Grameen Bank

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Name: Grameen Bank
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The short dstance from abstraction to reality

In recent months my articles have tended to try to apply political theory and intellectual history to political events and behavior in Pakistan and Bangladesh. The insight that comes from working at the interstices of intellectual history and political ... [Published The Friday Times - 1 hour ago]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Innovative Asia

Whether in China or Bangladesh, the region is proving that new ideas are not the preserve of the WestWhen it comes to innovation, most people automatically think of the West and in particular the United States, where some top universities have endowments ... [Published CHINAdaily.com.cn - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 2 reports

Muhith praises Yunus for ending default culture

Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday praised Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus for pioneering a culture free of loan defaults in the microcredit sector."Microcredit borrowers in Bangladesh have proved that they are trustworthy, take loans and return ... [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

NGOs pester flood victims for instalments

While struggling to repair damages caused by the recent floods, destitute people in Kurigram are again tangled in the vicious cycle of loans as the NGO representatives are regularly collecting installments from them violating an order by the Microcredit ... [Published Dhaka Tribune - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 2 reports

Previous winners of Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO (Reuters) - Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls' right to education, and Indian children's right activist Kailash Satyarthi won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Here is a ... [Published Sharenet - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 2 reports

Access to credit a 'human right', says the father of microfinance

Its 38 years since Muhammad Yunus made a US$27 loan to a poor woman in the village of Jobra in Bangladesh. That loan gave birth to a global movement aiming to alleviate poverty by providing impoverished people with access to credit.Mr Yunus, an economics ... [Published Brisbane Times - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

Women at the centre of our economic activity

In the last 60 years or so, we have seen capitalism reach its peak. We have seen the socialist economies fall away and move rapidly towards capitalism. This has undoubtedly brought unprecedented wealth and prosperity in many parts of the world and to ... [Published SABC - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 1 reports

Women at the center of our economic activity

A beneficiary of a microfinance project in Vietnam. Grameen Bank, a social business that makes microcredit available, proved that women are bankable. Photo by: Lorrie Graham / AusAID / CC BYIn the past 60 years or so, we have seen capitalism reach its ... [Published Devex - Oct 02 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Taking technology to the grassroots

Dr Mahabub Hossain, an eminent economist of the country, has succinctly summarised the growth of microfinance industry in Bangladesh in a working paper. The Grameen Bank - winner of a Nobel prize, is widely known for microcredit expansion for the poor. ... [Published Financial Express Bangladesh - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 2 reports

J&K Grameen Bank opens branch at Kaluchack

Excelsior CorrespondentVagish Chander Sharma inaugurating J&K Grameen Bank branch at Kaluchack.JAMMU, Sept 29: J&K Grameen Bank today opened its 210th branch at Kaluchack.While dedicating Kaluchack branch to the public, Vagish Chander Sharma, Chairman ... [Published Daily Excelsior.com - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 2 reports

Nobel Peace Prize winner to speak in Rome

ROME, Ga. (AP) - An economist who won a Nobel Peace Prize for pioneering credit markets for the poor will speak in Rome. Muhammad Yunus founded the Grameen Bank and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for his role in developing microfinance. The Grameen ... [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 3 reports

ISB alumni group wins Hult prize

(21:38)Hyderabad, Sep 24 (IANS) A team of five alumni from the Indian School of Business (ISB) has won the prestigious Hult Prize and a $1 million funding support from the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).The prize was given away by former US president ... [Published Siasat Daily - Sep 24 2014]

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"We are pleased to be recognized by ImpactAssets 50 for the third year in a row. Grameen Foundation is committed to expanding income-generating opportunities for the poor in rural or hard-to-reach markets through targeted investments in businesses ranging from microfinance in Peru, to mobile payments in Indonesia and honey production in Kenya. In addition, we have always prioritized rigorous impact measurement of impact investing by developing using, and advocating for tools like the Progress out of Poverty Index®, Taroworks(TM) and our MOTIV scoring model. Impact investments are especially critical for underserved communities and we thank ImpactAssets 50 for spotlighting leading organizations working in this area" said Alex Counts, president and CEO of Grameen Foundation
"This was an inspiring innovation which has been copied by many countries around the world," Lanvin says. "Lending small amounts of money to poor people so they can start small businesses has been an amazing story and a true innovation in a poor country."
"Microcredit borrowers in Bangladesh have proved that they are trustworthy, take loans and return loans in time" Muhith said
Yunus pointed out that unemployment is a plague that is eating away at the youth. "With no fault of their own, the system, owing to its inconsistencies, is barring them from utilising their entrepreneurial potential."

