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Microvest Welcomes Jim Torrey to the Board of Directors
June, 30 2006
Bethesda, MD - MicroVest is proud to welcome Jim Torrey, Founder of The Torrey Funds, to the MicroVest Board of Directors ...
Micro-Credit Provides Little Help for Poor
June, 30 2006
Korea - With the gap between rich and poor widening at an alarming rate in recent years, policymakers are scrambling to find new ways to fight poverty and strengthen the position of working-class citizens. However, the introduction of micro-credit _ the provision of small amounts of finance to people of little means _ is among programs that have proven ineffective in redistributing wealth to poor ...
Microfinance Securities XXEB (MFS)
June, 29 2006
Connecticut - Developing World Markets has successfully structured and closed Microfinance Securities XXEB, a $60 million securitization of cross-border loans to approximately 30 microfinance institutions (MFIs) in 15 countries ...
EBRD Boosts Micro Financing in Tajikistan
June, 26 2006
Tbilisi, Georgia - The EBRD is supporting small businesses in Tajikistan with an investment to help set up a new micro finance institution in the country. ...
MicroVest Increases Interest Rates for Microfinance Notes
June, 21 2006
Bethesda, MD - MicroVest Capital Management announced today that it is increasing interest rates for its current offering of Microfinance Notes ...
The Microfinance Collateralized Debt Obligation: A Modern Robin Hood?
June, 18 2006
Lund, Sweden - The aim of this paper is to highlight a potentially very fruitful link between micro-entrepreneurs and the international capital markets ...
India: NHB plans to structure loans
June, 18 2006
India - The home loan market could grow faster, with the National Housing Bank (NHB) working on ways to structure products that will expand the market for housing finance to include urban slums and low-cost rural housing. ...
India: NHB plans to structure loans
June, 18 2006
India - The home loan market could grow faster, with the National Housing Bank (NHB) working on ways to structure products that will expand the market for housing finance to include urban slums and low-cost rural housing. ...
Grameen Foundation and MTN Rwanda to form Village Phone Rwanda
June, 14 2006
Washington - With the nearest telephone sometimes six miles away, a mobile phone is more than just a means of communication for rural communities in Rwanda; it is an economic lifeline. To help spur greater telecommunications access for villagers, Grameen Foundation, a global non-profit organization that combines microfinance with new technologies to empower the world’s poorest people, and mobile network operator, MTN Rwanda, are launching an innovative new venture: Village Phone Rwanda. Through its signature product, Tel’imbere, Village Phone Rwanda will provide affordable telephone access in places where there is no access to public communications and where power supplies are either unreliable or nonexistent ...
Grameen Foundation and Global Partnerships Join Forces to Fight Poverty
June, 13 2006
Washington - New Alliance Increases Access to Financial Services for Latin America’s Poo ...
New Enterprise Targeting Arab Microfinance
June, 08 2006
Paris, France - Grameen Foundation & Abdul Latif Jameel Group today announced the launch of the first social business enterprise targeting microfinance in the arab world. ...
global microcredit summit 2006
June, 07 2006
Halifax, Canada - November 12-15, 2006 World Trade and Convention Centre Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canad ...
Virtual Library on Micro-Credit
June, 07 2006
Kobe, Japan - Microcredit and microfinance is not the answer to all the problems of poverty in developing countries, but it is indeed an 'inducer' to a great many actions that can lead to a better quality of life for the low-income groups. The Virtual Library on Microcredit is a repository of information on alternative, non-conventional financial systems and microfinance/microcredit issues ...
Mobile Microfinance
June, 06 2006
United States - Over the past few years, a number of start-ups have formed a cottage industry that helps people access banking services on their cellphones. Obopay is part of the movement to bring banking services to those around the world who don't have bank accounts ...
Mobile Microfinance
June, 06 2006
United States - Over the past few years, a number of start-ups have formed a cottage industry that helps people access banking services on their cellphones. Obopay is part of the movement to bring banking services to those around the world who don't have bank accounts ...

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