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ROMANIA-SWISSFRANC/
RTR4MT7L
January 25, 2015
Homeowners who took out mortgages in Swiss francs and are facing crippling exchange rate losses after...
Bucharest, Romania
Homeowners who took out mortgages in Swiss francs hold banners during a demonstration in Bucharest
Homeowners who took out mortgages in Swiss francs and are facing crippling exchange rate losses after the franc surged hold banners reading "Bank = moneylender sustained by the state" (L) and "I want to pay my rate, with what I feed my child?" (R) during a demonstration in Bucharest January 25, 2015. Romania is looking at ways to help around 75,000 borrowers who took mortgages in Swiss francs and are facing crippling exchange rate losses after the franc surged, though its financial stability was not at risk, officials said. Home-buyers across central and eastern Europe took out Swiss franc-denominated mortgage loans at attractively low interest rates in the 2000s, despite warnings from economists. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti (ROMANIA - Tags: BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST)
PHILIPPINES-BANKING/MOBILEPHONE
RTR4GD39
December 02, 2014
A new BanKo customer completes his application for a mobile-based bank account inside a pawnshop, which...
Manila, Philippines
A new BanKo customer completes his application for a mobile-based bank account inside a pawnshop, which...
A new BanKo customer completes his application for a mobile-based bank account inside a pawnshop, which acts as an agent for the bank, in Manila December 2, 2014. Growth by BanKO, a unit of commercial lender Bank of the Philippines and the country's only mobile-based lender, is boosting "financial inclusion", where more people become customers of banks instead of informal moneylenders who charge far higher interest. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS TELECOMS)
PHILIPPINES-BANKING/MOBILEPHONE
RTR4GD37
December 02, 2014
A new BanKo client completes his application for a mobile-based bank account inside a pawnshop, which...
Manila, Philippines
A new BanKo client completes his application for a mobile-based bank account inside a pawnshop, which...
A new BanKo client completes his application for a mobile-based bank account inside a pawnshop, which acts as an agent for the bank, in Manila December 2, 2014. Growth by BanKO, a unit of commercial lender Bank of the Philippines and the country's only mobile-based lender, is boosting "financial inclusion", where more people become customers of banks instead of informal moneylenders who charge far higher interest. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS)
PHILIPPINES-BANKING/MOBILEPHONE
RTR4GD34
December 02, 2014
A BanKo customer shows the money he withdrew from a nearby pawnshop, which acts as an agent for the bank,...
Manila, Philippines
A BanKo customer shows the money he withdrew from a nearby pawnshop, which acts as an agent for the bank,...
A BanKo customer shows the money he withdrew from a nearby pawnshop, which acts as an agent for the bank, through his mobile bank account in Manila December 2, 2014. Growth by BanKO, a unit of commercial lender Bank of the Philippines and the country's only mobile-based lender, is boosting "financial inclusion", where more people become customers of banks instead of informal moneylenders who charge far higher interest. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS TELECOMS)
PHILIPPINES-BANKING/MOBILEPHONE
RTR4GD32
December 02, 2014
A new BanKo client completes his application for a mobile-based bank account inside a pawnshop, which...
Manila, Philippines
A new BanKo client completes his application for a mobile-based bank account inside a pawnshop in Manila...
A new BanKo client completes his application for a mobile-based bank account inside a pawnshop, which acts as an agent for the bank, in Manila December 2, 2014. Growth by BanKO, a unit of commercial lender Bank of the Philippines and the country's only mobile-based lender, is boosting "financial inclusion", where more people become customers of banks instead of informal moneylenders who charge far higher interest. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES - Tags: BUSINESS TELECOMS)
JAPAN/MONEYLENDERS
RTR3VYO8
June 26, 2014
A woman is seen inside a booth of automated cash dispensers set up by a consumer lender in Soka, north...
SOKA, Japan
A woman is seen inside a booth of automated cash dispensers set up by a consumer lender in Soka
A woman is seen inside a booth of automated cash dispensers set up by a consumer lender in Soka, north of Tokyo June 15, 2014. Four years after Japan tightened
rules on the consumer finance industry - and effectively wiped
out thousands of non-bank moneylenders - some lawmakers in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party want to shift back to deregulation, arguing this would help small businesses access the cash they need and fuel economic growth. To match story JAPAN/MONEYLENDERS Picture taken June 15, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
JAPAN/MONEYLENDERS
RTR3VYNT
June 26, 2014
A woman is seen next to booths of automated cash dispensers set up by consumer lenders in Saitama, north...
