MHP advises on fifth listing of 2018 and brand team expands Kimberly-Clark brief

MHP has worked with KC brand Kleenex for more than a decade (see video below for an activation from earlier this year), and also has sister brand …

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Microfinance in Africa: Challenges and solutions

Copyright Africa Business News Pty. Ltd. © 2018. All Rights Reserved<p>This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with …


We aim to get 40 lakh customers by 2020: Jana Small Finance Bank CEO

Speaking at the launch of the operations of the bank here, Kanwal said it had started its operations with a capital adequacy ratio (CAR) of about 35 …


Microfinance Reaps Rewards For Offline Communities In Africa

How software developments by company Oradian are enabling small businesses to scale up in Africa<p>Picture the scene. It’s the month end, and you’re due a stock take. Not only do you have to calculate fluctuating staff salaries, but there’s a small loan to take into account and creditors need to be …

Financial Services

Lessons learnt from bank nationalisation

In its 50th year of nationalisation, the banking system is at a crossroads and in need of a thorough revamp

Business (India)

Bandhan Bank’s share defies gravity as growth story is intact

Graphic: Mint<p>India’s youngest full-service bank and the eighth most valuable lender Bandhan Bank Ltd’s stock surged almost 7% in response to its …

Business (India)

Nabard award for Repco Micro Finance

Repco Micro Finance Ltd, a non-banking finance company promoted by Repco Bank, received Nabard 2018 award for its service to self-help group (SHG)

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ICRA ratings for Indian debt instruments-Jul 16

© Reuters. ICRA ratings for Indian debt instruments-Jul 16<p>Jul 16 (Reuters) - Below are the ratings awarded by Investment Information Credit Rating …

Urban Development

Microfinance could help African cities solve housing crisis - experts

KAMPALA, July 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Granting small loans to help low earners in Africa’s rapidly growing cities build their own homes could help solve a looming housing crisis, experts said on Thursday.<p>About 40 percent of Africa’s one billion people already live in towns and cities and …


Microfinance and Business Start-up-Host Oscar Bimpong with Guest Roderick Ayeh-Footprints Radio Talk

Microfinance and Business Start-up-Host Oscar Bimpong with Guest Roderick Ayeh-Footprints Radio Talkshow.


Ally and NAMAD Honor Rising Auto Retail Leader with the Inaugural 'Ally Sees Her' Award

CHICAGO, July 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ally Financial and the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD) honored Karmala Sutton, dealer in training at Honda of Kenosha in Bristol, Wisc., with the first-ever Ally Sees Her Award today during NAMAD's 2018 Annual Membership Meeting in …

Business Administration

15.8M Filipinos own an account

THE number of Filipino adults who own an account is estimated at 15.8 million or around one fourth of the total adult population, according to the …


Muhammad Yunus visits Jain College

Bangladeshi social entrepreneur and Nobel laureate, Prof. Muhammad Yunus, visited Jain (Deemed-to-be University) and shared his ideas on social busi

Business (India)

From prison to pioneer: a chef's dream to transform one Chicago corner

The flowers by the door of Dream Chef Kitchen aren’t real. But on a dreary day in March, they offered a hopeful note of what might eventually grow.<p>Growth is important to the catering company and restaurant’s owner and chef, Nichelle Benford. She’s done a lot of growing lately. Growing into the kind …


Bandhan Bank hits highest level since listing; up 56% against issue price

Bandhan Bank hit a new high of Rs 585, up 5% on Tuesday, trading at its highest level since listing on March 27, 2018

Business (India)

With Kumar Gaurav’s Forward-Looking Leadership, Cashaa Is Poised To Disrupt Microfinance By Investing.com Studios

The sector also continues to encourage and nurture entrepreneurs who are constantly pushing the limits of what the technology can achieve. One of the …


SIDBI targetting MSME lending of Rs 1.40 trillion during current fiscal

In the backdrop of the central government thrust on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) for boosting economic activities and creating millions …

Business (India)

Kumaraswamy’s Farm Loan Waiver Scheme Is Faulty And Inadequate, Say Stakeholders

Snapshot<p>Farmers say the scheme has been devised only taking into consideration rain-fed areas and wetlands, with dryland cultivators feeling left out …


‘How a bus saved my life’: Life as a widow in Pakistan

Asia, a widow in Pakistan, broke gender stereotypes by becoming a female bus driver.<p>Widows in Pakistan are often isolated and seen as bad omens.<p>But a micro finance project has helped some turn their lives around.<p><i>Video produced by Daniel South and Haider Saleem</i><p><i>Listen to</i> Newsday on the BBC iPlayer<i>.</i>


Swadhaar buyout to support RBL Bank's retail plans, regulatory needs

After a strong performance in FY18, investors are pleased by RBL Bank’s move to hike its stake to 100 per cent (from 60.5 per cent) in Swadhaar …

Business (India)

SBI raises market share in housing mortgage business

<b>New Delhi:</b> State Bank of India (SBI) has emerged as the market leader in the housing finance business, snatching market share from housing finance …


CEMAC zone: New rules for microcredits [Business Africa]

Microfinance institutions play an important role in banking within CEMAC. However, this burgeoning activity needs to be structured for effective …


Launch of the first Zimbabwe Women‘s Microfinance Bank - UN Resident Coordinator's Statement | UN in Zimbabwe

• <b>Your Excellency Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe,</b>• <b><br>Honourable K. Mohadi, Vice President of the Republic of</b> …


NBFCs' Retail Lending To Grow At 19-21% In Current Fiscal, Says Report

NBFCs being the key financiers to the CV segment would benefit from the expected new vehicle sales growth in FY19, said Icra.<p><b>Mumbai:</b> Retail loan book …

Business (India)

Satin Creditcare raises Rs 500 cr from Nabard

Satin Creditcare Network Ltd (SCNL), a microfinance institution, has received fresh disbursement of Rs 500 crore from Nabard under the latter's refin

Business (India)

Full-Blown Trade War Unlikely, Enam’s Sridhar Sivaram Says

This is the time to look for themes that will work over the next 18-24 months.<p><i>Here’s what he said on some other sectors in the …

Markets (India)

Pension scheme to be reviewed

A commission headed by a judge will be appointed soon to review the contributory pension scheme for government employees, Finance Minister T.M. …


Can Impact Investing Avoid the Failures of Microfinance?

The impact investment industry is growing rapidly, a fact that many of us in the field celebrate. In 2010, J.P Morgan projected up to $1T in investment would be deployed this decade — which would make impact investing twice the size of official development aid to the world’s less develop countries …

Financial Services

Ethiopia:Hawassa Industrial Park Opening Up Opportunities to Local People

[Ethiopian Herald] Various mega projects help the economic development of a country and benefit the society around while other projects extend their …


Traditional Microfinancing With Blockchain By Investing.com Studios

The microfinance industry effectively revolutionized the way unbanked and under-banked populations in the developing world access financial services. …

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