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The short dstance from abstraction to reality [Published The Friday Times - 1 hour ago]
Microfinance in a Nutshell [Published Philanthropy Impact - 10 hours ago]
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Grameen Foundation, MicroEn... [Published MicroCapital - Oct 23 2014]
Poverty alleviation thru\\\' micro-credit [Published Financial Express Bangladesh - Oct 22 2014]
GRAMEEN FOUNDATION : Selected for the ImpactAss... [Published 4 Traders - Oct 22 2014]
Who’s Who at the World Food Prize [Published AgWeb.com - Oct 22 2014]
How To Change The World? Start With Dumpster Di... [Published Forbes.com - Oct 20 2014]
Innovative Asia [Published CHINAdaily.com.cn - Oct 20 2014]
Muhith praises Yunus for ending default culture [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - Oct 19 2014]
Yunus’s works praiseworthy: Muhith [Published New Age Bangladesh - Oct 19 2014]
Microfinance reaps benefits for small businesse... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Oct 19 2014]
What makes a Nobel Peace Prize laureate? 11 min... [Published Statesman Journal - Oct 18 2014]
Who Will Save The Children? [Published Outlook India - Oct 18 2014]
Youth representing Barbados at the One Young Wo... [Published Barbados Advocate - Oct 18 2014]
Non-professional MD appointed to Palli Sanchay ... [Published Dhaka Tribune - Oct 16 2014]
The Value of Social Business [Published BCG Perspectives - Oct 14 2014]
Australian university to open Yunus Social Busi... [Published Devex - Oct 14 2014]
How to Get a Loan When the Bank Says No [Published Business Know-How - Oct 14 2014]
Australian university to open social business c... [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - Oct 13 2014]
UNSW signs agreement with Nobel Peace laureate [Published Noodls - Oct 13 2014]
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Grameen Crédit Agricole Mic... [Published MicroCapital - Oct 12 2014]
A tweak to the way financial products are sold [Published Gulf News - Oct 12 2014]
Can Nobel Peace Prizes Bring Peace To South Asia? [Published Forbes.com - Oct 11 2014]
Malala and Indian activist Satyarthi win Peace ... [Published Times of Malta - Oct 11 2014]
Nobel prize will be a turning point for child r... [Published The Hindu - Oct 11 2014]
This year, the Nobel Peace Prize is for noble c... [Published Economic Times - Oct 10 2014]
Nobel prize will be a turning point for child r... [Published DailyMe.Com - Oct 10 2014]
7 Ways You Can Change the World [Published Huffington Post - Oct 10 2014]
Again the Peace Prize not for peace [Published New Age Bangladesh - Oct 10 2014]
NGOs pester flood victims for instalments [Published Dhaka Tribune - Oct 10 2014]
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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Grameen Foundation, MicroEn... [Published MicroCapital - Oct 23 2014]
The Grameen Foundation, a US-based nonprofit organization; MicroEnsure, a UK-based, for-profit microinsurance company founded by US-based NGO Opportunity International; Penda Health, a Kenya-based, for-profit chain of medical centers; and Clifford Chance, ...
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Grameen Crédit Agricole Mic... [Published MicroCapital - Oct 12 2014]
The Grameen Crédit Agricole Microfinance Foundation (GCAMF), a Luxembourg-based foundation providing financial services to microfinance institutions (MFIs) and other social businesses, recently informed to MicroCapital that it disbursed a three-year ...
Yes, Muslims Win Nobel Peace Prizes Too [Published Think Progress - Oct 10 2014]
Malala Yousafzai. CREDIT: AP Last Friday, talk show host Bill Maher and author Sam Harris made headlines for appearing on Maher’s television program and implying that Islam was an inherently violent faith , with Maher insisting that Islam is “the ...
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Grameen Credit Agricole Mic... [Published MicroCapital - Oct 09 2014]
The Grameen Credit Agricole Microfinance Foundation (GCAMF), a Luxembourg-based investor in microfinance institutions (MFIs) and other social businesses, recently notified MicroCapital that it has disbursed a three-year, local-currency loan equivalent ...
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Grameen Crédit Agricole Mic... [Published MicroCapital - Oct 06 2014]
The Grameen Crédit Agricole Microfinance Foundation (GCAMF), a provider of financial services to microfinance institutions (MFIs) and other social businesses, recently informed MicroCapital that it has invested USD 739,000 in Faten, a microfinance institution ...
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