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    1. Fast FT

      April 20, 2016

      China-Mexico fund invests $140m in Citla Energy

      Nearly 18 months after its inception, a $1.2bn China-Mexico private equity fund (CMF) managed by a World Bank unit has...

    2. April 18, 2016

      Papua New Guinea seeks World Bank loan after dollar shortage

      Papua New Guinea is seeking a World Bank loan of hundreds of millions of dollars to tackle a foreign exchange crisis...

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    1. Sustainable Development

      When world leaders gather this month at the UN General Assembly, they are set to endor...
    2. Doing Business in Brazil's Northeast

      The once neglected region has been outgrowing the rest of the country but faces a huge...
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    1. Fast FT

      April 13, 2016

      Commodity trade finance business has shrunk by 10% since 2008

      New capital requirements for banks has led to a gap in financing shipments of commodities from emerging markets that...

    2. April 13, 2016

      Kenya Airways to seek funds for next stage of restructuring

      Kenya Airways will seek to raise several hundred million dollars in fresh capital in the next step of a restructuring...

    3. beyondbrics

      March 24, 2016

      Refugee crisis highlights EM infrastructure needs

      By Wiebke Schloemer, International Finance Corporation There’s no doubt that the recent influx of refugees has strained...

    4. Fast FT

      March 23, 2016

      Investors clamber for AMC Networks $1bn junk bond issue

      Investor appetite for junk debt has returned from the dead. AMC Networks, the US media group behind “The Walking Dead”,...

    5. March 21, 2016

      Scottish ‘Kirk’  joins Islamic faith on cash and morals

      Sharia law and Scottish Presbyterian morality may have more in common than previously thought. The Church of Scotland...

    6. February 8, 2016

      Masala bonds on the back burner

      India's efforts to launch an offshore rupee debt market are being stymied by New Delhi’s refusal both to take the lead...

    7. January 4, 2016

      Investors look to India as the next solar power

      As recently as a few months ago, the alternative energy targets announced by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s...

    8. December 30, 2015

      World Bank exit highlights China fears

      When the Postal Savings Bank of China announced it had raised $7bn from a group of international investors it marked a...

    9. December 9, 2015

      China Postal Bank raises $7bn from local and overseas investors

      Postal Savings Bank of China has raised $7bn from a global group of 10 investors including JPMorgan, an affiliate of...

    10. November 11, 2015

      China loses its top voice at the World Bank

      For all but three of the past 18 years the World Bank’s senior management has had a common theme. Serving high in the...

    11. November 9, 2015

      China Postal attracts pre-IPO backers

      Postal Savings Bank of China has quietly launched a fundraising that will let foreign and domestic investors take a 15...

    12. November 6, 2015

      World Bank hit by executive departures

      The World Bank’s top Chinese executive and French chief financial officer are both stepping down, in another blow to...

    13. October 27, 2015

      ‘Masala bond’ to fuel India’s green energy ambitions

      The International Finance Corporation opened up a new asset class in August this year when it printed the first-ever...

    14. September 15, 2015

      Sustainable Development: sanitation needs more private investment

      Some 5,000 people living on low-incomes in poor housing in the Ghanaian city of Kumasi have been given better access to...

    15. July 15, 2015

      Marikana women accuse World Bank arm of failing to press Lonmin

      After police shot 34 striking miners dead at Marikana in 2012, Lonmin found itself at the centre of a storm over...

    16. June 14, 2015

      An extra $1tn a year for emerging market infrastructure

      Building infrastructure fit for the 21st century in emerging markets is forecast to require a trillion dollars a year...

    17. March 5, 2015

      GE and Philips scan Africa medical market

      Judging by the long and determined-looking queue waiting to meet Samuel Were in London last week, executives from...

    18. February 20, 2015

      World Bank staff cleared over $1bn China loan

      An independent review has cleared World Bank staff of any wrongdoing in the handling of a $1bn loan from China despite...

    19. February 4, 2015

      World Bank investigates $1bn China loan

      The World Bank has launched an investigation into its handling of a $1bn loan from China after the bank’s treasurer...

    20. beyondbrics

      December 18, 2014

      Private schools abound in Africa’s slums but financing is scarce

      “They’re coming up every morning, just like churches,” Peter Kari, a father of two living in Nairobi’s Kawangware slum,...

    21. beyondbrics

      December 8, 2014

      Kazakhstan hopes PPP will unblock roads and unlock finance

      As anyone who has tried to drive across Almaty at 6pm knows, Kazakhstan’s financial capital is no sleepy city on the...

    22. November 20, 2014

      All change: Mexico's Banorte gets new top brass after conflict

      All change: After a leadership conflict that sent shares tanking, Mexican bank Banorte, the country’s fourth biggest by...

    23. November 10, 2014

      IFC arm of World Bank issues 10bn rupee ‘masala bond’

      Another step to help internationalise the Indian rupee has been taken with the issuing of a Rs10bn offshore Indian...

    24. November 4, 2014

      Jeans maker launches cheap financing for more ethical factories

      Calling all hipsters: you may just have a new reason to feel better about your skinny jeans. In an attempt to bolster...

    25. November 4, 2014

      Jeans maker launches cheap financing for more ethical factories

      Calling all hipsters: you may just have a new reason to feel better about your skinny jeans. In an attempt to bolster...

    26. beyondbrics

      October 24, 2014

      Guest post: how to channel innovative finance to SMEs

      By Matt Gamser and Paul Lee A new wave of financing innovations is democratising access to capital, especially for...

    27. October 21, 2014

      Family businesses: sons, daughters and outsiders

      Asking two extended Lebanese families to learn a Scottish country dance in the Egyptian desert might seem bizarre, but...

    28. October 19, 2014

      Movers & shakers: October 20

      C David Wilton (pictured) is joining Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners as a managing director to help...

    29. September 23, 2014

      IFC launches India’s first Maharaja bond

      The International Finance Corporation on Tuesday sold the debut tranche of its $2.5bn “Maharaja” rupee bond programme,...

    30. September 21, 2014

      Axa joins IFC in developing markets insurance push

      Axa is to partner with the private investment arm of the World Bank in what is set to be the most wide-ranging...

    31. August 20, 2014

      IFC launches $2.5bn rupee bond programme

      The International Finance Corporation, an arm of the World Bank, has launched a $2.5bn rupee bond programme, the...

    32. July 13, 2014

      Students opt for internships with impact

      Creating marketing plans for Afghan artisans, enhancing nutrition in African food and developing healthcare in the...

    33. July 9, 2014

      IFC review puts $3bn Latin America bank merger in the balance

      Latin America’s largest bank merger in recent years, between Brazil’s Itaú-Unibanco and Chile’s CorpBanca, is in the...

    34. beyondbrics

      June 25, 2014

      Psychometrics help ease the huge EM funding gap

      How do you bank the “unbankable”? The question could hardly be of more importance to small businesses in emerging...

    35. June 17, 2014

      IFC issues renminbi green bond in London

      The first renminbi-denominated “green bond” has been issued in London, marking a further step forward in the...

    36. June 13, 2014

      Development groups can drive commercial innovation

      As development organisations look for ways of doing more with less, the FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards suggest...

    37. beyondbrics

      June 6, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * US warns on China air force spending | A Pentagon report claims that Beijing’s annual defence spending...

    38. June 6, 2014

      World Bank backs Crédit Agricole loans

      The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation has agreed to guarantee part of a $2bn portfolio of emerging market...

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