Saitama, Japan
A woman is seen next to booths of automated cash dispensers set up by consumer lenders in Saitama
A woman is seen next to booths of automated cash dispensers set up by consumer lenders in Saitama, north of Tokyo June 4, 2014. Four years after Japan tightened
rules on the consumer finance industry - and effectively wiped
out thousands of non-bank moneylenders - some lawmakers in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party want to shift back to deregulation, arguing this would help small businesses access the cash they need and fuel economic growth. To match story JAPAN/MONEYLENDERS Picture taken June 4, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
JAPAN/MONEYLENDERS
RTR3VYNS
June 26, 2014
Advertising regarding interest are displayed outside a booth of automated cash dispensers set up by a...
SOKA, Japan
Advertising regarding interest are displayed outside a booth of automated cash dispensers set up by a...
Advertising regarding interest are displayed outside a booth of automated cash dispensers set up by a consumer lender in Soka, north of Tokyo June 4, 2014. Four years after Japan tightened
rules on the consumer finance industry - and effectively wiped
out thousands of non-bank moneylenders - some lawmakers in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party want to shift back to deregulation, arguing this would help small businesses access the cash they need and fuel economic growth. To match story JAPAN/MONEYLENDERS Picture taken June 4, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
JAPAN/MONEYLENDERS
RTR3VYNN
June 26, 2014
A man is seen inside booths of automated cash dispensers set up by consumer lenders Promise (L), part...
Saitama, Japan
A man is seen inside booths of automated cash dispensers set up by consumer lenders Promise and Acom...
A man is seen inside booths of automated cash dispensers set up by consumer lenders Promise (L), part of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group's (SMFG) SMBC Consumer Finance unit, and Acom Co. in Saitama, north of Tokyo June 4, 2014. Four years after Japan tightened
rules on the consumer finance industry - and effectively wiped
out thousands of non-bank moneylenders - some lawmakers in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party want to shift back to deregulation, arguing this would help small businesses access the cash they need and fuel economic growth. To match story JAPAN/MONEYLENDERS Picture taken June 4, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
VENEZUELA-HOMELESS/
RTR3N29C
April 29, 2014
Marisol Gil poses for a picture at the Mother Teresa of Calcutta eating center in Caracas March 19, 2014....
Caracas, Venezuela
Marisol Gil poses for a picture at the Mother Teresa of Calcutta eating center in Caracas
Marisol Gil poses for a picture at the Mother Teresa of Calcutta eating center in Caracas March 19, 2014. Marisol lives with her sister and used to work as a moneylender and merchant. She has been having meals at the eating center for over two years because she is unemployed. The Mother Teresa of Calcutta eating center, located in a back-street of Caracas, is frequented by people who are unemployed and homeless, as well as those who work but are unable to make ends meet. Shortages of basic products have become the norm in Venezuela over the last year and workers at soup kitchens for the homeless and hungry face an ever-more difficult task in finding the staple foods they need to provide a free hot daily meal. Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro's government say the queues are a national embarrassment and symbol of failed socialist economics similar to the old Soviet Union. But officials say businessmen are deliberately hoarding products as part of an "economic war" against him. Picture taken March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS FOOD SOCIETY POVERTY)

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SPAIN/
RTR3I10P
March 21, 2014
Shareholders protest during the annual shareholder meeting of Spain's largest nationalised bank Bankia...
Valencia, Spain
Shareholders protest during the annual shareholder meeting of Spain's largest nationalised bank Bankia...
Shareholders protest during the annual shareholder meeting of Spain's largest nationalised bank Bankia in Valencia, March 21, 2014. The letters on the shirts read "Politician plus banker equal to thief and moneylender" and the the placards read "Against the fraud of preferred shares". REUTERS/Heino Kalis (SPAIN - Tags: BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST)
ROMANIA/
RTR3ECRE
February 27, 2013
Veterinarians discover a tumor on a sedated bear on a private property in Bucharest February 27, 2013....
Bucharest, Romania
Veterinarians discover a tumor on a sedated bear on a private property in Bucharest
Veterinarians discover a tumor on a sedated bear on a private property in Bucharest February 27, 2013. The animal rights foundation "Vier Pfoten" transferred two bears and four lions belonging to an arrested moneylender to a state-owned zoo, Romanian state authorities said. Romanian law prohibits the possession of wild animals by individuals. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
ROMANIA/
RTR3ECQF
February 27, 2013
Two lions are seen in their enclosure on a private property in Bucharest February 27, 2013. The animal...
