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Business as a force for good: OPIC celebrates another banner year

    Simpa Networks, a new OPIC client is working to provide solar power to tens of thousands of rural Indians. OPIC this week announced fiscal year financial results showing another strong year in 2014, including $3 billion in... Read more...

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Video: Spotlight on OPIC's Impact

Eight OPIC projects that are making a difference around the world. Read more...

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Africa rising: Survey shows dramatic improvements for investors

Africa has risen to become the second most attractive investment destination in the world, Ernst & Young’s latest Africa attractiveness survey shows. This year’s survey, which measures foreign direct investment into the continent as... Read more...

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Big visions, greater rewards – a look at the OPIC Impact Awards

By Judith Pryor Vice President, Office of External Affairs, Overseas Private Investment Corporation It’s hard to believe that the inaugural OPIC Impact Awards ceremony, which was held Tuesday, March 11, has already come and gone.... Read more...

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Beyond BRIC: The next economic giants

A branch of Garanti bank in Turkey, a bank that is using OPIC financing to increase lending to small businesses and female entrepreneurs.     It’s been 13 years since economist Jim O’Neill coined the term ... Read more...

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Seeing complex projects through to completion: A conversation with Ryan Bequai, Managing Director, OPIC Portfolio Monitoring Division

What happens when a project doesn’t progress according to its business plan? OPIC thoroughly vets projects and management teams before committing financing, but the challenges of doing business in the developing world can mean that unforeseen events... Read more...

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Alemayehou: Public private partnerships can transform Africa

As much of Africa enjoys a period of unprecedented economic growth, it also faces the challenge of how to sustain and extend this progress. In a recent piece for AllAfrica.com, OPIC Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou notes that augmenting and... Read more...

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World Humanitarian Day: The world needs more impact investing

In 2003, the United Nations created World Humanitarian Day to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. This year, the United Nations has created a new campaign called“The World Needs More” ... Read more...

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Featured photo: Local retailer supports jobs and sustainable development in Guatemala

  The Guatemala City flagship store of Cemaco, a family-owned business that operates 20 retail stores throughout Guatemala selling hardware, home goods ,toys and baby gear. OPIC, through a loan guaranty to World Business Capital,... Read more...

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OPIC Seminar Takes on Small Businesses in Salt Lake City

World Trade Center Utah Executive Vice President & COO Elizabeth Goryunova joins Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Director of Public Affairs Dr. Larry Spinelli at an Expanding Horizons seminar for Utah’s small businesses.... Read more...

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