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Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus received an honorary doctoral degree in economics from London School of Economics on Thursday. In a formal ceremony at the Old Theatre of the LSE attended by over 500 faculty and students, the Director of the LSE, Dr Judith Rees ...

Ladies and gentlemen, The Social Business Initiative is a first step, but an important one. The Commission's guiding objective is to create the right environment for social businesses in all their diversity of legal forms and status across our Member States. To foster...

By Thomas Kostigen SANTA MONICA, Calif. (MarketWatch) - "If we change the banks' mind, the whole world will change," wrote Muhammad Yunus at the opening of Grameen America's New York City branch last year. His timing couldn't be better. Yunus's Grameen America bank is...

BANGI, 15 July 2011 - Nobel Laureate, Prof Muhammad Yunus has described UKM's decision to name him its Laureate-in-Residence as very special as it was the first time he had received such a designation. Speaking at his inaugural lecture in the UKM campus here today he s...

February 4, 2006 By Professor Muhammad Yunus Happy Birthday to the Daily Star! This is a great occasion to celebrate. Pages of the Daily Star have documented fifteen years of history Bangladesh history. For Bangladeshis this is a period to be proud of. Fifteen years ...

By Professor Muhammad Yunus Introduction to Social Business The Birth of Microcredit The concept of social business has its origin in microcredit, which grew out of my concern about the problems poor people faced in my country of Bangladesh. Back in 1976, I failed...

BY Munir Quddus In recent days, much has been written on the benefits (or lack thereof) of microfinance (micro-credit). Some writers are economists and others simply interested in the subject who have based their opinions on research conducted by economists on microfin...

By Ikhtiar Kazi First published in http://opinion.bdnews24.com Like many other concerned citizens of the world, I was stunned by the news that Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus has been sacked by the government of Bangladesh, from his position of managing director (Head) ...

By Munir Quddus The unseemly manner in which the current government of Bangladesh has sought to remove Professor Yunus from his position as head of the Grameen Bank is a sad spectacle. It seems the government, for reasons one can only guess, is determined to destroy wo...

By M Shahidul Islam Following the removal of its founder Muhammad Yunus from the Grameen Bank, growing concerns about the future of the bank are prompting some depositors to withdraw their savings. Indeed many analysts and industry experts cautioned that a sudden exit ...

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