Jun 2020
S. Brown, Global Head of Emerging and Frontier Markets at Refinitiv: How COVID-19 Will Reshape Islamic Finance Markets
June, 05 2020
East Asia & Pacific - Beyond its immediate economic implications, COVID-19 is also forcing the Islamic finance industry to adapt to rapidly evolving market conditions and speeding up the pace of emerging trends such as digitalization to mitigate the impact of the outbreak ...
India: Liquidity Tap Opens for Micro Lenders and Housing Finance Companies
June, 05 2020
India - The two key refinanciers with specific mandates are granting loans from the Covid-special refinance window opened by the RBI, raising hopes of improved liquidity for the two cash-starved segments — real estate and small borrowers ...
India: To Address Issues Faced by Them, Small Finance Banks Plan to Set Up Separate Industry Body
June, 03 2020
India - Small finance banks (SFBs) are planning to join forces to set up a separate industry body so that the common issues being faced by them can be better represented to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the government ...
J. Winiecki and M. Anand, BFA: Four Lessons Utility Providers Can Learn from the Financial Inclusion Sector
June, 02 2020
Global - The financial inclusion experience provides a number of lessons for essential services providers that are seeking to enter the digital age and reach the underserved. We believe there is incredible untapped potential for innovation at the nexus of fintech and micro-utilities. ...
China: Microlending Companies Seek Closer Cooperation with Banks
June, 02 2020
China - By seeking funds from banks and other financial institutions, microlending companies will not only ensure compliance but also reduce financing costs ...
Sri Lanka: ComBank Raises Another Rs.10b to Support COVID-19 Affected SME Exporters
June, 01 2020
Sri Lanka - The Bank has obtained a short-term loan of $ 50 million from a development finance institution for this purpose, and said these loans would be provided at an annually reviewed concessionary interest rate of 8% per annum ...
India: MFIs See 50% Recovery in June as Rural Borrowers Avoid Using Moratorium
June, 01 2020
India - Income from the harvesting season, along with the essential nature of rural occupations, has helped rural borrowers become more resilient to the Covid-19-induced economic slowdown ...
W. Leslie, Former Senior Advisor at IDB: Can Caribbean Microfinance Survive COVID-19?
June, 01 2020
Caribbean - How can the microfinance sector in the Caribbean navigate this crisis and seize the opportunity to promote the further development of the industry ...

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