank’s Governing Law came into effect on May 11, 1949. That's when Germany’s Frankfurt-based development agency for agribusiness and rural areas started its business activities.

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29 April 2019

Rentenbank awards more promotional loans for agribusiness and rural development - wind power remains sluggish

Frankfurt. 2018 saw Rentenbank’s new promotional business drop when compared with the prior-year level. The main reason for this was a sharp decline in wind power financing resulting from a change to the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG). New business was virtually stable in the Agriculture promotional line, while it rose in the Agribusiness and Rural Development promotional lines. The Management Board of Germany’s development agency for agribusiness and rural areas was pleased with the results overall. ‘The 2018 business year has shown that Rentenbank’s promotional loans continue to be attractive for all types of investment in agriculture and rural areas,’ underlined Horst Reinhardt, Chairman of the Management Board at Rentenbank.

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1 April 2019

Rentenbank appoints Marc Kaninke to its Management Board

Frankfurt. Rentenbank’s Supervisory Board has appointed new member, Marc Kaninke (48), to the bank’s Management Board.

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1 February 2019

Fiscal Year 2018: Sluggish wind power financings trigger lower demand for promotional loans from Rentenbank

Frankfurt. In 2018, Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank saw falling demand for its special promotional loans, albeit from the high level registered in the previous year. This decrease was attributable to a sharp decline in wind power financings set off by an amendment to the German Renewable Energy Sources Act. The decline could only partially be compensated for by growth in the Agribusiness and Rural Development promotional lines. New business in the Agriculture promotional line remained largely stable. Overall, new business with special promotional loans from Germany's development agency for agribusiness and rural areas dropped to a total of EUR 6.7 billion (2017: EUR 7.4 billion).

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