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Friday, June 26, 2015 — Sub-Saharan Africa

Press Release: FINCA Surpasses $1 Million in Loans to Microenterprise and Small Businesses in Nigeria in First Six Months

Source: PR Newswire

FINCA's newest subsidiary, FINCA Microfinance Bank Ltd. in Nigeria, surpassed USD 1 million in small loans to microenterprise and small business owners within its first six months of operation, it was announced today by President & CEO Rupert Scofield during his remarks at the Spring meeting of the Financial Inclusion Equity Council (FIEC), hosted this year by FINCA at its headquarters building in Washington, DC.
Friday, May 22, 2015 — South Asia

Amazon and the Bank of India Are Helping Small Businesses

Source: PaymentEye

The State Bank of India (SBI) and have agreed to work together and focus efforts on improving payments and e-commerce solutions for small businesses across the country.
Monday, December 15, 2014 — South Asia

OPINION: Building India's growth by promoting MSMEs

Source: Money Life

The real drivers of employment and growth in India are not the exalted corporates, but MSMEs, its time to stop giving them a raw deal
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 — South Asia

PRESS RELEASE: Upaya, Artha Initiative to Co-Invest, Expand Management Resources for Small Businesses in India

Source: Upaya

Upaya Social Ventures and the Artha Initiative are proud to announce that they have formalized a collaboration through which they will work together to develop a pipeline of and co-invest in India’s Small and Growing Business (SGB) sector.
Friday, July 11, 2014 — South Asia

Hewlett-Packard eyes Indonesia’s SMEs, public sector

Source: Jakarta Post

US-based information and communication technology (ICT) company Hewlett-Packard (HP) is targeting customers from small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the public sector in Indonesia, considering these market segments to be the nation’s most robust.
Thursday, February 13, 2014 — Sub-Saharan Africa

Press Release: Winners of the Sankalp Africa Awards for High Impact SMEs Announced

Source: Sankalp Forum

12 SMEs from around Africa showcased to an audience of 450 investors, donors, advisors and other SME sector supporters, 4 win awards at the first ever Sankalp Africa Summit in Nairobi.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 — No Region Specified

Healthy food chain helps kids get off the streets

Source: CNN Money

Erik Oberholtzer started the program at a time when many CEOs were focused on surviving the recession. But Tender Greens was in the midst of a rapid expansion. The company grew from $7.3 million and 115 employees in 2009 to $28 million in revenues and 450 employees in 2013.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 — South Asia

N Sundaresha Subramanian: Why the SME Exchange Needs a Big Hand

Source: Business Standard

For the third time in the Indian stock market history, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) now have a new platform to access funds from people other than friends and family in the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) SME exchange that completed its first initial public offer (IPO) in February.
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