Making Money Easy to Access in the Philippines
May, 24 2014
Philippines - Getting rid of cash transactions and giving low-income earners access to electronic payment systems could help businesses and individuals save money, says the head of MasterCard’s Southeast Asia operations ...
Australia Supports Financial Inclusion in the Pacific
May, 22 2014
The Pacific - Australian Secretary for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Varghese launched a AUD$14.15 million (FJD$24 million) three-year partnership today with the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme, aimed at increasing financial services for disadvantaged households across the Pacific ...
UN Study to Help Build a Financial Inclusion Road Map for Myanmar
May, 22 2014
Myanmar - The UN Capital Development Fund and the UN Development Programme jointly launched the results of the Making Access Possible (MAP) Myanmar Diagnostic - a comprehensive study of Myanmar's financial services sector and an analysis of its potential to enhance financial inclusion as the country's economic reforms take hold. ...
LuxFLAG European ESG Label Launched
May, 21 2014
Luxembourg - LuxFLAG, the Luxembourg Fund Labelling Agency, has announced the launch of the LuxFlag ESG label, which will be granted to investment funds meeting specific environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. ...
Modi’s Victory to Open India’s Equity Capital Markets
May, 20 2014
India - India’s equity capital markets are back in business following the landslide election of prime minister-in-waiting Narendra Modi last week, in a sign of growing investor confidence in Asia’s third-largest economy ...
Nigeria: CBN Votes N132b to Empower Women
May, 18 2014
Nigeria - The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) voted N132 billion under its Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund (MSMEDF), to enhance Women Economic Empowerment ...
Active Client Base of Islamic Microfinance Has Exceeded Two Million
May, 13 2014
Global - The demand of Islamic microfinance is rapidly increasing in order to serve poverty alleviation and social development, its active client size have exceeded to 2 million now from which more than 700,000 belong to Sudan and more than 400,000 clients of Islamic Microfinance Institutions are from Pakistan ...
62% Zambians Lack Access to Financial Services
May, 12 2014
Zambia - Bank of Zambia Governor Dr Michael Gondwe has observed that financial inclusion continues to be a challenge regardless of the positive economic performance that the country has recorded in the recent past ...
May, 07 2014
Global - A brief history of investing that advances environmental and social concerns, and why impact investors and sustainable investors should look to what they have in common, not how they differ. ...
Bangladesh: Microfinance Credit Bureau - Let's Make the Dream Come True
May, 04 2014
Bangladesh - The main point is that establishing a Microfinance Credit Bureau in Bangladesh, with design, development and operationalisation of a world class automated system for managing millions of consumer credit files, is neither difficult nor impossible, and it should not take more than a year to start operations ...
New J.P. Morgan & GIIN Survey Indicates Higher Impact Investment Commitments, Investor Satisfaction
May, 03 2014
Global - 125 of the world's largest impact investors, including fund managers, banks, foundations, development finance institutions, and pension funds surveyed by J.P. Morgan and the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) expect to commit 19% more capital to impact investments in 2014 compared to 2013, as satisfaction with the financial returns and the social and environmental impact of these investments remains high. ...