Bucharest, Romania
Two lions are seen in their enclosure on a private property in Bucharest
Two lions are seen in their enclosure on a private property in Bucharest February 27, 2013. The animal rights foundation "Vier Pfoten" transferred two bears and four lions belonging to an arrested moneylender to a state-owned zoo, Romanian state authorities said. Romanian law prohibits the possession of wild animals by individuals. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
ROMANIA/
RTR3ECQC
February 27, 2013
A sedated lion is seen on a private property in Bucharest February 27, 2013. The animal rights foundation...
Bucharest, Romania
A sedated lion is seen on a private property in Bucharest
A sedated lion is seen on a private property in Bucharest February 27, 2013. The animal rights foundation "Vier Pfoten" transferred two bears and four lions belonging to an arrested moneylender to a state-owned zoo, Romanian state authorities said. Romanian law prohibits the possession of wild animals by individuals. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
ROMANIA/
RTR3ECQ8
February 27, 2013
A sedated lion is checked by a veterinarian on a private property in Bucharest February 27, 2013. The...
Bucharest, Romania
A sedated lion is checked by a veterinarian on a private property in Bucharest
A sedated lion is checked by a veterinarian on a private property in Bucharest February 27, 2013. The animal rights foundation "Vier Pfoten" transferred two bears and four lions belonging to an arrested moneylender to a state-owned zoo, Romanian state authorities said. Romanian law prohibits the possession of wild animals by individuals. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
ROMANIA/
RTR3ECQ5
February 27, 2013
A sedated lion is carried on a private property in Bucharest February 27, 2013. The animal rights foundation...
Bucharest, Romania
A sedated lion is carried on a private property in Bucharest
A sedated lion is carried on a private property in Bucharest February 27, 2013. The animal rights foundation "Vier Pfoten" transferred two bears and four lions belonging to an arrested moneylender to a state-owned zoo, Romanian state authorities said. Romanian law prohibits the possession of wild animals by individuals. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
ROMANIA/
RTR3ECQ2
February 27, 2013
A sedated lion is carried on a private property in Bucharest February 27, 2013. The animal rights foundation...
Bucharest, Romania
A sedated lion is carried on a private property in Bucharest
A sedated lion is carried on a private property in Bucharest February 27, 2013. The animal rights foundation "Vier Pfoten" transferred two bears and four lions belonging to an arrested moneylender to a state-owned zoo, Romanian state authorities said. Romanian law prohibits the possession of wild animals by individuals. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
ROMANIA/
RTR3ECPX
February 27, 2013
The eye of a sedated lion is seen in a transport cage on a private property in Bucharest February 27,...
Bucharest, Romania
The eye of a sedated lion is seen in a transport cage on a private property in Bucharest
The eye of a sedated lion is seen in a transport cage on a private property in Bucharest February 27, 2013. The animal rights foundation "Vier Pfoten" transferred two bears and four lions belonging to an arrested moneylender to a state-owned zoo, Romanian state authorities said. Romanian law prohibits the possession of wild animals by individuals. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
ROMANIA/
RTR3ECPS
February 27, 2013
A sedated bear is checked by veterinarians on a private property in Bucharest February 27, 2013. The...
Bucharest, Romania
A sedated bear is checked by veterinarians on a private property in Bucharest
A sedated bear is checked by veterinarians on a private property in Bucharest February 27, 2013. The animal rights foundation "Vier Pfoten" transferred two bears and four lions belonging to an arrested moneylender to a state-owned zoo, Romanian state authorities said. Romanian law prohibits the possession of wild animals by individuals. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
ROMANIA/
RTR3ECPN
February 27, 2013
Two sedated lions are seen in transport cages on a private property in Bucharest February 27, 2013. The...
Bucharest, Romania
Two sedated lions are seen in transport cages on a private property in Bucharest
Two sedated lions are seen in transport cages on a private property in Bucharest February 27, 2013. The animal rights foundation "Vier Pfoten" transferred two bears and four lions belonging to an arrested moneylender to a state-owned zoo, Romanian state authorities said. Romanian law prohibits the possession of wild animals by individuals. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
ROMANIA/
RTR3ECPH
February 27, 2013
A sedated bear is seen in a transport cage on a private property in Bucharest February 27, 2013. The...
Bucharest, Romania
A sedated bear is seen in a transport cage on a private property in Bucharest
A sedated bear is seen in a transport cage on a private property in Bucharest February 27, 2013. The animal rights foundation "Vier Pfoten" transferred two bears and four lions belonging to an arrested moneylender to a state-owned zoo, Romanian state authorities said. Romanian law prohibits the possession of wild animals by individuals. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
ROMANIA/
RTR3ECP6
February 27, 2013
Two bears are seen in their enclosure on a private property in Bucharest February 27, 2013. The animal...
