World Bank

Statement on Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi)

WASHINGTON, October 12, 2017 ‒ The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) donor countries today issued the following statement: It is with great pleasure that we officially launch...
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ILO calls for new strategies to help SMEs get loans

Bank loans can help firms improve job quality and productivity, but are often difficult to get for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Consequently, policy-makers...
Reserve Bank of India

Indian Summer On The Horizon

Investors had been keeping their distance from India this last 12 months as New Delhi's business hubs looked like being on the brink of...
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The Big Win: Singapore

The ‘Lion City’ is roaring again By Tony Lennox IN the heart of downtown Singapore, Raffles Hotel, a stately symbol of colonial splendour, sits in the...

A License to Print Money

Bold headlines, fast-paced storytelling, illustrations aplenty, and a scoop in every issue: Hak Holdert knew precisely what a newspaper should look like in order...

IFC: Why Corporate Governance Is Crucial to Myanmar’s Growing Private Sector

Emerging from decades of isolation, Myanmar is undergoing major reforms to become a more market-driven economy. Many are hoping for a meteoric rise of...

Micro Credit the American Way

Being short on cash is an expensive proposition: ask the Greeks or anyone whose luck has run out. The cash-strapped often spend more on...

Joseph E Stiglitz and Hamid Rashid: Closing Developing Countries’ Capital Drain

Developing countries are bracing for a major slowdown this year. According to the UN report World Economic Situation and Prospects 2016, their growth averaged...