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    1. November 27, 2013

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    2. October 25, 2013

      Lunch with the FT: Muhammad Yunus

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      August 7, 2013

      Bangladesh: microlender Grameen in government sights

      Grameen Bank, founded by the pioneer of microfinance, Muhammed Yunus, has become a political football in Bangladesh. Yunus...

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      August 7, 2013

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      March 6, 2013

      Bangladesh: government mulls Grameenphone options

      Subscribers to Bangladeshi mobile operator, Grameenphone, can breathe easy: Dhaka has no plans to suspend the company’s...

    6. February 27, 2013

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      A simmering battle between Bangladesh’s government and Nobel peace prize winner Muhammad Yunus is threatening the fate of...

    7. December 28, 2012

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      March 8, 2012

      East Africa: development funds put $40m into private equity for microfinance

      East Africa has just gained its 30th home-based private equity fund. Progression Capital Africa’s first fund, which was...

    9. February 16, 2012

      Yunus expands joint venture companies

      Muhammad Yunus, the pioneer of microlending for the poor, is rapidly expanding his joint venture companies with global...

    10. February 7, 2012

      CreditEase shines in China peer-lending market

      CreditEase, China’s top peer-to-peer lending website, received votes of confidence from two important constituencies at the...

    11. beyondbrics

      May 13, 2011

      New York headlines

      * Suicide bombing kills at least 69 in Pakistan * Yunus steps down from Grameen Bank * Yahoo says Alibaba board not informed...

    12. May 13, 2011

      Yunus steps down from Grameen Bank

      Muhammad Yunus has resigned as managing director of the pioneering microlender that he founded, Grameen Bank, ending a...

    13. FT Alphaville

      May 5, 2011

      Court backs move to oust Yunus

      Grameen Bank, the pioneering Bangladeshi micro-lender, appears set for an institutional shake-up after the Supreme Court...

    14. May 5, 2011

      Court upholds decision to oust Yunus

      Grameen Bank, the pioneering Bangladeshi micro-lender, appears poised for a major institutional shake-up after the Supreme...

    15. FT Alphaville

      April 26, 2011

      Government panel calls for Grameen overhaul

      A Bangladeshi government panel has accused Grameen Bank, the globally renowned microlender founded by Nobel laureate...

    16. April 26, 2011

      Government panel calls for Grameen overhaul

      A Bangladeshi government panel has accused Grameen Bank, the globally renowned microlender founded by Nobel laureate...

    17. April 5, 2011

      Yunus loses battle to stay at Grameen helm

      Bangladeshi Nobel laureate Mohammed Yunus appears to have lost his final legal battle to remain at the helm of Grameen Bank,...

    18. March 24, 2011

      Dhaka plays high-stake game in Yunus case

      At Bangladesh’s birth in 1971, Henry Kissinger, US national security adviser, derided the new Muslim-majority nation as “an...

    19. March 18, 2011

      Bangladesh at the crossroads

      Gazipur, the district still remembered for its resistance to the Pakistan army in 1971 It is winter and Dhaka is full of...

    20. FT Alphaville

      March 8, 2011

      Bangladesh court upholds Yunus exit

      Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel laureate and micro­finance pioneer, suffered a setback on Tuesday when the Bangladeshi High Court...

    21. March 8, 2011

      Bangladesh High Court upholds Yunus exit

      Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel laureate and micro­finance pioneer, suffered a setback on Tuesday when the Bangladeshi High Court...

    22. FT Alphaville

      March 3, 2011

      Yunus fights dismissal order

      Bangladeshi microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus has gone to court to challenge the legality of a central bank order...

    23. March 3, 2011

      Yunus opens legal fight over dismissal

      Bangladeshi microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus has gone to court to challenge the legality of a central bank order...

    24. March 2, 2011

      Dhaka’s spiteful attack on Yunus

      The Bangladeshi government’s vicious campaign against Mohammed Yunus has reached its bathetic climax. After publicly...

    25. FT Alphaville

      March 2, 2011

      Grameen refuses to fire Yunus

      The bank founded by Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel Prize winning microfinance pioneer, has defied an order by Bangladesh’s...

    26. March 2, 2011

      Grameen defies order to dismiss Yunus

      Muhammad Yunus, whose dismissal could strain US-Bangladeshi relations The bank founded by Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel Prize...

    27. February 28, 2011

      Bangladesh escalates anti-Yunus campaign

      Bangladesh’s government has escalated its campaign against microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus, with the country’s central...

    28. February 27, 2011

      Banker to poor fights official antipathy

      On the global stage, Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel Prize-winning microfinance pioneer, enjoys almost cult-like status as the...

    29. December 10, 2010

      Cradle of microfinance rocked

      Bangladeshis were euphoric in 2006 when their country’s renowned “banker to the poor”, Muhammad Yunus, founder of the...

    30. December 10, 2010

      ‘Social business’ model will help Bangladesh’s poor

      From Ms Lamiya Morshed. Sir, We are writing with regard to your report “Bangladesh joins microfinance backlash” (FT.com...

    31. FT Alphaville

      December 7, 2010

      Bangladesh joins microfinance backlash

      The microfinance industry has been accused of “sucking blood from the poor” by the prime minister of Bangladesh as part of...

    32. December 7, 2010

      Bangladesh joins microfinance backlash

      A woman works at a recycling factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The prime minister said the companies giving small loans to the...

    33. November 10, 2010

      Bangladesh caps microfinance rates at 27%

      Bangladesh, the birthplace of the global microcredit movement, has decided to cap interest rates for microloans at 27 per...

    34. November 5, 2010

      Profit obsession exploits the poor

      From Mr Guy Priestley. Sir, Both your editorial “Making Indian microfinance work” (November 1) and Christoph Pausch...

    35. October 29, 2010

      Debt trap leads to despair for rural poor

      With only a tenth of a hectare of dry land to farm, Kanakam Ramesh, 28, and his wife Rajiti, 24, were struggling to care for...

    36. October 6, 2010

      Citi considers microfinance service in HK

      Citigroup is looking into launching microfinance services in Hong Kong, a city that boasts one of the highest gross domestic...

    37. September 12, 2010

      Microfinance sees demand leap

      Small business owners in the UK are turning to microfinance, a system of credit more readily associated with helping people...

    38. July 20, 2010

      SKS Microfinance plans to raise $350m in IPO

      SKS Microfinance, India’s largest lender to the poor, aims to raise about $350m this month by selling a 21.6 per cent stake...

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