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Equitas Holdings soars 8%, RBI issues small finance bank licence

Jul 01, 2016, 10.44 AM | Source: Moneycontrol.com Equitas Finance will be named as Equitas Small Finance Bank which will carry on the business of small finance bank, the company said in a statement. In June, Madras High Court had approved amalgamation of Equiatas Micro Finance and Equitas Housing Finance with Equitas Finance. Shares of …
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A New Way to Lend to the Poor – WSJ.com

Microfinance is making a comeback, with more rigorous internal controls and innovative technology. New technology and stronger infrastructure have helped microfinance institutions extend credit to more people. By TIM DATTELS June 29, 2016 1:21 p.m. ET After years of growing skepticism about microfinance, the industry is making a comeback. New models are proving it is possible …
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Forbes: Five Myths Of International Investing

May 24, 2016 By Lacey Kessler, Contributor While many investors have taken advantage of the six-year rally in U.S. stocks, they may have overlooked attractive opportunities overseas. Despite the recent struggles of some international markets, there are powerful reasons to look outside the U.S. for stock investments, such as enhanced diversification, the potential for better …
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Group Lease PCL (SET:GL) Q1, Posts New Record-High Profits

BANGKOK, May 13, 2016 – (ACN Newswire) – SET-listed digital finance firm Group Lease PCL (“GL”, SET:GL) has posted a record-high 222.17 million baht net profit from its operations in Q1 2016, which represents a massive 101.53% increase from the same period last year. The latest results mark the sixth consecutive quarterly record-high profits since the last quarter of …
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Wharton Study: Mission Can Augment Financial Returns

BY DENNIS PRICE OCTOBER 20, 2015 DENNIS PRICEWriter and Project Director at ImpactAlpha. Impact is in the eye of the beholder, or at least in the eye of the fund manager. A new study on the financial performance of private equity impact investments provides fresh data that suggests at least some segments are indeed delivering “market-rate” …
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Capital Float Secures $25 million in Funding, Led by Creation Investments, To Scale-Up Online Lending to SMEs in India

Bangalore, India – May 12, 2016: Capital Float, India’s largest online lending platform, today announced that it has raised $25 Million (Rs. 170 Crore) in Series B financing. The round was led by Creation Investments Capital Management, LLC, with significant participation from existing investors SAIF Partners, Sequoia India, and Aspada. This is the company’s third …
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Equitas Holdings IPO sails through, subscribed 17 times

Equitas Holdings IPO sails through, subscribed 17 times By Amit Mudgill, ECONOMICTIMES.COM | 7 Apr, 2016, 04.51PM IST NEW DELHI: The Rs 2,200 crore initial public offering (IPO) by Equitas Holdings got fully subscribed on the third and final day of the bidding. By 4:50 pm, combined data compiled from BSE and NSE showed the …
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IPO Review: Equitas Holdings a bankable bet

IPO Review: Equitas Holdings a bankable bet Transition to a bank could put profits under pressure in near term; valuations are undemanding for a fast-growing company Sheetal Agarwal  |  Mumbai March 31, 2016 Equitas Holdings is a diversified financial services company, catering to self-employed individuals and the micro & small enterprise (MSE) segment. It has three …
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TBC Bank Named the Best Bank in Georgia 2016 by Global Finance Magazine for Fifth Consecutive Year

TBC Bank has been named the Best Bank in Georgia 2016 by Global Finance magazine in the publication’s exclusive survey, the World’s Best Emerging Markets Banks 2016. This is the fifth consecutive and eighth total win for TBC Bank in the Best Bank category. According to the publication’s announcement, the editors of Global Finance chose …
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Group Lease (SET:GL) Targeting Aggressive Regional Expansion

2016-03-16 Group Lease (SET:GL) Targeting Aggressive Regional Expansion BANGKOK, Mar 17, 2016 – (ACN Newswire) SET-listed digital financial firm Group Lease PCL (SET:GL) is targeting to raise 2 billion baht through the issuance of debentures this year to finance aggressive regional expansion and possible mergers & acquisitions (M&As). The decision was made at a GL …