Microfinance moves mainstream

Citi discusses the outlook for microfinance at a conference in Hanoi.

Last week in Hanoi, more than 500 delegates from 50 countries attended the Asia Microfinance Forum 2008, which addressed key issues facing the microfinance industry. With Citi as its lead sponsor, the event was organised by the Banking With The Poor Network and the Foundation for Development Corporation.

FinanceAsia asked Citi's Southeast Asia Pacific CEO Piyush Gupta, who spoke at the conference, his thoughts about microfinance in Asia, and CitiÆs approach to the sector.

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