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A Nobel Prize Winner Under Siege – WSJ.com

The Bangladeshi government is moving to exert control over the celebrated Grameen Bank. By GEORGE SHULTZ AND MADELEINE ALBRIGHT With so many banks making headlines, it is easy to overlook news about Bangladesh’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning Grameen Bank. No, this bank does not need a bailout. Quite the contrary, it has been prospering as it continues to …
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MFIs still seeing significant growth

May Kunmakara  Thursday, 02 February 2012 Outstanding loans and deposits in 28 of Cambodia’s microfinance institutions rose between 30 and 40 per cent year-on-year in 2011, official data from the Cambodian Microfinance Association indicated. The CMA’s data showed outstanding loans rose 41.5 per cent from US$916.3 million with 1.3 million borrowers in 2011, compared to …