Week of October 13, 2014

1. SMEs: SMEs in the developing world are sometimes too big to access a microloan but too small to attract major investors or capital.  Could crowdfunding offer a solution?  InfoDev

2. Microfinance:  From Bangladesh to the Hawkeye state - the American Midwest may be microfinance's newest frontier. The Guardian

3. U.S. Economy:  Five facts on income inequality in the US. Pew Research

4. Payments: Is Ripple the next Bitcoin or just more crypto-currency hype? Entrepreneur

5. Economics:  Game theory meets the politics of the potluck. McSweeney's

Source: BBC

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