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IFC’s Investment in Romania’s First Sustainability Bond to Catalyze Financial Inclusion, Support Future Resilience

The local currency-denominated senior non-preferred sustainability bonds will help the bank increase its lending to businesses investing in climate-smart initiatives—green buildings, renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean transportation, sustainable agriculture, and others.

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Africa: The Italian CDP Lends EUR100M to the AFC to Finance the Ecological Transition

The pan-African financial institution will use the funds to finance the green transition through sustainable infrastructure in Africa.

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Bangladesh: Government Moves to Cut Microcredit Service Charge

An 11-member committee, headed by Grameen Bank Chairman Prof Dr A K M Saiful Majid, has been formed to look into the cost of the MFI's services and to determine if there is any scope to reduce the charges.

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Emerging Markets Global Advisory Limited Advises on $10M Debt Raise for Banco D-Miro

The funds will allow Banco D-Miro to continue the expansion of its microcredit lending activities in Ecuador.

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Moove, Suzuki, MUFG Team to Promote Financial Inclusion for Gig Workers

According to the release, the partnership was inked at the eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development, and is among the first to involve an African fintech company.

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New Parametric Microinsurance Products Launched to Cushion Impact of Climate Change in Fiji

Both products offer combined insurance cover against heavy wind and rainfall and are designed to offer immediate financial support after extreme weather events.

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Queen Máxima Visits India to Advocate for Digital Financial Services

The talks will center on how India will incorporate financial inclusion and digital economy into its G20 agenda.

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Register Now and Save $400: 2023 Making Finance Work for Women Global Summit

Join financial inclusion leaders from around the globe to accelerate HER economy!

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Funding Societies Signs $50M Credit Facility With HSBC to Drive SME Growth in Southeast Asia

Through this new facility the fintech lender will be able to channel the funds via its range of tailored financing solutions across SME segments across all its five markets.