How Do I Register For Automatic MIX Market Data Updates

From this page, you can subscribe to receive automatic updates every time new data is published on the MIX Market site. Below are options to set your subscription by region, by country, by MFI or by a partner that an MFI works with (which could be an investor, a network or any type of service provider). Or you can just subscribe to receive everything! The feed will also contain the actual data published with the update. The data is stored in a language called XBRL, and some pointers on how to use XBRL are below. But if you don't want to spend time on that, each feed update also contains a link to the MFI profile where you can download the same data to Excel or other formats.

  • What is an RSS feed? RSS feeds are a way that websites can syndicate content to their audience. Other websites have RSS feeds available so that users can get updates on news or blog posts or announcements. In this case, MIX is syndicating data on MFIs as it is published by MIX analysts on the MIX Market site. If you subscribe to the feed, you’ll get a notification every time a MIX analyst publishes data for an MFI. Not only will you get the notification, you’ll get the data as well.

  • How do I subscribe to an RSS feed? Just click on the button anywhere you see it - in an MFI, funder, network or service provider profile or in a region or country page or just use the menus below. RSS feeds are enabled for all regions, countries and MFI profiles. You’ll also be able to subscribe to feeds for MFIs that are partnered with networks, funders or service providers. For instance, here is a link to the subscription for all members of the FINCA network. (N.B. Google Chrome users may need to use an add-in to subscribe to the RSS feeds. An add-in can be found here.)

  • What is XBRL? XBRL stands for eXtensible Business Reporting Language. It is a way to capture financial and operational information that makes it easy to exchange the information across different platforms. XBRL is an open standard free of license fees. To learn more about MIX’s use of XBRL, see here.

  • How can I read XBRL files? There are many applications that provide a means to read the data in XBRL files. For new users, we recommend trying the free Firefox add-in, which lets users read XBRL taxonomies and XBRL files directly in their browser.

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