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Renewing the future through investment

November 30, 2011

OPIC’s work catalyzing private-sector investment to solve critical world challenges is increasingly focused on the renewable resources sector, with projects that support clean and sustainable development. On Dec. 2, OPIC will highlight its work in renewable resources at the COP 17, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa. OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield and John Morton,
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OPIC in action: Small business loan improves food security, export opportunities in Moldova

November 23, 2011

Site Moldova Sector Agriculture, Food Processing Challenge Lack of a domestic grain terminal meant Moldovan businesses had to export their agricultural products from ports in neighboring Ukraine. Solution A 2007 loan supported by OPIC for the construction by Kelley Grains Corporation S. R. L. of a new grain loading terminal and an oilseed crushing facility. Impact This highly developmental project
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Tunisian Priorities. American Investments.

November 23, 2011

On November 15, 2011, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield delivered the keynote address at the Tunisia Partnerships Forum at the U.S. Department of State.  “Tunisia is one of the oldest friends and allies of the United States and a model for the region,” she said, also noting that Tunisia today “is ripe with opportunity for investors.” The full test
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U.S. Rep. Ros-Lehtinen urges U.S. businesses to look beyond their borders

November 16, 2011

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen made introductory remarks at OPIC’s Oct. 26 Expanding Horizons seminar in Miami, where she told a group of small businesses that expanding internationally could be key to their growth and overall success. Ros-Lehtinen, who represents a U.S. Congressional District in South Florida, stressed that trade played an important role in the overall economic health of the
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