Microfinance News Link Digest – April 29th, 2010

Given below are articles about the micro finance industry which appeared in business magazines and newspapers in the month of April 2010

The Indian Microfinance Impasse – A small pocket in South India has made the microfinance industry sit up and review its heady growth and practices – A follow up article on the Kolar Fiasco by Forbes India.

Brahmanand Hegde,Former director of Microfinance at Fullerton India - Credite:business.in.com

Interview with Brahmanand Hegde – Former director of Microfinance at Fullerton India and head of ICICI Bank’s Rural Micro Banking and Agri Business Group – Forbes India

Andhra Pradesh government to write to RBI asking for de recognition of MFI’s in State – The Hindu

Microfinance institutions push tribals into debt trap – The Hindu

“Loan waivers have not substantially damaged micro finance repayment regimen” – Interview with Stuart Rutherford, founder of SafeSave, a microfinance institution in Bangladesh

Profit From Poverty ? Rift Over SKS Microfinance IPO -The SKS Microfinance IPO has drawn keen interest from countries like Bangladesh, Mexico and South America – Business World

The Curious Sellout – Will SKS founder’s stake sale affect the response to its IPO ? – Business World

‘Microfinance Must Go Beyond Micro-Credit’ – Interview with Matrix India’s Avnish Bajaj about the BSFL deal – Business World

Profile of Kudumbashree  a microfinance facilitator that raises funds and helps Self Help Groups to deploy them. – Business World

The Way Ahead – Why both domestic and foreign retail banks are aggressively focussing on microfinance in India. – Business World

Mohammed Yunus : US must reform welfare and banking laws – Business Week

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