Tag Archives: Middle East and Northern Africa

IFC Report Not Optimistic on Arab World’s Microfinance Sector

In a new study, the World Bank’s investment arm International Finance Corporation (IFC) said the Arab World’s microfinance sector is facing serious challenges in view of the external risks, security concerns, and over-indebtedness. The study, conducted in conjunction with Sanabel, the Microfinance Network of Arab Countries, said tackling those problems will be key to spurring the development of the industry. ...

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2014 FIFA World Cup broadcasting rights for the Middle East and Northern Africa

FIFA would like to reiterate that contrary to some reports about the 2014 FIFA World Cup coverage in the Middle East and Northern Africa, including statements attributed to ZDF, FIFA’s broadcast partner in Germany, ZDF will not be broadcasting matches unencrypted on the Eutelsat Hot Bird satellite platform during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. ZDF/ARD are media rights licensees for ...

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