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MicroSave to collaborate with Microfinance Focus for knowledge sharing and dissemination

Microfinance Focus, August 26, 2010: MicroSave, one of the leading International consulting, capacity building and research organizations has agreed to join hands with Microfinance Focus, a knowledge and communication hub for the global microfinance sector.  Under this agreement the two organizations look forward to a strategic alliance for knowledge sharing and dissemination with an emphasis on engaging diverse and geographically dispersed practitioners, donors, ... Full story

Microfinance Focus, the Official Media Partner for ‘Microfinance Cracking the Capital Markets South Asia 2010’

For Immediate Release:- Microfinance Focus, the Official Media Partner for 'Microfinance Cracking the Capital Markets South Asia 2010’ Bangalore, June 01, 2010 - Microfinance Focus, leading niche media in the microfinance sector will serve as  an official media partner of "Microfinance Cracking the Capital Markets South Asia 2010" Conference to be held in New Delhi on June 23-24, 2010. Organized by ACCION International, Citi Foundation ... Full story

Microfinance News Synopsis: Microfinance USA puts Savings on the Table

Microfinance Focus, May 15, 2010: Synopsis of Microfinance Related News in Other National & International  Media Microfinance USA puts Savings on the Table: The nation's premier event on domestic Microfinance - Microfinance USA - opens here in San Francisco on May 20th. I have the privilege to speak on a plenary on savings at the conference, and look forward to what I know will be a ... Full story

CAF and COFIDE sign Agreement for strengthening Savings and Loans in Peru

Microfinance Focus, April 12, 2010: In line with the Andean Development Corporation’s (CAF) objective of supporting Peru in combating poverty by educating its population in microfinance and business,  CAF Director representative in Peru Eleonora Silva Pardo, and the President of the Development Finance Corporation (COFIDE), Alfonso Zárate Rivas, recently signed a technical cooperation agreement to assist the "Program for Development and Financial Strengthening of Savings ... Full story

MFTransparency launches Transparent Pricing Intiative for Microfinance in India

Microfinance Focus, April 12, 2010: Identifying Transparent Pricing as the emerging challenge for the microfinance industry world over,, a US based non-profit has launched its Transparent Pricing Initiative in India with 5 seminars across the country, in New Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bangalore and Chennai during April 12-19, 2010. Through the workshops, MFTransparency will share  the new industry standard for calculating interest rates for microcredit products. It ... Full story

Microfinance pioneer Prof Yunus raises concerns over SKS IPO

Microfinance pioneer Prof Yunus raises concerns over SKS IPO
Microfinance Focus, April 8, 2010 (Nairobi/Kenya): Microfinance pioneer and Nobel Laureate, Dr. Muhammad Yunus has raised several concerns over SKS Initial public offerings in an exclusive interview with Microfinance Focus on the sidelines of Regional Microcredit summit at Nairobi (Kenya). SKS is an India based fastest growing NBFC- Microfinance in the world. SKS ... Full story

MicroSave partners with MMT-Africa: Africa’s Largest Mobile Money Conference

Microfinance Focus, April 08, 2010: Reinforcing its collaboration, MicroSave partners with MMT-Africa (Mobile Money Transfer) for Africa’s largest mobile money conference and expo, says a press release. Showcasing the most successful mobile money services from the region's pioneering operators and financial institutions, the conference, scheduled on 4-7 May 2010 will be held in Nairobi, Kenya. It will cover issues around challenges of regulation, partner selection, ... Full story

NBFC Microfinance SHARE raises Rs 100 cr ‘Subordinated-Debt from SIDBI’

Microfinance Focus , April 06, 2010 : A hyderabad based Microfinance NBFC , SHARE Microfin Limited has successfully raised Rs 100 crores by way of issuing eight year unsecured, redeemable Non-Convertible Debenture on a private placement basis. ICRA has already assigned LBBB rating to this long-term debt instrument. The debentures, issued in dematerialized format, would be listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) said a press ... Full story

Live Debate –I: Microfinance industry experts debate over Inflated Interest Rates

Live Debate –I: Microfinance industry experts debate over Inflated Interest Rates
By Asma Azmi Microfinance Focus, March 3, 2010: The Microfinance Focus group on LinkedIn has spurred a thought-provoking debate on whether the interest rates charged by MFIs are reasonable by any sense or not. Initiated by Dr. Souren Ghosal, an independent banking professional, the debaters came up ... Full story

Microfinance Focus` top 10 News Stories in 2009

Microfinance Focus, Dec. 23, 2009: Yet another significant year for the Microfinance Industry, Microfinance Focus looks back at the year 2009 and presents you with the most read stories covered by us in 2009. 01. Mentor of Indian Microfinance: Sitaram Rao passes away Microfinance Focus, July 10, 2009: A trained chartered accountant, he had held several senior advisory positions with finance, microfinance and international ... Full story

Vijay Mahajan unveils wish list for Microfinance’s future

Vijay Mahajan unveils wish list for Microfinance's future
By Ayesha Dsouza Microfinance Focus, Dec. 12, 2009: BASIX founder and Indian microfinance icon Mr Vijay Mahajan sees microfinance sector come out of its traditional role and venture out with many new products and expanding financial services to both women and men.... Full story

Press Release: Microfinance Focus partners with Microcredit Summit Campaign`s forthcoming Africa conference

For Immediate Release Bangalore, India, Washington, DC, December 1, 2009 --  The Microfinance Focus Magazine announced today that it has signed a media partnership with the Microcredit Summit Campaign of Washington, DC in support of the Africa-Middle East Regional Microcredit Summit to be held April 7-10, 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya. Microfinance Focus is a full featured, global magazine serving 60,000 microfinance professionals worldwide.  The Microcredit Summit ... Full story

Microfinance Focus magazine releases special issue on technology

Microfinance Focus magazine releases special issue on technology
MF Focus, July 27, 2009: The July issue of Microfinance Focus, an online monthly digitial magazine, is released on Monday, with special focus on technology in microfinance sector. "While it would be impossible to highlight every technology option that an MFI could choose to implement, in this, our first IT-focused issue, we have decided to present editorials, ... Full story
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