A poster image of Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus
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Grameen Bank: Muhammad Yunus voices concerns over future

6 August 2012 Last updated at 04:52 BST

In Bangladesh, economists have expressed concerns over the stability of Grameen Bank, the pioneering micro-lending institution, after the government took steps to give more powers to the bank's government-appointed chairman.

The bank was founded by Nobel Laureate and micro-finance guru, Muhammad Yunus, almost 30 years ago.

He says the latest government moves amount to "a takeover attempt".

The BBC's Anbarasan Ethirajan has more from Dhaka.