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Aug022013

Wielding Finance, Innovation And Policy To Make An Impact In Climate Change








Finance Minister makes his debut on CNBC Africa show






Public financing need to be designed with private finance mobilization in mind blending small amounts of public funds with the flexibility and accountability that will create investor confidence, make for attractive investments, and ensure maximum impact for the public finance that is allocated. We have learned from the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) and other tools how to blend public and private finance effectively, and now need to build the GCF and other solutions with these lessons in mind. What character and approach do you think new institutions in this space will need to take in order to be effective, both as investors and as part of the international community? The key attribute must be that these institutions are co-designed and managed with the private sector in mind, as public funds will only be a drop in the bucket.














Merlin Response Team Finance Coordinator






Remember our GDP has almost doubled in the last 5 years he stated. He later allayed fears over the effect of the falling gold and cocoa prices on the local economy. He said revenues from oil production, the recent taxes and governments vision to diversify the economy should adequately cushion the economy against the resultant shocks. We expect that revenues from the countrys oil production which has fueled economic growth in the last few years would stabilize the current accounts.







Looking for a good investment? Consider Egypt: finance minister






Assist in the recruitment, management and motivation of the Country Finance Team working with the Emergency Response Team and the London Regional Finance Manager to ensure that effective and proactive financial leadership, support and guidance is provided to managers in country. Co-ordinate and maintain a cash forecasting system to ensure that adequate funds are available to meet the working requirements of the programmes Monitor and allocate ongoing levels of expenditure on individual programmes against budget, and provide timely advice of likely over or under-spends to the Country Management Team, and the relevant Programme & Finance teams in head office. Ensure that contractual commitments (e.g. for the rental of vehicles and/or premises) are financially sound and appropriate for the circumstances of the programme.










Ahmed Galal, the interim Egyptian finance minister, said Egypt's reform process would make it highly attractive to investors, despite the ongoing violence in the country, which saw former President Mohamed Morsi removed from power on July 3 and numerous people killed in the subsequent unrest. "The combination of both a political process that is unfolding in the right direction and an economic reform process that gives some credibility and confidence, I think that combination is likely to make Egypt a very attractive place for investors," Galal said. "All of them are most welcome to come, sooner rather than later. If I were an investor, I would come to Egypt now, not later, because this is the time when you establish a position, and then later when the economy recovers, this is when you will make your returns." The interim government's transition plan includes parliamentary elections in around six months, but supporters of Morsi remain camped out in protest in Cairo, despite being urged by the government to move.




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Aug022013

WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. to Report Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results











Opposition leaders condemned Aso's remarks, saying they showed a lack of understanding of history and hurt Japan's national interest. Some demanded Aso resign. Aso's comments "sounded like praise for Nazi actions and are totally incomprehensible," said Akihiro Ohata, secretary general of the Democratic Party. "Minister Aso's ignorance about historical facts is so obvious," said Seiji Mataichi, secretary general of the Social Democratic Party.










Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso is surrounded by reporters at the ministry in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.

The teleconference replay can be accessed by dialing 404-537-3406 (domestic and international) and entering ID# 14342688. A webcast replay will also be available on the investor relations portion of the Companys website at . About WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. WhiteHorse Finance, Inc.







Cache Announces New Credit Facility with Wells Fargo Capital Finance






"Economy and finance are the most important issues for the future of Serbia and we need an additional impetus here," he said. "We have no time for mistakes." In response, Dinkic accused Dacic of "pure politicking" to cement his own position as premier. The nationalist SNS is riding high in opinion polls and stands to gain the most from a new election, which would likely cement its dominance of the Serbian political scene. But elections, and the weeks or months it would take to form a government, will cost valuable time in shoring up national finances and implementing a landmark accord between Serbia and its former Kosovo province, brokered in April by the EU. That would likely delay the start of EU accession talks, penciled in for January.







Serbian PM moves to oust finance minister, risking election






Cache is a nationwide, mall-based specialty retailer of sophisticated sportswear and social occasion dresses targeting style-conscious women who have a youthful attitude and are self-confident. The Company currently operates 250 stores, primarily situated in central locations in high traffic, upscale malls in 41 states, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Certain matters discussed within this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Although Cache, Inc.




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Aug012013

Finance ministry, DIPP differ over key retail issues








NorthStar Realty Finance Declares Second Quarter Common Stock Dividend






They also have different opinions on whether to include agricultural cooperatives as part of the sourcing clause. DIPP argues that if sourcing is made 'preferable' as suggested by the department of economic affairs (DEA) in stead of 'mandatory', foreign retailers might not at all source from MSMEs. "It would defeat the government's purpose of the policy being used as an instrument to strengthen MSMEs," DIPP has said, a person familiar with the developments told ET. The Union Cabinet will consider the proposal on Thursday. It will also consider a proposal to set up Rail Tariff Authority, an independent body that will decide tariffs.







