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Thailand's Fintech Comes of Age

Ongoing shifts toward e-commerce, digital payments (including contactless), and instant payments have all been significantly boosted during the pandemic with real-time payments surging by 104%.

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India: Fintech Firms Set for IPOs but Face Challenges

India’s fintech sector is set for landmark Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) in the next five months as at least three startups – Paytm, Mobikwik, Policybazaar – are likely to raise up to $3.7 billion through public offers.

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Cambodia: Financial Institutions Restructure $5.5 Billion in Loans

Loan restructuring applications peaked in April-May with the second wave of COVID-19, reaching about 20,000 applications per week, and are now down to about 2,000 per week.

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Symbiotics Launches First 100% Agricultural Green Bond in India with Samunnati

Symbiotics has arranged with Samunnati Financial Intermediation & Services Private Limited (“Samunnati”) its first Green Bond whereby the proceeds of $4.6 million in local currency equivalent are fully allocated towards climate smart agriculture.

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Final Report on SME Finance Loans for Growth Impact Showcases the Results of a Four-Year Collaboration Between Symbiotics, UBS and SECO

The fourth and final SME Finance Loans for Growth (LFG) impact report shows how SMEs in emerging and frontier markets benefit from access to finance, as well as how they were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

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FMO Invests $10 Million in the Regional MSME Investment Fund for Sub-Saharan Africa (REGMIFA)

REGMIFA, the Regional MSME Investment Fund for Sub-Saharan Africa, has attracted a further $10 million from Dutch-based entrepreneurial development bank FMO.