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World Bank’s MIGA Hones Focus on Frontier Markets

WASHINGTON, DC, September 13, 2005—The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, MIGA, a private sector branch of the World Bank Group, today said it issued $1.2 billion in investment guarantees (insurance) for 33 new projects (62 contracts) in developing countries during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005. The results bring total coverage issued since MIGA’s inception in 1988 to $14.7 billion, including amounts leveraged through its Cooperative Underwriting Program with other insurers. (See MIGA’s 2005 Annual Report.)  
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NEWS & EVENTS
 
  MIGA in Frontier Markets - September 2005  
  Letter from MIGA to NGOs, replying to letter from NGOs to President Wolfowitz regarding the Dikulushi copper/silver mine project in the Democratic Republic of Congo - August 18, 2005  
  Small Investment Program (SIP) - August 2005  
  MIGA Supports Mobile Telecommunications Investment in Bangladesh - Press Release, July 28, 2005  
  MIGA Appoints New General Counsel - Press Release, July 21, 2005  
  Letter from NGOs to President Wolfowitz regarding the Dikulushi copper/silver mine project in the Democratic Republic of Congo - July 8, 2005  
  MIGA Insures Investment in Ghanaian Telecommunications Company - Press Release, July 7, 2005  
  Investor Outreach Event Highlights the Western Balkans as an Investment Destination - Press Release, June 29, 2005  
  "International Political Risk Management, Volume 3: Looking to the Future," is the latest in a series based on the MIGA-Georgetown University Symposium on International Political Risk Management - Publication, Posted June 22, 2005  
  MIGA Provides $91 Million in Political Risk Insurance for Lao Power Project - Press Release, June 17, 2005  
 

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