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How can character count toward identifying good credit clients?

The financing gap for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Latin America and the Caribbean was estimated at $1.2 trillion...

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What is a future flow securitization and what are the benefits?

Imagine that you represent an operationally strong company in a small or island country. You have helped it grow a business line...

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Pushing boundaries with blended finance in Latin America and the Caribbean

Every transition, every turning point, moves through critical junctures wherein a slight push determines the success or failure of a...

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Sustainable Finance: What can the financial sector do to better manage environmental and social risks?

In January 2018, Larry Fink, the CEO of BlackRock published an open letter to the CEOs of publicly traded companies. His message was clear,...

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What is a B-bond?

With a nearly $200 billion a year financing gap, it is virtually impossible for the development banks in Latin America and the Caribbean to...

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The issues that marked the private sector in 2017

For the private sector, 2017 was a year marked by major changes and a call to prepare for the future. From the damages done by natural...

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Mining Bitcoin in Latin America: opportunities … and dangers!

The discovery of the first gold nuggets in General Sutter’s sawmill became a true “gold rush” in the United States. In the mid-19th...

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What have we learned after a decade of public-private partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean?

Until the end of 1990, Latin America and the Caribbean was the region with the greatest proliferation of public-private partnerships...

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Financing value chains: A need for speed

The technological revolution has come to stay in finance, bringing with it a transformation in how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in...

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Three ways banks can attract millennials

71% of the millennials in the United States would rather go to the dentist than listen to what banks are saying, according to the...

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