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Small Wonder

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 03 December 2009

Microloans have brought credit to millions of poor people shunned by the conventional banking system, but now commercial financial institutions are jumping on the microlending bandwagon. Peter Day wonders whether a microloan bubble is about to burst.

  • Contributors to this programme:

    Professor Muhammad Yunus
    Founder, Grameen Bank

    Dean Karlan
    Professor of Economics, Yale University

    Syed Hashemi
    Director, BRAC Development Institue

    Stuart Rutherford
    Founder, SafeSave

    Jacques Grivel
    Founder and Chairman, Finethic

    M M Akash
    Professor of Economics at University of Dhaka

    A M A Muhit
    Finance Minister, Government of Bangladesh

    Fazle Hasan Abed
    Founder and Chairperson, BRAC

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