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The global economy has shown remarkable resilience, but low-income countries are suffering from the scars of recent shocks

The global economy has undergone unusual crises and volatility over the past years. According to the IMF’s just-released outlook, the global economy has shown resilience and continues to grow but at a slowing pace. The recent slowdown is more pronounced in advanced economies than in emerging and developing countries. Overall, global growth in 2023-24 will […]

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Finnfund and FMO back SATYA MicroCapital with USD 35 million to make formal finance more accessible to women in India

Finnfund, the Finnish development financier and impact investor, and FMO, the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank, have announced a USD 35 million debt funding to SATYA MicroCapital Ltd, a Delhi-based RBI registered NBFC-MFI which provides affordable microcredit to women from low-income households across the rural areas of India. Finnfund invested USD 10 million ECB facility, with […]

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Solar panel production with Finnish know-how in Thailand: local conditions as a starting point for panel design

Solar Finland from Salo in Finland is a pioneer in solar energy. The first solar energy systems supplied by the company were commissioned more than 40 years ago and many of these systems are still operational. These sustainable, high-quality solar panels are now being produced at Salotech Thailand, a joint venture among Solar Finland, Finnfund […]

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Finnfund invests in regional insurtech Igloo to increase the insurance coverage in Southeast Asia

Finnfund is one of the investors in a financing package led by The InsuResilience Investment Fund II, initiated by German development bank KfW and managed by impact investor BlueOrchard Finance Ltd. The 27 million US dollar investment in regional insurtech Igloo brings the company closer to its vision of enabling ‘Insurance for All’. Igloo facilitates […]

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Finnfund invests in VinFast, manufacturer of Vietnam’s first fully-electric public transport bus fleet

Finnfund is one of the investors in a 135 million US dollar financing package to VinFast in Vietnam. The company manufactures Vietnam’s first fully-electric public transport bus fleet and developed the first national electric vehicle (EV) charging network. The investment will support Vietnam’s efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and expand high-tech manufacturing industries. […]

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Finnfund invests in a solar panel factory in Thailand

Finnish corporation Solar Finland Ltd, a Finnish solar energy corporation, has signed an agreement to establish a joint venture in Thailand. The investment company Solar Finland Investment Ltd has agreed upon establishing a joint venture with an aim to establish a production facility for photovoltaic modules in Thailand. The joint venture, Salo Tech Thailand Ltd, […]

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OP Finnfund Global Impact Fund I joins a group of investors supporting India’s leading MSME lending platform Indifi

CX Partners and OP Finnfund Global Impact Fund I (the first Finnish global emerging markets impact fund) along with existing investors CDC Group (the UK’s development finance institution), Omidyar Network, Elevar Equity, and Accel, have invested 19 million US dollars in Series D round of Equity Capital raise for Indifi Technologies, a digital financial services […]

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Finnfund and University of Helsinki to invest together into microfinancing in Africa and Asia

Finnfund, a Finnish development financier and impact investor, announce today a EUR 10 million debt facility commitment to the Advans Group, one of the leading international microfinance group serving over one million clients in nine countries: Cambodia, Cameroon, Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Pakistan, Nigeria, Tunisia, and Myanmar. University of Helsinki participates in […]

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OP Finnfund Global Impact Fund I invests in Sathapana Bank, Cambodia, to accelerate SME growth and women empowerment

OP Finnfund Global Impact Fund I, the first global emerging markets impact fund in Finland, invests USD 10 million in Sathapana Bank, one of Cambodia’s largest banks, aiming to accelerate the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and women empowerment. The funding provided by OP Finnfund Global Impact Fund I will allow Sathapana to […]

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Nordic Impact Cooperation, owned by Finnfund and Norsk Solar, makes its first investment in Vietnam

Nordic Impact Cooperation AS (“Nordic Impact Cooperation”), owned by the Finnish Fund for Sustainable Development (“Finnfund”) and Norsk Solar AS (“Norsk Solar”, OSEBX ticker: NSOL) has made its first investment decision into a Norsk Solar-developed solar PV-project in Vietnam. Norsk Solar, a leading and fast-growing independent solar power producer, with a particular focus on the […]

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