According to David Satterthwaite, the editor of MicroCapital Monitor, in South Asia alone microlenders have reached

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This financial services provider has five times as many locations as McDonald's, Starbucks, Burger King and Wal-Mart combined, and its researchers outpace the Census Bureau in tracking…

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International financial institutions too need a clear climate change roadmap. While the Bali negotiations continue into the night, it is not too early to think about what the G8 when it meets in…

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What role, if any, have public equity markets for small, young firms in emerging markets? A recent study shows that firms going public, after the liberalization of the Indian IPO market in 1992,…

Our most requested databases: the Doing Business, Enterprise Surveys, Financial Indicators, Private Investment in Infrastructure Projects

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The technologies are available, the savings obvious, yet consumers are slow in adopting energy efficient products. Speaking at the Bali Global Business day on the margins of the UN Climate Change…

Lucie Giraud |

In a new study the Boston Consulting Group warns established industry leaders against the competition from emerging markets.

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Oleh Havrylyshyn, former deputy minister of finance of Ukraine, looks back at the transition experience of post-communist countries from centrally planned to the market economy. The author…

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Privatizing your largest bank to foreigners certainly invites scrutiny if not criticism especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. A recent study asseses the sale of government-owned Uganda Commercial Bank…

The 1997 OECD anti-bribery convention, which follows in the footsteps of the 1977 U.S.

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