Today MicroCapital.org, a microfinance publication, announced the introduction of pre-paid, reloadable Mastercards in Peru. The “LATODO Mastercard” is a project launched by NovoPayment, a US-based prepaid card provider that will run the business through Servitebca Peru.
NovoPayment also works in Florida, Mexico, Colombia and launched a similar prepaid credit card program in Venezuela in 2005, MicroCapital [...]
The year is 2012 and it is time for you to get some Kenya in your portfolio. Kenya has one of the most rapidly-growing GDPs.
Over the weekend the World Bank sent out a tweet about Kenya’s “tipping point” – by 2020, Kenya will be a full-fledged middle-class country. Since 2001, many gains have been made [...]
Last week we were surprised to see a 25 basis point rate cut by Australia – whose inflation and unemployment levels are in a healthy range – so to now see that even China has cut interest rates, well, that’s telling you something significant about the weakness and risks facing global growth.
First Rate Cut Since [...]
Heads of the Federal Reserves of Atlanta, St. Louis and San Francisco this week have all expressed agreement on the fact that more stimulus – aka monetary accomodation - is needed for the US economy. John Williams (San Francisco), Dennis Lockhart (Atlanta) and James Bullard (St. Louis) – all voting members of the FOMC (Federal [...]