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Unleashing More than $3 Trillion in Financing through Secured Transactions Reform in China

Sep 13, 2011

Unleashing More than $3 Trillion in Financing through Secured Transactions Reform in China

In 2004, under the China Secured Transactions Project, IFC worked with the government and the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) to develop and roll-out a secured transactions system to enable and promote the use of movable assets as collateral. January 19, 2012 --- For many small Chinese firms, accessing finance to run or grow their business is a major challenge because they do not have acceptable collateral, such as real estate, for loans.

IFC Launches Web Portal to Support Financial Intermediaries' Environmental and Social Performance

Jul 18, 2011

IFC Launches Web Portal to Support Financial Intermediaries' Environmental and Social Performance

July 12, 2011 — IFC has launched a new Web portal aimed at advancing the environmental and social performance of financial intermediaries in emerging markets.

VietinBank: Reforming Vietnam’s Banking System

Jun 30, 2011

VietinBank: Reforming Vietnam’s Banking System

IFC’s $307 million investment in VietinBank in 2011 has helped increase the bank’s reach into the Vietnamese small and medium enterprises market, supporting local job creation. VietinBank: Reforming Vietnam’s Banking System

Pioneering Role in China

Jun 30, 2011

Pioneering Role in China

IFC was at the vanguard of foreign investors’ first forays into the Chinese banking market, starting with technical advice in the 1990s and later expanding to investments. Pioneering Role in China

IFC Partnership with Microfinance Bank Brings Hope to Pakistan’s Farmers

May 18, 2011

IFC Partnership with Microfinance Bank Brings Hope to Pakistan’s Farmers

Pakistani farmer Muhammad Yaqub is banking on IFC’s partnership with the National Rural Support Programme’s microfinance operations to change the lives of his fellow farmers

IFC Partnership with Microfinance Bank Brings Hope to Pakistan’s Farmers

May 17, 2011

IFC Partnership with Microfinance Bank Brings Hope to Pakistan’s Farmers

Pakistani farmer Muhammad Yaqub is banking on IFC’s partnership with the National Rural Support Programme’s microfinance operations to change the lives of his fellow farmers.

IFC Supports G-20 SME Finance Agenda Through Finance Innovation Fund, Stocktaking Report, Global Partnership

Jan 18, 2011

IFC Supports G-20 SME Finance Agenda Through Finance Innovation Fund, Stocktaking Report, Global Partnership

November 12, 2010 - IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, will take the lead in structuring and facilitating the SME Innovation Finance Fund that was announced at the G-20 Summit in Seoul today. The Fund is a core component of the framework to finance G-20 SME Finance Challenge winners and other models focused on improving finance for small and medium enterprises.

Affordable Housing Initiatives Help Build a Roof for India’s Vulnerable

Jan 11, 2010

Affordable Housing Initiatives Help Build a Roof for India’s Vulnerable

Like most of the 130,000 low-income households in India, Vidya Devi’s family was once unable to afford a home to call his home and had no way of accessing home loans or related financial services.

Green Housing - A 21st Century Solution: VINTE Homes, Mexico

Dec 4, 2009

Green Housing - A 21st Century Solution: VINTE Homes, Mexico

Fuel efficiency–based marketing works in the auto industry. Why not in housing? Green Housing - A 21st Century Solution: VINTE Homes, Mexico