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How AMIR Has Fostered Consumer Protection Practices Amidst COVID-19

In effort to safeguard employees and clients, the Association of Microfinance Institutions in Rwanda (AMIR) instituted various measures to raise awareness about the virus and control its spread in the industry.

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Bank of Ghana Report Shows That Banks Withstand COVID-19 Shocks, SDIs Hit Hard

A new report by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) has indicated banks have been able to withstand the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Malaysia: Financing Micro-Enterprises During a Crisis

The P2P operator provides shariah-compliant and conventional financing from RM1,000 to RM50,000 ( about $233.69 to $1168.43) to microenterprises.

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Nampost Gets Concessional Loan of N$235 Million to Microfinance Pensioner Services

Public financial institution, the French Development Agency disbursed a concessional loan of N$235 million loan to finance the growth of NamPost’s microfinance business, specifically targeting NamPost’s microfinance activities aimed at pensioners.

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India: Crisis to Boost Mobile Payments, Says Report

Mobile-based payments will be resilient and overtake card payments in India, with the covid-19-induced economic slowdown likely to put a pause on the rapid rise of cashless payments in 2020.

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Nepal: Strategies for Post-COVID-19 Recovery Amidst Falling Remittances

Nepal, where remittance contribution to GDP in 2019 was equivalent to 27.3 percent, according to the World Bank, has lost nearly 50 percent of remittances in the past two months compared to the same period last year.

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Khushhali Microfinance Bank Limited Donates PKR 1 Million to PM’S COVID Relief Fund

Khushhali Microfinance Bank has contributed PKR 1 million (about $6,067.04) to the Fund to support the government in the fight against COVID-19.

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Symbiotics Launches First $7.75 Million Green Bond With Pan Asia Banking Corporation

The bond is the first Green Bond issued via Symbiotics’ sponsored bond issuance platform under its Sustainability, Social and Green Bond Framework which was certified in December 2019 by DNV GL.

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India’s Digital Financial Services Opportunity in a Post-COVID World

COVID-19 could be the “demonetization moment” for digital services delivery in India.

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IFC’s $50 Million In Support to Commercial Bank of Ceylon to Boost Finance for Small Businesses in Sri Lanka Amid COVID-19

The funding will be used to expand lending to small and medium-sized enterprises, with over a third dedicated to businesses owned by women.