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Mobile Money: 10 Things You Need to Know

Mobile Money: 10 Things You Need to Know | Mobile Money for the Poor | Scoop.it
Mobile money is a fast moving space and 2013 was a busy year. Read our list of 10 trends in the mobile money arena in 2013.
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We Are Social’s Guide to Social, Digital and Mobile in Asia (2nd Ed...

This is the Second Edition of We Are Social's exploration of Social, Digital and Mobile in Asia. This overview report contains high-level data for 24 countries
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Cambodia & Laos Telecommunications Report Q1 2014 - New Study Released - SBWire (press release)

Cambodia & Laos Telecommunications Report Q1 2014 - New Study Released - SBWire (press release) | Mobile Money for the Poor | Scoop.it
Cambodia & Laos Telecommunications Report Q1 2014 - New Study Released SBWire (press release) Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/06/2014 -- Following the exit of VimpelCom from the Cambodian market, there are fears that the company may also choose to...
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GFT mobile banking study: Mobiles cannot replace the bank branches | telecomkh

GFT mobile banking study: Mobiles cannot replace the bank branches | telecomkh | Mobile Money for the Poor | Scoop.it
RT @telecomkhen: @gft_en #mobile #banking study: Mobiles cannot replace the bank branches http://t.co/5bOm2v6OWl #digitalwallets
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Sina Weibo takes the fight to WeChat, wants to be your mobile wallet

Sina Weibo takes the fight to WeChat, wants to be your mobile wallet | Mobile Money for the Poor | Scoop.it
Sina Weibo, China’s top Twitter-like social network, has updated its iPhone and Android apps with something it’s calling Weibo Payment. (Update 2: Before Alibaba confirmed this officially, we were calling it ‘Weibo Wallet’.
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Microfinance in Europe | Mambu Blog

The 10th European Microfinance Network Conference in Stockholm provided for a fascinating contrast with the work we've been doing with MFIs in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Microfinance in Europe emerged mostly in the ...
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Putting the Microsavings in Microfinance | myAgro

Putting the Microsavings in Microfinance | myAgro | Mobile Money for the Poor | Scoop.it
Great Opinion piece taken from www.nytimes.com. It has become increasingly clear that the most important element of microfinance isn't lending, but savings. That lesson was taught to me by SEWA in India, Kashf in Pakistan ...
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Malawi is 2013 second worst economy - The Maravi Post

Malawi is 2013 second worst economy - The Maravi Post | Mobile Money for the Poor | Scoop.it
The Maravi Post Malawi is 2013 second worst economy The Maravi Post Malawi economy not doing well Malawi is the second 2013 world's worst performing economy after war-torn Central African Republic, according to ranking by the International Monetary...
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Investvine » Laos happy about 15% rise in visitor numbers

Investvine » Laos happy about 15% rise in visitor numbers | Mobile Money for the Poor | Scoop.it
The Lao Tourism Development Department on December 18 reported that international arrivals to the country between January to September 2013 soared 15 per cent to close to 2.8 million visitors.
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Concerns in Laos That Burma's Opening Could Slow Tourism Growth - The Irrawaddy News Magazine

Concerns in Laos That Burma's Opening Could Slow Tourism Growth - The Irrawaddy News Magazine | Mobile Money for the Poor | Scoop.it
TTR Weekly Concerns in Laos That Burma's Opening Could Slow Tourism Growth The Irrawaddy News Magazine VIENTIANE — Businesses in Laos, itself a nascent tourist draw, are concerned that growth in the sector could be stalled by Burma's recent...
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Nepal urges Gulf nations to protect migrants' right - Himalayan Times

Nepal urges Gulf nations to protect migrants' right - Himalayan Times | Mobile Money for the Poor | Scoop.it
Nepal urges Gulf nations to protect migrants' right Himalayan Times KATHMANDU: Amid reports that Nepalis are forced to work in Gulf countries in awful conditions, Nepal has urged two Middle East countries to treat Nepalis in a better way and to...
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Postcard from Vientiane, Laos - Deutsche Welle

Postcard from Vientiane, Laos - Deutsche Welle | Mobile Money for the Poor | Scoop.it
Postcard from Vientiane, Laos
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The Internet is everywhere - except in Room FL 301 in the new building belonging to the National Laos University in Vientiane.
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Malawi Pres Joyce Banda: 'Competitive primary elections must not divide us' - The Maravi Post

