In India, greed creeps into microlending, critics say

by Rama Lakshmi Washington Post October 31, 2010

The microcredit revolution has been celebrated for helping poor women in developing countries start small businesses. By borrowing money for purchases such as a buffalo or sewing machine, the women were able to help lift their families out of poverty...

Microenterprise for women in India (4 minute video)

by Trickle Up October 9, 2010

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Gaining rights for women workers in Cambodia (video)

by UNIFEM October 9, 2010

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Nobel peace prize given to jailed Chinese dissident

by Andrew Jacobs and Jonathan Ansfield New York Times October 8, 2010

"BEIJING — Liu Xiaobo, an impassioned literary critic, political essayist and democracy advocate repeatedly jailed by the Chinese government for his activism, has won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of “his long and non-violent struggle...

China, Brazil are fueling world economic growth

by Mimi Whitefield Miami Herald October 7, 2010

New economic reports released Wednesday show that Latin America and the East Asian Tigers are lifting the world economic tide, showing more resilience to the global economic crisis than the United States and many European nations.Read more here: ...

US warns China on currency policy

by William Branigin Washington Post October 6, 2010

Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner warned China on Wednesday that its resistance to currency reform risks undermining international economic growth and cooperation, and he called on other countries to join the United States in creating "an effect...