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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Advans Incorporates Advans Pakistan Microfinance Bank, La Fayette Microfinance Bank of Nigeria

Advans SA, a microfinance investment vehicle that mobilizes funds for microfinance institutions (MFIs), recently announced the incorporation of the Advans Pakistan Microfinance Bank in the Republic of Pakistan and the La Fayette Microfinance Bank in Nigeria. Continue Reading »

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: International Finance Corporation, BNP Paribas to Loan $25m to Vietnam’s Orient Commercial Joint Stock Bank for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Women-owned Businesses

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private-investment arm of the World Bank Group, has agreed to provide a syndicated loan of USD 25 million toVietnam’s Orient Commercial Joint Stock Bank to expand financing to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and women-owned businesses. Continue Reading »

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: responsAbility Lends $6.9m to Latin American Microfinance Companies Crecer, Fundacion Mundo Mujer Popayan

Switzerland’s responsAbility Social Investments AG recently reported to MicroCapital that it has made investments equivalent to USD 6.9 million in Bolivian microfinance institution (MFI) Crecer and Colombian MFI Fundacion Mundo Mujer (FMM) Popayan. Continue Reading »

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

MICROFINANCE EVENT: European Marketing Research Center (EMRC) Presents “African Finance & Investment Forum 2012: Financial Inclusion through SMEs & Cooperatives”, June 17 – 19, 2012, Utrecht and Floriade – Venlo, Netherlands

Event Name: African Finance & Investment Forum 2012: Financial Inclusion through SMEs & Cooperatives

Event Date: June 17 – June 19, 2012

Event Location: Rabobank Headquarters, Utrecht and Floriade – Venlo, Netherlands Continue Reading »

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Friday, May 4, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: South Korea Donates $1m to International Finance Corporation (IFC) to Support Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

The Korean Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOSF) has signed an agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private-investment arm of the World Bank Group, to provide USD 1 million to support programs for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets. Continue Reading »

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Luxembourg Fund Labeling Agency (LuxFLAG) Certifies Fonds Européen de Financement Solidaire (FEFISOL) with “Microfinance Label”

Fonds Européen de Financement Solidaire (FEFISOL), a for-profit investment fund registered in Luxembourg, has obtained the “Microfinance Label” from the Luxembourg Fund Labeling Agency (LuxFLAG), a microfinance investment vehicle (MIV) certification organization. Continue Reading »

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

MICROFINANCE EVENT: Triple Bottom Line Investing (TBLI) Presents “TBLI Conference Europe 2012”, November 8 – 9, 2012, Zurich, Switzerland

Event Name: TBLI Conference Europe 2012

Event Date: November 8 – November 9, 2012

Event Location: Swissôtel Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Continue Reading »

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: International Finance Corporation (IFC) Lends $16m to Agricover Credit to Increase Funds for Farmers in Romania

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private-investment arm of the World Bank Group, has provided a loan of EUR 12.5 million (USD 16.5 million) to agriculture-based financial institution Agricover Credit IFN to increase lending to farmers in Romania and promote modernization in the industry. Continue Reading »

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Monday, April 30, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Luxembourg Fund Labeling Agency (LuxFLAG) Certifies Access Africa Fund with “Microfinance Label”

Access Africa Fund, a for-profit limited liability company, has become the first US-based microfinance investment vehicle (MIV) to obtain the “Microfinance Label” from the Luxembourg Fund Labeling Agency (LuxFLAG), an MIV certification organization. Continue Reading »

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

MICROFINANCE EVENT: Absolute Portfolio Management’s “Developments and New Opportunities in Microfinance” Webinar, May 9, 2012

Event Name: Developments and New Opportunities in Microfinance

Event Date: May 9, 2012, 2:00 – 2:30 GMT

Event Location: Online Continue Reading »

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Monday, April 23, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: International Finance Corporation (IFC), UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) Invest $263m in New Global SME Finance Facility

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private-investment arm of the World Bank Group, has invested USD 200 million in the Global SME Finance Facility, a program that combines “donor funding with funding from international development institutions to expand lending to small businesses in emerging markets.” Continue Reading »

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Monday, April 16, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: European Investment Bank (EIB) Launches $65m East African Community Microfinance Facility

The European Investment Bank (EIB), the investment body of the European Union, has launched the East African Community Microfinance Facility, a EUR 50 million (USD 65.4 million) loan program to “encourage job creation and increase access to long-term funding for micro and small enterprises” in East Africa. Continue Reading »

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Accion Launches $10m Venture Lab to Invest in Microfinance Institutions, Other Financial Inclusion Start-Ups

Accion, a US-based nonprofit microfinance organization, recently announced that it has launched Venture Lab, a USD 10 million investment vehicle that will provide seed capital to financial inclusion start-ups across the world. Continue Reading »

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Saturday, March 31, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Asian Development Bank (ADB) to Lend $20m to Chinese Banks to Support Microfinance Institutions in Rural China

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), a multilateral institution based in the Philippines, will provide a loan facility of CNY 130 million (USD 20.6 million) to unspecified partner banks to “help them build their wholesale lending capacity to microcredit companies” in central and western China. Continue Reading »

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Progression Eastern African Microfinance Equity Fund (PEAMEF) Launches Operations in Kenya

Progression Eastern African Microfinance Equity Fund (PEAMEF), a limited-life investment fund incorporated in Mauritius, has launched its operations in Nairobi, Kenya, with a mission aimed at improving microfinance in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia and Uganda. Continue Reading »

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Friday, March 16, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: responsAbility Lends $1.8m to Cambodian Microfinance Companies Angkor Mikroheranhvatho Kampuchea, Thaneakea Phum (Cambodia) Limited

Switzerland’s responsAbility Social Investments AG recently reported to MicroCapital that it has made local-curency loans equivalent to USD 1.8 million to Cambodian microfinance companies Angkor Mikroheranhvatho Kampuchea (AMK) and Thaneakea Phum (Cambodia) Limited. Continue Reading »

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: responsAbility Loans $1.5m to Constanta of Georgia, $2.5m to Eskhata of Tajikistan

Switzerland’s responsAbility Social Investments AG recently reported to MicroCapital that it has invested USD 1.5 million in Georgia’s Constanta and USD 2.5 million in Tajikistan’s Bank Eskhata. Continue Reading »

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: responsAbility Invests $2m in Jordan’s Middle East Micro Credit Company (MEMCC), Palestine for Credit and Development (FATEN)

Switzerland’s responsAbility Social Investments AG recently reported to MicroCapital that is has lent the local currency equivalent of USD 1.5 million to Jordan’s Middle East Micro Credit Company (MEMCC) –with equivalent to USD 1 million from the responsAbility Global Microfinance Fund (rAGMF) and equivalent to USD 500,000 from responsAbility Mikrofinanz-Fonds (rAMF). Continue Reading »

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