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OPIC: The bottom line

As the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, OPIC works with a lot of numbers. One of the numbers we are most proud of is the one on the bottom line of our income statement. In fiscal 2011, OPIC earned net income of $269 million. ... Read more...

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Things You Should Know About Political Risk Insurance

Opportunity. Uncertainty. Possibility. Unpredictability. These wide-ranging terms describe what many investors think about emerging markets, especially those with a history of civil unrest, violence or a questionable rule of law. We are in the... Read more...

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Elizabeth Littlefield on OPIC's year-end results and impact

Can we advance U.S. development and foreign policy and make money for the budget at the same time? Yes. And we do.  Private investors such as entrepreneurs and members of diasporas are ready to invest in projects that build sustainable... Read more...

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Expanding a successful program for small businesses

In 2012, OPIC will expand its popular Expanding Horizons event for small businesses, hosting seminars and workshops in multiple cities around the U.S. to help educate small businesses about the benefits of entering emerging markets abroad, and... Read more...

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Tunisian Priorities. American Investments.

On November 15, 2011, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield delivered the keynote address at the Tunisia Partnerships Forum at the U.S. Department of State.  “Tunisia is one of the oldest friends and allies of the United States... Read more...

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OPIC President Elizabeth Littlefield's statement on the American Jobs Act

Last night, President Obama unveiled the American Jobs Act, a collection of bipartisan strategies that will put more Americans back to work, in part by providing incentives for small businesses to hire and grow.  I applaud this move, which will... Read more...

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Business as a force for good in the developing world

“There is growing optimism about business as a force for good in the developing world,” OPIC President Elizabeth Littlefield writes in the current issue of Innovations. “A new momentum is building along with this around a breed of private... Read more...

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OPIC’s investments support U.S. jobs: A state-by-state look

By investing – and mobilizing the private sector to invest – in development overseas. OPIC also generates large volumes of exports and helps create jobs here in the United States. How many jobs? This 2010 table on OPIC’s local impact ... Read more...

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Renewable Energy & Clean Technology Conference: Day 3

The third and final day of OPIC’s investment conference, Renewable Energy & Clean Technology: Access to Investment Opportunities in Emerging Markets, has been a continuation of the important discussions speakers and participants have had over... Read more...

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Renewable Energy & Clean Technology: Official Conference Opening

Wednesday, May 6, 2010- Renewable Energy & Clean Technology: Access to Investment Opportunities in Emerging Markets was officially opened by OPIC Acting President Dr. Lawrence Spinelli. This three-day international conference—taking place in New... Read more...

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