Humanitarian Finance & Grants Advisor






Herr, managing director for Oxford Finance. "Pritok has a strong investment platform for acquiring high quality seniors housing assets nationally, and we look forward to partnering with them on future transactions." "The Oxford team has been incredible to work with, and I was very impressed by their professionalism, integrity, focus and expertise," said Max Stesel, managing partner and founder of Pritok Capital. "Oxford's ability to get to the closing in a quick and efficient manner is truly unparalleled." About Oxford Finance LLC Oxford Finance is a specialty finance firm providing senior secured loans to public and private life sciences and healthcare services companies worldwide. For over 20 years, Oxford has delivered flexible financing solutions to its clients, enabling these companies to maximize their equity by leveraging their assets.







Oxford Finance Provides $7.2 Million Debt Financing Facility to Pritok Capital






He/She also will be asked to deploy up to 35% of the time on hands-on response roles in Save the Children Emergencies. About You Ideally you are coming back from 3 to 5 years experience in Emergencies or Fragile States context with an International NGO in a Finance and Grants roles. You will have managed complex, large scale Finance and Grants programmes in a leadership role and have the ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team setting. You are eager to stay in close contact with Humanitarian Response support in the field and really want to make a difference for the Children the most affected in Emergencies. What we offer In return we offer a salary between 36,000 - 40,000 (depending on experience) + pension, senior management support and coaching, the right balance of London based and field base work and the opportunity to join a team at the leading edge Humanitarian Finance and Grants Management.










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Aug012013

Steve Feldman Joins FGI Finance as Vice President of Business Development








Japan Finance Minister under fire for Nazi comment






Finance Thu, Aug 1, 2013, 6:01 AM EDT - U.S. Markets open in 3 hrs 29 mins YOUR FRIENDS' ACTIVITY Steve Feldman Joins FGI Finance as Vice President of Business Development Press Release: FGI Finance 13 hours ago Related Content NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- David DiPiero, President and CEO of FGI Finance ( www.fgifinance.com ), has announced that Steve Feldman has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development. In this position, Feldman will be responsible for working on domestic and international financing opportunities. His goal will be to focus on closing deals and maintaining relationships with other lenders, finance companies, equity sponsors and referral sources. FGI Finance is an industry leader, says Feldman, and I look forward to being a part of the team. Feldman brings more than a decade of experience in the commercial finance industry to his new position at FGI Finance, including extensive work as an advisor to middle market companies as well as a direct lender providing asset-based loans and factoring facilities.







Weil's Views on Finance






Industry estimates put the value of the Islamic finance sector at $1.5 trillion, little more than 1 per cent of the overall global financial sector. And, despite impressive annual growth rates of 15 per cent to 20 per cent, AlQemzi said there is no real tangible evidence that Islamic finance is a world force. Even in Muslim countries, conventional finance has a larger market share than Islamic finance. For example in Malaysia, Al Qemzi told delegates, Islamic lending accounts for just 26.6 per cent of overall lending.












The New York Times in an editorial says Summers is not the best person for the job. A solid nominee wouldnt polarize the Senate, much less the presidents own party. So what does Summers think about quantitative easing anyway? Wall Street Journal reporter Jon Hilsenrath has done a close reading of Summerss columns and speeches and spoken to unnamed people familiar with his thinking. He writes that Summers is skeptical about the benefits of printing money to buy bonds -- but that he doesnt see much harm in it. So maybe he would mark a shift from Bernanke. Or maybe not.







Noor Islamic Bank?s CEO calls for global body to regulate Islamic finance industry






Critics of the ruling Liberal Democrats are uneasy over the party's proposals for revising the U.S.-inspired postwar constitution, in part to allow a higher profile for Japan's military. Japan and Nazi Germany were allies in World War II, when Japan occupied much of Asia and Germany much of Europe, where the racial supremacist Nazis oversaw the killings of an estimated 6 million Jews before the war ended in 1945 with their defeat. Japan's military aggression, which included colonizing the Korean Peninsula before the war, is the reason its current constitution limits the role of the military. According to a transcript of the speech published by the newspaper Asahi Shimbun, Aso decried the lack of support for revising Japan's pacifist constitution among older Japanese, saying the Liberal Democrats held quiet, extensive discussions about its proposals.




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Aug012013

Noor Islamic Bank?s CEO calls for global body to regulate Islamic finance industry











Even in Muslim countries, conventional finance has a larger market share than Islamic finance. For example in Malaysia, Al Qemzi told delegates, Islamic lending accounts for just 26.6 per cent of overall lending. While in the UAE, Islamic finance accounts for only 12 per cent of the financial sector. Al Qemzi called for practical measures to be implemented that progressively address impediments to the growth of Islamic finance. We need to create an enabling environment for cross border connectivity through Islamic finance, he said.









Market Chatter-Corporate finance press digest






* Private equity firm American Securities LLC is exploring a possible sale of specialty chemicals manufacturer General Chemical Corp that could fetch more than $1 billion, three people familiar with the matter said this week. * Credit Suisse Group AG is in advanced talks to sell a private equity business to Grosvenor Capital Management LP as the bank adapts to stricter rules for managing capital and risk, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. * Royal Dutch Shell will sell at least four more oil blocks in Nigeria in its latest divestment from Africa's top oil exporter, three oil industry sources familiar with the deals said on Wednesday.




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