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Report – Impact of COVID-19 on the Microfinance Sector: Focus on the Caucasus Region

Research finds that the Symbiotics portfolio is recovering from the crisis stemming from the pandemic and its partners from the Caucasus region are following a similar trend, but at a slower pace. 

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Symbiotics Arranges Two Green Bonds in Vietnam With EVNFinance for $6.25 Million

The proceeds will be used to fund solely green projects: renewable energy (C&I solar, roof-top solar), hydro power, and biomass energy.

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Global Microfinance Recovery Continues, Especially in Africa, but Pandemic’s Long-term Impact Remains Uncertain

Microfinance institutions (MFIs) are starting to recover, particularly in Africa, and some have managed the crisis better than expected so far. However, the recovery remains fragile.

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Microfinance Institutions Maintain Rebound, but Solvency Questions Loom

The latest Symbiotics indicators show that, as of October 2020, microfinance institutions (MFIs) remain resilient and have managed to stop the negative trends reported in the first half of 2020.

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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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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.

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SME Finance Loans for Growth Impact Report 2020

This report shows how small and medium enterprises (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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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.