INTERVIEW: Accessible finance is key to realizing Uganda’s

Dmitry Pozhidaev Many UN agencies have a very specific thematic focus: they are dealing with women, children, health care, or other important issues. However, the UNCDF can get engaged in a variety of various thematic areas, provided that there is a financial solution that can be used to address a specific challenge, anything from education to agriculture.

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Dmitry Pozhidaev,

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UK companies face ‘iceberg’ of business rates next year

Companies in England are heading for an “iceberg” next spring with business rates set to rise by up to £3bn because of soaring inflation, industry groups have warned.

They said those businesses that gain from an upcoming revaluation could see those benefits eroded as a result, while those that lose out will see their losses amplified.

Business rates, the taxes

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CFPB Orders Hyundai to Pay $19 Million for Widespread Credit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) penalized Hyundai Capital America (Hyundai) for repeatedly providing inaccurate information to nationwide credit reporting companies and failing to take proper measures to address inaccurate information once it was identified between 2016 and 2020. The CFPB found that Hyundai used manual and outdated systems, processes, and procedures to furnish credit reporting

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Kompliant secures $14M to help companies tackle financial

Kompliant, a startup delivering an “AI-driven” business onboarding and risk scoring platform, today announced that it raised $14 million in a seed round led by Level One Fund with contributions from former Visa president John Partridge and Current CEO Stuart Sopp. The funds will be put toward supporting Kompliant’s product development, CEO Edward Katzin told TechCrunch, as well as expanding

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Willis Finance Lease: Significant Upside Potential From Rate

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Investment Thesis

I rate Willis Lease Finance Corporation (

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A $50-million penthouse might be L.A.’s most expensive condo

To unveil one of the grandest penthouses ever to be built in Los Angeles, its developers threw a little dinner party.

Two dozen of L.A.’s top real estate agents — the sunglasses-indoors kind who regularly appear on reality television — were tended to by a cadre of young women in identical cream outfits, hired for the evening to serve as

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If the Economy Is Shaky, Why Are Company Profits Still

In its earnings report, Ally Bank, a big auto loan maker, provided data on past-due auto loans in the second quarter for borrowers at a range of income levels. Past-due loans were either at or close to prepandemic levels for borrowers with lower incomes.

Ally declined to provide the same data for earlier quarters, making it impossible to know how

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Governor Pritzker Announces Sale of the James R. Thompson

FILE – This April 8, 2003 file photo shows the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, he wants to hold a public auction to sell Thompson Center, which houses state government offices in downtown Chicago, calling the building “ineffective” and a “very wasteful, very inefficient use of space.” He said selling

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