Malawi Pres Joyce Banda: 'Competitive primary elections must not divide us' - The Maravi Post | Mobile Money for the Poor | Scoop.it
The Maravi Post Malawi Pres Joyce Banda: 'Competitive primary elections must not divide us' The Maravi Post Frank Mwenefumbo and Mwalwanda with VP Kachali after a spirited primary election BLANTYRE (MaraPost)—With only few months to 2014 May...
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Social, Digital & Mobile Around The World (January 2014)

This report presents all the key statistics, data and behavioural indicators for social, digital and mobile channels around the world. Alongside regional pictur
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Success at Scale: How CARD Bank activated 480,000 poor savers in the Philippines

Success at Scale: How CARD Bank activated 480,000 poor savers in the Philippines | Mobile Money for the Poor | Scoop.it
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Grameen Foundation just wrapped up a 4-year project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with CARD Bank in the Philippines. Result : 480,000 savings accounts designed specifically for the poor into their hands and being used

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The Financial Brand Bible - The Financial Brand

The Financial Brand Bible - The Financial Brand | Mobile Money for the Poor | Scoop.it
The Financial Brand Bible The Financial Brand financial_brand_bible This one-of-a-kind how-to manual includes over 140 pages of step-by-step guides for building, designing and managing banking brands — yours free when you register for The Financial...

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NTU launches mobile phone-free campaign

NTU launches mobile phone-free campaign | Mobile Money for the Poor | Scoop.it
SINGAPORE — A social campaign aimed at addressing mobile phone usage amongst youth has officially been launched today (Dec 20) by students from Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information.
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Access to Basic Banking Is a Crisis for 40 Million Americans | TIME.com

Access to Basic Banking Is a Crisis for 40 Million Americans | TIME.com | Mobile Money for the Poor | Scoop.it
Is it right that some 40 million Americans don't have access to basic banking?
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Globally, half of adults totaling some 2.5 billion people do not have a formal bank account. This shuts them off from credit and savings opportunities that you may take for granted...
Globally, half of adults totaling some 2.5 billion people do not have a formal bank account....
The vast majority of these unbanked are in underdeveloped nations like Kenya, India, Pakistan, and Columbia. More than 50 nations recently set targets for improving access to financial products—and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, now has around 90 member nations supporting a set of common financial inclusion principles known as the Maya Declaration.

Read more: Access to Basic Banking Is a Crisis for 40 Million Americans | TIME.com http://business.time.com/2013/12/11/access-to-basic-banking-is-a-crisis-for-40-million-americans/#ixzz2obTqbh00

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Financial Services Trends To Watch In 2014 - Forbes

Financial Services Trends To Watch In 2014 - Forbes | Mobile Money for the Poor | Scoop.it
The Fiscal Times
Financial Services Trends To Watch In 2014
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This year was significant for the financial services industry.
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Laos to borrow 225 million dollars, sell 37.5 million in bonds

Laos to borrow 225 million dollars, sell 37.5 million in bonds | Mobile Money for the Poor | Scoop.it
Sauress: Laos to borrow 225 million dollars, sell 37.5 million in bonds: Communist Laos plans to borrow 1,800 ... http://t.co/keuDSEqSo4
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Kubaru Microfinance - Crowdsourcing.org

Kubaru Microfinance - Crowdsourcing.org | Mobile Money for the Poor | Scoop.it
Kubaru Microfinance
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Description Founded in 2009, Kubaru Microfinance is a lending platform specializing in post-disaster microfinance.
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Banks Push for Mobile Banking Policy - AllAfrica.com

Banks Push for Mobile Banking Policy - AllAfrica.com | Mobile Money for the Poor | Scoop.it
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Banks Push for Mobile Banking Policy
AllAfrica.com
The government is considering new regulations that will force telecoms operator Econet to allow local banks unlimited access to its mobile banking service, the state media has said.
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Lamet, Khamet in Laos Ethnic People Profile

Lamet, Khamet in Laos Ethnic People Profile | Mobile Money for the Poor | Scoop.it
The Lamet, Khamet in Laos: A detailed ethnic people profile with photo, map, text, statistics and links.
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Is foreign aid good for Malawi's development? | Malawi Nyasa Times ...

Malawi has experienced a series of donor aid freeze under different regimes. In 1992 the MCP led government was the first casualty of donor aid suspension. Sequentially, the donor community withheld foreign aid during ...
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Banking on Including Women in Nigeria | CGAP

Banking on Including Women in Nigeria | CGAP | Mobile Money for the Poor | Scoop.it
In Nigeria, Diamond Bank is using customer insights to design and market a new savings product for women.
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