Chinese bank to lend $3.6 billion to Turkey: Albayrak

Chinese bank to lend $3.6 billion to Turkey: Albayrak

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Chinese bank to lend $3.6 billion to Turkey: Albayrak

The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) has provided a $3.6 billion loan package to the Turkish energy and transportation sector, Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said on July 26.

“The $3.6 billion loan package from Chinese financial institutions for energy and transportation sector investments — private sector, public institutions and banks — has been completed,” Albayrak said in a tweet.

Albayrak also described his negotiations during a visit to China as “fruitful.”

In May, Albayrak visited a number of institutions in China, including the ICBC.

ICBC Turkey is the first Chinese bank that started operations in Turkey by acquiring majority shares of a local bank in May 2015.

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