News tagged with economic growth

Microfinance tied to economy, study finds

A nation's economy plays a surprisingly large role in the success or failure of microfinance - the practice of making small loans to farmers or business owners too poor to provide collateral, according to a study led by a ...

dateJun 14, 2010 in Economics & Business
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Not easy being green

(PhysOrg.com) -- It was a battle to save a cherished piece of nature from the forces of economic growth. Preservationists formed groups to present their case, and public figures across the country spoke up ...

dateDec 18, 2009 in Environment
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UN says hunger stunts some 200 million children

(AP) -- Nearly 200 million children in poor countries have stunted growth because they don't get enough to eat, according to a new report published by UNICEF Wednesday before a three-day international summit on the problem ...

dateNov 11, 2009 in Health
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