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"The most predictable economic transition in history"

John Morton, OPIC Vice President for Investment Policy, spoke on a panel at the Asia Clean Energy Forum in Manila last month, where he called the ongoing shift to cleaner forms of energy “the most predictable economic transition in... Read more...

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“Investment – not just assistance” for the Middle East and North Africa

Just like in the United States, small businesses are the backbone of the economies of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and a strong private sector is vital for increased employment and economic growth.  And as President Obama stated in... Read more...

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OPIC in the news: Moving Afghanistan from an "aid economy" to an "entrepreneurial economy"

CNN.com recently explored what happens when the military surge in Afghanistan ends, and highlighted how an OPIC-backed investment can help stimulate many times more the original amount in private-sector investment. “For a $20 million from... Read more...

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Avoiding economic depression in Afghanistan: How private-sector investment can help

By Elizabeth Littlefield, OPIC President and CEO Earlier this month, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee offered a grim forecast about the future of Afghanistan, warning that the country could face “a severe economic depression” after... Read more...

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OPIC project in India wins green energy award

In 2009, OPIC approved a loan to India’s Husk Power Systems Inc. to build a series of energy generation facilities that convert rice husk waste into electricity to serve rural villages. This week, Husk won the Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy, a... Read more...

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Photos: Kabul Marriott project

On June 6, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the construction site of the Kabul Marriott, a project backed by an OPIC loan.            ... Read more...

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1982: OPIC Repays the U.S. Government

Ellen Lytton is Manager of OPIC’s Information Center In the early 1980s OPIC returned its original start-up appropriations totaling $106 million to the U.S. Treasury. In 1982, Craig Nalen, then President of OPIC, met with President Ronald Reagan... 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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Renewable Energy & Clean Technology Conference: Day 1

Dr. Lawrence Spinelli, Acting President, talks about the first day of OPIC’s conference--Renewable Energy and Clean Technology: Access to Investment Opportunities in Emerging Markets. The three-day conference, which started on Wednesday, May 5th, is... Read more...

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