News & Articles of Nobel Peace Prize 2006

Dr. Muhammad Yunus in Bangladeshi Media

Yunus makes nation proud
Shares Nobel Peace Prize with his Grameen Bank
The Daily Star
Sat October 14, 2006

Nobel Prize was long overdue for Yunus
Economists, business leaders say
The Daily Star
Sat October 14, 2006

Prof. Muhammad Yunus Wins Nobel Prize for Micro-credit
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Saturday, October 14th, 2006 at 5:40 am

Nobel hero seeks new Bangladesh amid cheers
Rafiq Hasan, The Daily Star
Tue. October 17, 2006

The Nobel Prize and a happy nation
The Daily Star
Mon October 23, 2006

In Honor of Professor Muhammad Yunus
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Wednesday October 18 2006 15:44:58 PM BDT 

Dr. Muhammad Yunus in European Media 

Banker to the world's poor wins Nobel peace prize
· Bangladeshi microcredit pioneer has lent $5.7bn
· Women 'empowered' by access to small loans
Randeep Ramesh, South Asia correspondent
Saturday October 14, 2006
The Guardian

Nobel award gives impetus to poverty battle -Yunus
Turkish Weekly
Saturday , 14 October 2006

Profile: 'World banker to the poor' by BBC, UK 

Muhammad Yunus is often referred to as "the world's banker to the poor". His life's work has been to prove that the poor are credit-worthy.

Dr. Muhammad Yunus in North American Media 

Micro-Credit Pioneer Wins Peace Prize
Economist, Bank Brought New Opportunity to Poor 
By: Molly Moore                                               
Washington Post Foreign Service
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Page A01

PARIS, Oct. 13 -- Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank he created won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for leveraging small loans into major social change for impoverished families.

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Microcredit pioneer gets Nobel Peace Prize
By : Amelia Gentleman, Anand Giridharadas and Keith Bradsher International Herald Tribune,
The New York Times  
Published: October 13, 2006

NEW DELHI The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh and its founder, Muhammad Yunus, for pioneering work in pulling millions of women out of poverty through small loans.

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Los Angeles Times

Peace Prize Winner Sees Every Cent as a Seed
October 14, 2006
By Paul Watson and Nurul Alam / Special to The Times
CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh — Muhammad Yunus, Bangladesh's "Banker to the Poor" who provided loans to help millions of people fight poverty by starting businesses, has won the Nobel Peace Prize. Yunus, who shared in the $1.4-million prize Friday with the...

Microcredit Idea Inspires Programs Worldwide
October 14, 2006
By Evelyn Iritani / Times Staff Writer
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus was trained in economics but is something of an engineer in his day-to-day work, building bridges between the developed and developing worlds. When a group of technology executives was invited to meet the...


Nobel Comes Just in Time for Troubled Bangladesh
... named for Muhammad Yunus, the microcredit pioneer of ... Prize. Mr. Yunus has inspired jubilation amid the ... .” Mr. Yunus, for his part, ... October 20, 2006 - By SOMINI SENGUPTA (NYT) - World - News

Shopping for a Nobel 

... founder, Muhammad Yunus. They deserve it. ... poor, and Yunus has done more than Jimmy ...View free preview By JOHN TIERNEY (NYT) - Opinion - Op-Ed
October 17, 2006

Peace Prize to Pioneer of Loans For Those Too Poor to Borrow 

... economist, Muhammad Yunus, and the bank he ... Committee praised Mr. Yunus, 66, and the ... prize. Mr. Yunus has long been an influential ...View free preview -By CELIA W. DUGGER (NYT) - World - News - 1320 words
October 14, 2006


$27 that impressed the world
October 21, 2006
Mention the Nobel Peace Prize and the names that come to mind are iconic--Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev and the like. They tend to be big players, powerful people who ran countries or global institutions. People for whom the prize is a ratification of...

Peace prize
October 20, 2006
Nhan Quan
I'm absolutely elated by the news that the Nobel committee has awarded Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank, the lending agency he founded, the Nobel Peace Prize for pioneering the concept of microcredit ("Richly deserved prize for banker to the poor; Muhammad...

Changing the world
October 20, 2006
Susan Swann
What a pleasure to read Saturday's Tribune front-page article regarding the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Muhammad Yunus of Bangladesh. An excellent choice, Yunus' microcredit program goes a long way toward addressing human potential, providing a...

Excerpts from recent editorials in Illinois
October 17, 2006
Associated Press
Story of this year's literature Nobel has happy ending There's no denying the worthiness of this year's Nobel Peace Prize recipient. Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus' pioneering "microcredit" program has helped poor people around the globe. But anyone...

Richly deserved prize for banker to the poor
October 14, 2006
By Tom Hundley, Tribune foreign correspondent. Tribune news services contributed to this report
It would have been more charitable--and certainly a lot easier--just to give the poor woman the money. But instead, Muhammad Yunus lent her $27. "Charity is not the answer to poverty," Yunus wrote earlier this year. "It only helps poverty to continue. It...

Economist, Bank Win Nobel Peace Prize
October 13, 2006
By FARID HOSSAIN / Associated Press Writer
The simple yet revolutionary idea of loaning tiny sums to poor people looking to escape poverty by starting businesses won Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank he founded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Yunus' notion -- today, known...

Bangladeshi economist and his bank for poor win Nobel Peace Prize for
October 13, 2006
By DOUG MELLGREN / Associated Press Writer
Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus and his Grameen Bank won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for pioneering the use of microcredit, the extension of small loans to benefit poor entrepreneurs. The Nobel Committee said Yunus and the bank he founded had...


Q & A Muhammad Yunus

Posted Monday, Oct. 16, 2006

Economist in Bangladesh Wins Nobel Peace Prize 

Nobel winner's idea is money in the bank
October 18, 2006
Re "Peace Prize Winner Sees Every Cent as a Seed," Oct. 14 Over the past few months, The Times has published a number of articles about microcredit and its benefits to the poor. I particularly enjoyed the article about Muhammad Yunus, who pioneered the...

Dr. Muhammad Yunus in Asia Pacific Media 

Yunus 'banker of the poor' and Grameen Bank bags the Nobel Peace Prize for 2006
Fri, 2006-10-13 20:03 Oslo, 13 October

Bangladeshi economist Yunus, Grameen Bank win Nobel Peace Prize
Saturday, October 14, 2006 at 07:25 EDT
Japan Today

Bank for the Poor
THE KOREA TIMES : Micro Credit Helps Ease Plight of Extremely Needy People The Nobel Peace Prize shines more brightly when given to social workers rather than politicians and diplomats. A typical case is this year’s recipients _ a Bangladeshi...
Date : 2006/10/16 19:25

Bangladeshi Banker Wins Seoul Peace Prize
By Christopher Carpenter Staff Reporter Muhammad Yunus Muhammad Yunus of Bangladesh, dubbed the ``Banker to the Poor,’’ was named the winner of the 2006 Seoul Peace Prize on Wednesday for his...
Date : 2006/09/06 19:20

Bangkok Post
Bangladeshi wins Nobel Peace Prize

Dr. Muhammad Yunus in African Media

By Mona Salem
First Published: October 19, 2006
The Daily Star Egypt

Zidane to visit Bangladesh at Nobel laureate's invitation

First Published: October 15, 2006
The Daily Star Egypt tellyseries