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  1. November 27, 2013

    ‘The Solution Revolution’, by William Eggers and Paul Macmillan

    The Solution Revolution: How business, government and social enterprises are teaming up...

  2. October 25, 2013

    Lunch with the FT: Muhammad Yunus

    This is awkward: I am about to sit down to lunch with a man who has just told me he does not want to eat anything with me....

  1. beyondbrics

    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...

  2. beyondbrics

    August 7, 2013

    Further reading: slowly imploding

    Wednesday’s wafers from the BB team: Batista’s battering; worry about China, not tapering; the authoritarian Mr Edogan;...

  3. beyondbrics

    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...

  4. February 27, 2013

    Telenor in Bangladeshi takeover tussle

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

  5. December 28, 2012

    Microfinancier gives payday lenders run for money

    In a converted paint factory in north-east London, Andrew Squires is about to lend £600 to an elderly Greek man who wants to...

  6. beyondbrics

    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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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,...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. July 20, 2010

    Monetising microfinance

    Lending to America’s poor, we know, was neither profitable nor especially saintly. So why should lending to the...

  38. July 13, 2010

    Fast Retailing to set up Bangladesh business

    Japan’s Fast Retailing, the maker of the Uniqlo brand, is to form a joint venture in Bangladesh with Grameen Bank to provide...

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