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Microfinance Focus, July 6, 2010 : The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently promulgated proposed guidelines for securitization by non-banking finance companies that if implemented, would essentially...
Microfinance Focus, April 1, 2010: After a challenging year, 2010 has began on an optimistic note for microfinance investors. Some fund managers have declared that the recovery has begun, albeit a gradual one. For example, Dr. Armand Vardanyan, Fund Manager of...
Microfinance Focus, June 15, 2010: International microfinance is at a critical juncture in 2010. As a sub-sector of the financial services industry, microfinance has evolved from the slow moving tortoise of the 1990s to the nimble hare of the early “noughties” (2000-05) and, since then, into an...
Microfinance Focus, January 10, 2010: The past few years have seen the entire microfinance sector grow exponentially. As with any other boom, suspicion always exists on whether a bust is just around the corner. This is especially true in the current international setting; with a major financial bust that...
Microfinance Focus, Jerome Peloquin : What is the difference between sales and marketing? If you are in sales, can you be a marketing rep? Well, not to be too equivocal: yes and no. A definition of Marketing: It is the management and administration of the four “P’s” (Price, Place, Product, & Promotion). Marketing provides...
Microfinance Focus, Oct 22, 2010 (By Arvind Ashta and Djamchid Assadi) : Editor's Note: The second round table microfinance conference was held at Les Reoncontres de Babyloan. It was moderated by Dr. Djamchid Assadi, Professor at Burgundy School of Business and the participants included Jean-Michel Servet, Professor and Researcher, Geneva...
Microfinance has accomplished what several of it’s detractors thought it never would – 100% loan utilisation and, most inportantly, recovery. The earnest and well-founded hope for a better life motivates women to enter into the contract of microfinance; business successes among borrowers only strengthens this faith in the institution...
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