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The Future of Finance in Myanmar is Digital

The Future of Finance in Myanmar is Digital

By Jason Loughnane Recently, we traveled to Myanmar to see for ourselves how the arrival of technology is changing the...

Innovation in MSME Finance in India

Innovation in MSME Finance in India

Micro, small and media enterprises (MSMEs) are considered an engine of growth in developing economies worldwide, and India is no...

Making Small Loans on a Bigger Scale in China

Making Small Loans on a Bigger Scale in China

Despite its astonishing progress in reducing poverty, China remains one of the nations with the greatest unmet needs for financial...

Women Entrepreneurs of Myanmar: Baker Daw Ohhmar Htay’s Story of Borrowing Money for the First Time

Women Entrepreneurs of Myanmar: Baker Daw Ohhmar Htay’s Story of Borrowing Money for the First Time

The following is from an interview with Daw Ohhmar Htay, a 41-year old wife, mother of two, and bakery owner...

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Myanmar’s Economic Revolution

By Jordan Coriza On a grey day on the tail end of monsoon season in Yangon, Myanmar, a group of women...

DAWN Myanmar: Enabling New Business

By Jason Loughnane Better laws, increased competition and rapidly expanding mobile access are all converging to transform Myanmar’s microfinance sector....

Financing China’s Smallest Businesses

Financing China’s Smallest Businesses

By Delia Harrington China’s financial services sector is quickly evolving, in part due to high-profile developments such as the rise...

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Women Entrepreneurs of Myanmar: Daw Thet Thet Oo’s Story of Access to Financial Services

By Jason Loughnane   Daw Thet Thet Oo, entrepreneur in North Okkalapa Township, Yangon, Myanmar The following is from an interview...

Grassland: Filling a Gap in China’s Microcredit Industry

By Radhika Shroff and Alice Tang The micro credit industry in China today is as diverse as it is large,...