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The Government of Myanmar has supported the development of financial cooperatives since 2012. But, in order to support the expansion strategies where demand is still unmet, MIX’s Interactive Dashboard for Myanmar provides analytical tools for cooperatives to analyze demand and supply within the sector.

In 2017, MIX deepened our partnership with CSAF members and we look forward to supporting the alliance's strategy development in 2018 and its efforts to encourage other financial institutions to increase lending to high-impact agricultural SMEs.  

In Vietnam, state-owned entities are required to be present uniformly across the country, irrespective of population density. As a result, there is an even distribution of the supply of financial access points and no region seems to be lagging behind. However, that is not the case with other entities that prioritize areas with high population densities.

In the November edition of MicroCapital Monitor - now available on the MicroCapital website - Barbara Magnoni, the president of EA Consultants, ponders whether better information can help direct investments to "social enterprises that offer good value propositions" but usually lose out because of the high costs associated with due diligence. Ms.

The Annual Benchmark Report is one of the primary benchmarking products created by MIX that offers a unique opportunity to analyze the performance of individual financial service providers (FSPs) and peer groups and to conduct country comparisons.

The Annual Benchmark Report is one of the primary benchmarking products created by MIX that offers a unique opportunity to analyze the performance of individual financial service providers (FSPs) and peer groups and to conduct country comparisons.

Peruvian financial service providers (FSP) reported a growth of 2.4% in their borrowers’ base at the end of June 2017 quarter, however, variation rates by peer group had higher variance. Risk levels increased during the quarter led by Banks in the sector.

Ten Peruvian financial service providers covering 50% of the market by loan portfolio and 45% by borrower level responded to the Barometer Forecast providing projections for the quarter ending in September 2017. FSPs continued reporting Client-indebtedness as their primary concern for risk this coming quarter and see PAR levels rising to 6.4% over the next twelve months.

This Barometer Forecast is based on projections from 8 financial service providers. These FSPs represent 83% of the market by gross loan portfolio and 95% of the market by borrowers. Respondents expect the macroeconomic environment, client-indebtedness, and the political/regulatory framework to impact risk levels for September 2017 quarter. Microbanks are projecting higher growth rates compared to other institution types.

Colombian FSPs report slowdown in the growth of deposits and depositors during June 2017 quarter. For the credit portfolio, FSPs have continued to show a rising trend in the risk levels with the impact of changes macroeconomic factors in the country. Read the Quarterly Factsheet for Colombia.

 

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