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India Launches Micro Units Development Agency (MUDRA BANK) to Aid SMEs

Indian startups and small businesses have a reason to cheer, Rs 20,000cr (US$3bn) funding to be made available The Narendra Modi-led BJP government announced to build a refinance agency in order to provide much-needed credit facilities to small business units called the Micro Units Development Refinance Agency or MUDRA Bank. On April 8 the Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch ... Read More »

Outsell’s BrainGain Event – Singapore May 2015

  Your Path to Expansion in Asia Begins Here   Entering a new market takes planning, strategy, and adaptability — and there is no “one right answer” in our fast-moving global media and information industry. The pressure is enough to keep even the most seasoned leader up at night. That’s why Outsell and BIIA, the leading business information industry association ... Read More »

Outsell’s BrainGain Event – Singapore May 2015

Entering a new market takes planning, strategy, and adaptability — and there is no “one right answer” in our fast-moving global media and information industry. The pressure is enough to keep even the most seasoned leader up at night. That’s why Outsell and BIIA, the leading business information industry association in Asia, are partnering to bring you this important event. Join ... Read More »

EU Commission Green Paper on Building a Capital Markets Union – Implications for Credit Information

The European Commission published on February 18th a Green Paper on Building a Capital Markets Union. The Green Paper launches a consultation on the measures to be taken by the EU measures in order to create a single market for capital financing, with the focus on diversifying sources of funding, especially for SMEs, and removing obstacles for cross-border financing. This initiative, ... Read More »

First Private Sector Consumer Credit Bureau Launched in China by Alibaba Affiliate

Sesame Credit, heralded as China’s first private sector consumer credit information company, was launched by Ant Financial Services Group, the parent company of Alipay.  Called Sesame Credit, the new agency leverages big-data technology and customer behavior analytics to assess creditworthiness, which is expected to make it easier for companies to extend credit to millions of Chinese consumers, according to Sesame Credit officials. ... Read More »

EU Proposes Central Registers on Beneficial Owners of Corporate and other Legal Entities

The fourth EU anti-money laundering directive (AMLD) will require EU member states to keep central registers of information on the ultimate “beneficial” owners of corporate and other legal entities, as well as trusts.   A “beneficial” owner is defined as a person who actually owns or controls a company and its activities and ultimately authorizes transactions, whether such ownership is exercised ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes CIBI Information Inc., Philippines

ABOUT CIBI Information Inc.: CIBI Information Inc. is the premiere provider of business and personal information for the Republic of the Philippines. CIBI Information Inc., prior to its incorporation, was the business information division of then Credit Information Bureau Inc. which has been in operation since 1982 and was jointly created by the Central Bank of the Philippines, the Philippine ... Read More »