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Expanding Horizons workshop heads to New York

Expanding Horizons Workshop attendees in New Orleans listen to Mr. Carlos Mickan, the keynote luncheon speaker. OPIC’s upcoming Expanding Horizons workshop for businesses interested in expanding into emerging markets will be... Read more...

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Extending the reach of microfinance

OPIC’s 2011 annual report takes a look back at the agency’s first 40 years and highlights some lending programs from the 1970s that delivered loans – sometimes in amounts less than $1,000 – to individuals and small businesses in developing... Read more...

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Six questions about impact investing

By: Mitchell L. Strauss, Special Advisor Socially Responsible Finance Investors are increasingly talking about “Impact Investing,” but the practice is not new to OPIC, which has a 40-year history of transforming private capital into... Read more...

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A pivotal year for foreign affairs, a banner year for OPIC: Read the fiscal 2011 annual report

OPIC recently published its annual report for fiscal 2011, a year that OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield describes as “a pivotal year for foreign affairs and a banner year for the U.S. Government’s development finance institution.”... Read more...

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Microfinance support for small businesses in Israel

Small businesses are so universally recognized as a key “engine of the economy,” that that very phrase has become cliché. But the fact remains that banks prefer lending money to established organizations. This recent Times of Israel ... Read more...

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