Seminar on the topic ‘Corporate Diversity in Financial Services: Efficiency, Resilience and Stability’ by Professor Christine Oughton.

By Ayse|January 30, 2018|Events, News|0 comments

Professor Christine Oughton, Co-Investigator in the Inclusive Finance Project, will deliver a seminar on Wednesday Jan 31 Th, on the topic: Corporate Diversity in Financial Services: Efficiency, Resilience and Stability. Find details:https://www.soas.ac.uk/inclusive-finance/events/31jan2018-corporate-diversity-in-financial-services-efficiency-resilience-and-stability.html

Centre for Global Finance (CGF) Seminar Series 2017-2018

By Ayse|January 29, 2018|Events, News|0 comments

  Centre for Global Finance Seminars take place weekly during terms 1 & 2 with guest speakers from other leading institutions including Inclusive Finance Project partners to share their research findings with the department to create a community of engagement and discussion.

Launch of AXA Chair in Global Finance

By Ayse|January 26, 2018|Events, News|0 comments

The AXA Chair Launch is an inspirational and exciting full-day event to celebrate the appointment of AXA Chair in Global Finance – Professor Victor Murinde.  The event is co-hosted by SOAS University of London, AXA Research Fund and AXA Investment Managers.  It brings together world-leading scholars, practitioners and policy makers to discuss pressing issues and new developments in global finance. Find the details: https://www.soas.ac.uk/centreforglobalfinance/events-and-seminars/13feb2018-launch-of-axa-chair-in-global-finance-.html https://www.soas.ac.uk/news/newsitem127040.html

The research conducted by Judith Tyson indicates that:

By Ayse|January 3, 2018|Updates on the Research|0 comments

https://www.odi.org/experts/1320-judith-tyson – New data of finance by country and sector for sub-Saharan Africa  from 2006 to 2015 shows the very heavy concentration to a very few countries and sectors and their lack of correlation to the needs of inclusive growth. Nigeria alone received 45% of all finance and MICs received 67% of all finance. By contrast LDCs received only 33% and many LDCs receiving negligible or no finance. – Extractive  and short-term trade

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A new research titled “The effects of remittances on economic growth: Reexamining the role of institutions ” by Mr. Haruna Issahaku, Professor Joshua Yindenaba Abor and Professor Mohammed Amidu.

By Ayse|December 22, 2017|Publications, Updates on the Research|0 comments

    http://ugbs.ug.edu.gh/ugbsfaculty/profile-faculty_member/abor-joshua-yindenaba http://ugbs.ug.edu.gh/ugbsfaculty/profile-faculty_member/amidu-mohammed   A recently published paper of Mr. Haruna Issahaku, Professor Joshua Yindenaba Abor and Professor Mohammed Amidu find that: 1.      Remittances stimulate economic growth only in low income and lower middle-income countries. 2.     Remittances together with domestic institutions in low income and lower middle-income countries promote growth. 3.     Institutions in upper middle and high-income countries act as substitutes to remittances to promote growth.

“Finance has to be inclusive for all the economic agents…”, says Professor Victor Murinde, PI of the Inclusive Finance Project.

By Ayse|December 21, 2017|The idea of the "Inclusive Finance Project"|0 comments

https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff120377.php According to Stiglitz (2006), the financial system acts as the ‘brain of an economy. Financial institutions and markets promote the dissemination and co-ordination of information about the resource availability at every level throughout the economy, and so they enable an efficient allocation of these resources for supporting economic growth. However, it is not altogether clear how finance can deliver inclusive financial development and growth. Recent empirical research shows that

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A research on Mobile Telephony, Financial Inclusion and Inclusive Growth by Professor Joshua Yindenaba Abor , Professor Mohammed Amidu, Mr. Haruna Issahaku

By Ayse|December 21, 2017|Updates on the Research|0 comments

    http://ugbs.ug.edu.gh/ugbsfaculty/profile-faculty_member/amidu-mohammed The findings of the research produced by Professor Joshua Yindenaba Abor , Professor Mohammed Amidu, Mr. Haruna Issahaku reveal that: Mobile penetration and financial inclusion significantly reduce the probability of a household becoming poor The welfare benefits of mobile telephony and financial inclusion are not more pronounced in female-headed households. Mobile diffusion and financial inclusion considerably increase per capita household consumption of food and non-food items.