A corporation owned by the World Bank that produces a number of well known stock indexes for emerging markets.
Established in 1956, it is a member of the World Bank group and provides loans to promote private sector investment in LDCs and developing countries. The loans are extended at market rates and the IFC seeks profitable returns from its investments. Français: Société Internationale de Financement Español: Corporación Financiera Internacional
One of the five institutions that comprise the World Bank Group, IFC promotes growth in the developing world by financing private sector investments and providing technical assistance and advice to governments and businesses.