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Nobel Laureate Yunus Opens Ujjivan Bank’s First 5 Branches in Bangalore

Shifting its business focus from microfinance to core banking, Bangalore-based Ujjivan Financial Services opened on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, five branches in Bangalore with Bangladeshi Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus as the chief guest. One significant feature that Ujjivan Bank will offer is to let its customers unlimited access to ATM transactions on its network and six free transactions on other ...

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Demonetisation Temporary Solution to End Black Money: Prof. Yunus

As experts are cautiously making their views known about the demonetisation move of India, microfinance founder and Nobel laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus said on Saturday that it was a temporary solution and not long lasting as expected. Unless sustainable process is put in place, the system will remain locked in for black money as ever, he told ET. “Demonetisation does ...

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Muhammad Yunus to Address Toronto Microfinance Summit 2016

Pioneer of microfinance and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus will address the Toronto International Microfinance Conference to be held on September 29, 2016 in Toronto, Canada, with a focus on Social Business. To be held at venue Royal Canadian Military Institute, 426 University Avenue, Toronto, Canada, the event costs CAD 25 (US$19) or CAD 10 (US$8) to stream the event online. ...

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Bangalore-based Grameen Koota Gets Top Microfinance India Award 2015

Bangalore-based Grameen Koota has been awarded the Microfinance Organization of the Year (Large) 2015, at the 7th edition of the Microfinance India Awards ceremony held as part of the Inclusive Finance India Summit on Tuesday in New Delhi. The Awards honour the MFIs which have contributed positively to the growth of the industry and maintained transparency and customer-centric approach. Most ...

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Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus Opens NH Hospital for Poor, Calls for 3 Zeroes

Nobel laureate and microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus, who was in Mysuru (Mysore) to open a 200-bed multi-specialty hospital for the working class, has stressed the need for social entepreneurship, which is his new call. Achieving three zeroes — zero poverty, zero unemployment and zero net carbon emission — will eliminate major distress on the world economy, said Dr Muhammad Yunus, ...

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Norwegian Govt clears Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunus from charges

Norwegian government has cleared Nobel Laureaute Muhammad Yunus from the charge of unauthorised fund-transfers in mid-90s. Minister for Environment and International Development Erik Solheim said in a posting on the foreign ministry website that the Grameen Bank had neither embezzled the funds of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) nor used the money for unintended purposes. Solheim’s remarks came ...

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