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The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, recently arranged USD 135 million in syndicated lending for Banco Fibra, a Brazilian bank that reported 2009 total assets of BRL 11.8 billion (USD 6.7 billion). The IFC, a 7.9 percent stakeholder in Banco Fibra, raised much of the funds through Banco Itau Europa of Portugal and Banco Santander of Spain. Through this deal, Banco Fibra aims to expand its services for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Brazil. Of the USD 135 million, USD 15 million are loans from IFC’s account, while the remainder consists of two tranches of ...
It shares the primary objective of all World Bank Group institutions: to improve the quality of the lives of people in its developing member countries. Established in 1956, IFC is the largest multilateral source of loan and equity financing for private sector projects in the developing world. It promotes sustainable private sector development primarily by: Financing private sector projects and companies located in the developing world. Helping private companies in the developing world mobilize financing in international financial markets. Providing advice and technical assistance to businesses and governments.
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The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, will provide financing of USD 25 million to Federal Bank, a private commercial bank in India, to improve support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and to boost international trade opportunities. The deal will “facilitate transactions in challenging markets, promote competitive financing and build bank relationships with new institutions, thereby reducing risk and enabling more smaller businesses to engage in trade.” According to P.C. John, the executive director of Federal Bank, “The trade facility will improve ... market research, surveys and trends
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Albania is a South Eastern Balkan country situated on the eastern Adriatic Coast in Europe. The country borders the former Yugoslav provinces of Montenegro, FYR-Macedonia, Serbia and Greece to the South. The capital is Tirana. (The World Bank Group, 2009). Personal foreign direct investment (FDI) interest in Albania is derived from closely monitoring Albania’s transition into a NATO country and prospective European Union (EU) ... market research, surveys and trends

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detailing an approach that aligns with the World Bank Group mission to fight poverty without compromising economic, environmental or social sustainability, and inviting further public comment. � Sustainable palm oil production offers significant development benefits in many developing countries. Yet the sector has been associated with negative environmental and social impacts, including deforestation, biodiversity loss, greenhouse gas emissions, land use conflicts, and questions over land tenure and human rights. The World Bank Group, in partnership with other stakeholders, can play a strong role in bringing about positive ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today received approval from its Board of Directors to invest in Coastal Gujarat Power Limited’s Tata Mundra project, helping expand access to electricity in five states of western and northern India.  The project’s 4,000-megawatt, coal-fired power plant is expected to supply affordable power to industrial and agricultural users and serve 16 million domestic consumers. The World Bank Group’s Clean Energy Investment Framework highlights that better access to energy services and higher energy use by developing countries are fundamental to the development goals of the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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IFC looks at affordable housing projects in India
The International Finance Corporation is in talks with several real estate developers to create large affordable housing projects in India. “IFC has been talking with everybody; there have been discussions with the Tatas and with other corporate groups on this,” said Mr Paolo Martelli, Director, South Asia, IFC. “Everybody” includes both real estate developers and housing finance companies, he said. “We are working on this and we hope one of these projects will be developed in the next six months,” he said. Lessons from others If the estimated housing deficit in India is 25 million units, then ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Lydian Intersects 86m at 2.7g/t; 95m at 1.3g/t & 74m at 1.4g/t Gold in ...
("Lydian" or "the Company"), a gold-focused mineral exploration and development company, today announced further results from resource upgrade and extension drilling at its Amulsar gold discovery in Armenia. Amulsar is a high-sulfidation style gold project which currently hosts a CIM compliant Inferred Category Resource of 1.4 million ounces at 0.9g/t gold. Reverse circulation drill-hole RCA-212 has intersected 86 meters at 2.7g/t gold from the Artavasdes area, 80m away from and on the same section line as RCA-195 (84 meters at 4.9g/t gold; see figure in Appendix and press release August 10th). ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

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The International Finance Corporation December 1998 Procedure for ...
The International Finance Corporation. December 1998. Procedure for Environmental and Social Review of Projects. Page 44 of 51. Guidance Note B: Content of ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
IFC's Program for Commercializing Fuel Cells in Developing Countries
Apr 18, 2005 ... The IFC. • The International Finance Corporation. – private sector arm of the World Bank ... The IFC and World Bank in parallel will be: ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
IFC at UVA: Inside the IFC > Overview
The Inter-Fraternity Council at the University of Virginia, Inc. (the IFC) is the student organization charged with governing the 28 IFC fraternities and approximately 1,500 fraternity men at the University of Virginia. The IFC is comprised of three bodies: Executive Committee – includes the President and the four Vice Presidents Governing Board – includes the Executive Committee, the 11 Committee Chairmen, and the Member-at-Large Presidents’ Council – includes the Governing Board and the 28 IFC Presidents All of these bodies meet on a weekly basis to ...
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Capital investment is the single most critical factor in growing an economy. Without investment, there is no growth, only subsistence. For example, a farmer can barely feed himself if he has no tools. If he has the capital to invest in a horse and plow he can feed many people. If he has the capital to invest in a tractor he can feed many more. Developing countries have a hard time getting their economies to grow because they have no capital. This is why international finance is necessary. First answer by ID1359049587 . Last edit by ID1359049587 . Question popularity : 44 [ recommend question ].   Our ...