Monthly Archives: June 2011

Poor households may gain access to water supply through micro-finance

Poor household may gain access to safe water supply and improved sanitation through micro-finance, which is also a tool to alleviate poverty. Harry Cyrus Jorolan, area manager for Camotes and Leyte of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (RAFI) said that … Continue reading

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Managers cross exotic frontiers in hunt for returns

By Cecilia Valente MONACO | Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:38am EDT MONACO (Reuters) – Asset managers are eyeing investments in Iraq and other countries recovering from political instability, as the rise of markets such as Brazil and India make the … Continue reading

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Social Entrepreneurs Lag Behind Impact Investors

Aron Jakab runs Fruit of Care, a social enterprise selling high quality design home decor like fruit scented candles produced by people with disabilities employed in workshops across Hungary. Aron is a savvy entrepreneur now, but a few years ago, … Continue reading

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Building an Impact Economy

Since he took office, President Obama has been committed to strengthening the U.S. economy and creating jobs for American workers.  To advance those goals, today, the White House is hosting a convening on the Impact Economy (watch live at WhiteHouse.gov/live). … Continue reading

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Kiva.org, Visa Inc. Launch “Kiva City” in Support of U.S. Small Businesses

CHICAGO, Jun 29, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Kiva.org, the world’s first personal microlending website, and Visa Inc. /quotes/zigman/502306/quotes/nls/v V -2.06% , a global leader in payments, today announced Kiva City, a new program that will extend small business access to … Continue reading

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Rajkot SMEs to take corporate lessons from CII

In a bid to keep themselves abreast with global trends, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Rajkot are set to take corporate lessons from the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). CII will be offering a program called ‘Connect’ under which … Continue reading

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PWC Report Points to New Age in Wealth Management

Revenue growth in emerging markets for the wealth management sector has outstripped that of developed markets by far, according to a PwC survey released Monday. The report said established wealth management and private banking firms will need to incorporate changes … Continue reading

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Bank’s new fund to grow businesses

Established Kiwi businesses are being given a helping hand to grow. BNZ has joined with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) to launch a new $1.5 million business growth fund. Owner/managers of small-medium enterprises (SMEs) can apply for funding which … Continue reading

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Unified growth, the cluster way

Guwahati, June 23: Business clusters of the Northeast are forging ahead, registering phenomenal growth rates and volume within a relatively short span. A cluster is a sector-specific geographical group of micro and/or small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), service providers and … Continue reading

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Small is beautiful, perhaps

Mehul Shah / New Delhi June 30, 2011, 0:09 IST Exchanges gear up to launch their SME platforms, but bankers find the norms tough Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in India will soon get a new avenue to raise equity … Continue reading

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