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September 25, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ex-Im Bank Launches Small-Business Loan Program: The U.S. Export-Import Bank began a pilot program that gives states the authority to grant short-term loan guarantees for small and medium-sized exporters. Florida has already been approved for the program, and California, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts and Minnesota are expected to sign on before Jan. 1.
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BUSINESS
September 25, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ex-Im Bank Launches Small-Business Loan Program: The U.S. Export-Import Bank began a pilot program that gives states the authority to grant short-term loan guarantees for small and medium-sized exporters. Florida has already been approved for the program, and California, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts and Minnesota are expected to sign on before Jan. 1.
BUSINESS
May 2, 1994
Import-Export Bank Is Set Up: The Import and Export Bank of China will extend low interest loans and financial guarantees to overseas buyers of Chinese electronics and machinery goods, the People's Daily reported. The bank will help these industries compete in overseas markets, finance projects in developing nations and provide insurance for Chinese companies trying to break into risky markets, the paper said.
BUSINESS
July 28, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ford Negotiating Loan With Japan: The auto maker is discussing a $300-million loan with the government-controlled Import-Export Bank of Japan to help it develop right-hand-drive vehicles for export there, according to the Japanese newspaper Nihon Keizai. The action signals Japan's eagerness to narrow its U.S. trade surplus and earn good will after resisting Clinton Administration calls to guarantee more imports of U.S. cars.
BUSINESS
June 16, 1992 | JACK SEARLES
Siemens Solar Industries in Camarillo, which claims to be the world's largest producer of solar energy products, has agreed to provide solar-powered electricity to 1,000 rural homes in northeastern Brazil. The deal with Brazilian government officials was signed by Siemens Solar's president, Charles F. Gay, and William Howley, the company's chief of staff, during the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
NEWS
January 10, 1999 | From Associated Press
President Clinton on Saturday outlined a $108-million plan to boost U.S. exports and to buttress U.S. manufacturers against reverberations from economic crises overseas. He also said his fiscal 2000 budget will propose $40 million in new foreign aid to help developing countries improve labor standards. "We must ensure that the new global economy works for working people," the president said in his weekly radio address.
NEWS
July 8, 1990 | DRUSILLA MENAKER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Poland is awash in would-be benefactors. Executives, ambassadors, governors, heads of state, celebrities--the parade of visitors trailing their good intentions through the country's wrecked economy is endless. The goodwill visits have become tiring, but Poland must try to cash in on the bonanza before the angels from the West turn to another fashionable cause. For every planeload of visitors, ranking government members must clear schedules and prepare briefings.
NEWS
January 29, 1997 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton declared on Tuesday that major political contributors get no more than a "respectful hearing" when they visit the White House and defended his practice of hosting them at a series of coffee receptions set up by the Democratic National Committee in 1995 and 1996.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1991 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When news that bombs were falling on Baghdad blared from the car radio, Angela Nelsas' heart filled with fear. The Fullerton activist's first concern was for the soldiers and citizens of her adopted country, the United States. But her second thought was of the potential for disaster in a small, struggling republic thousands of miles from the Middle East.
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