A partnership to promote sustainable banking
At the turn of the century, international commercial investors and development financial institutions considered breaking into the Nigerian financial sector.
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Financing some sectors increases the risk of supporting tax avoidance
Financing the agribusiness sector means also financing commodity traders, who by the nature of their business are multiple entities carrying out various supply chain roles across multiple jurisdictions around the world.
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What if mobilizing private investment means undermining your own profits?
To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, private investment in emerging markets will need to go from billions to trillions. Development Finance Institutions like us have a key role to play, as we aim to attract more institutional investors to our markets. This mobilizing role enables us to act as an accelerator boosting investments in developing countries.
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Can you fund projects linked to sectors with a bad reputation?
Our NL Business team has a wider sector mandate and can invest in sectors other than FMO's key sectors. The team financed a project involved in the transshipment of minerals from western Africa.
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All-inclusive support for smallholder Nicaraguan coffee producers
At a time when foreign investors are fleeing Nicaragua and local banks are reducing their exposure to coffee in particular, Mercapital continues to support this fragile sector.
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India: a pivotal role in achieving the SDGs
Home to nearly 1.4 billion people and the world’s largest democracy, India has enormous potential as a marketplace for entrepreneurs. It is a country bursting with opportunities, optimism and innovation.
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Invest in non-renewables or help the energy transition? It is not always either/or.
Ivory Coast has an electricity production deficit and only 65% of its population currently has access to electricity, hampering economic growth. Meanwhile, the country is committed to a 42% renewable energy target by 2030.
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Regenerating a region’s economy and ecology
Ledesma’s importance to the remote region of Jujuy in the north of Argentina can hardly be overstated.
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Distorting commercial debt markets vs. attracting private investment
The trillions needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 cannot come from Multilateral Development Banks and Development Finance Institutions alone. Mobilizing private capital towards SDGs and frontier markets is essential. But private capital only invests where they feel the return adequately compensates for the risks.
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How should you respond when shares switch into questionable hands?
In the aftermath of the failed Turkish coup d’état in 2016, a shareholder of one of our clients, allegedly a Gülen supporter, was imprisoned and forced to sell his shares to a businessman supported by the regime.
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