Bucharest, Romania
Two bears are seen in their enclosure on a private property in Bucharest
Two bears are seen in their enclosure on a private property in Bucharest February 27, 2013. The animal rights foundation "Vier Pfoten" transferred two bears and four lions belonging to an arrested moneylender to a state-owned zoo, Romanian state authorities said. Romanian law prohibits the possession of wild animals by individuals. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
ROMANIA/
RTR3ECP5
February 27, 2013
A sedated bear is checked by veterinarians on a private property in Bucharest February 27, 2013. The...
Bucharest, Romania
A sedated bear is checked by veterinarians on a private property in Bucharest
A sedated bear is checked by veterinarians on a private property in Bucharest February 27, 2013. The animal rights foundation "Vier Pfoten" transferred two bears and four lions belonging to an arrested moneylender to a state-owned zoo, Romanian state authorities said. Romanian law prohibits the possession of wild animals by individuals. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
FRANCE/
RTR2UEMR
November 24, 2011
A document shows a pledge valuation for jewels done by an expert at the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker...
Nice, France
A document shows a pledge valuation for jewels done by an expert at the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker...
A document shows a pledge valuation for jewels done by an expert at the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker in Nice November 24, 2011. Set up in the 17th century in response to usurious moneylenders, the non-profit Credit Municipal helps more and more people in need of extra cash. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)
FRANCE/
RTR2UEM6
November 24, 2011
A man walks past the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker in Nice November 24, 2011. Set up in the 17th...
Nice, France
A man walks past the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker in Nice
A man walks past the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker in Nice November 24, 2011. Set up in the 17th century in response to usurious moneylenders, the non-profit Credit Municipal helps more and more people in need of extra cash. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)
FRANCE/
RTR2UEM2
November 24, 2011
A man looks at jewels displayed for auction after being pawned by their owners at the Credit Municipal...
Nice, France
A man looks at secure loan jewels displayed for auction at the Credit Municipal in Nice
A man looks at jewels displayed for auction after being pawned by their owners at the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker in Nice November 24, 2011. Set up in the 17th century in response to usurious moneylenders, the non-profit Credit Municipal helps more and more people in need of extra cash. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)
FRANCE/
RTR2UELZ
November 24, 2011
A placard announces an auction of jewels pawned by their owners at the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker...
Nice, France
A placard announces an auction of jewels pawned by their owners at the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker...
A placard announces an auction of jewels pawned by their owners at the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker in Nice November 24, 2011. Set up in the 17th century in response to usurious moneylenders, the non-profit Credit Municipal helps more and more people in need of extra cash. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)
FRANCE/
RTR2UELQ
November 24, 2011
A man looks at jewels displayed for auction after being pawned by their owners at the Credit Municipal...
Nice, France
A man looks at secure loan jewels displayed for auction at the Credit Municipal in Nice
A man looks at jewels displayed for auction after being pawned by their owners at the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker in Nice November 24, 2011. Set up in the 17th century in response to usurious moneylenders, the non-profit Credit Municipal helps more and more people in need of extra cash. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)
FRANCE/
RTR2UELO
November 24, 2011
A man waits for a pledge valuation at the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker in Nice November 24, 2011....
Nice, France
A man waits for a pledge valuation at the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker in Nice
A man waits for a pledge valuation at the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker in Nice November 24, 2011. Set up in the 17th century in response to usurious moneylenders, the non-profit Credit Municipal helps more and more people in need of extra cash. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)
FRANCE/
RTR2UELN
November 24, 2011
A man looks at jewels displayed for auction after being pawned by their owners at the Credit Municipal...
Nice, France
A man looks at secure loan jewels displayed for auction at the Credit Municipal in Nice
A man looks at jewels displayed for auction after being pawned by their owners at the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker in Nice November 24, 2011. Set up in the 17th century in response to usurious moneylenders, the non-profit Credit Municipal helps more and more people in need of extra cash. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)
FRANCE/
RTR2UELG
November 24, 2011
A man waits for a pledge valuation at the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker in Nice November 24, 2011....
Nice, France
A man waits for a pledge valuation at the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker in Nice
A man waits for a pledge valuation at the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker in Nice November 24, 2011. Set up in the 17th century in response to usurious moneylenders, the non-profit Credit Municipal helps more and more people in need of extra cash. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)
FRANCE/
RTR2UEL6
November 24, 2011
A woman gets money after a pledge valuation for her jewels at the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker...
Nice, France
A woman gets money after a pledge valuation for her jewels at the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker...
A woman gets money after a pledge valuation for her jewels at the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker in Nice November 24, 2011. Set up in the 17th century in response to usurious moneylenders, the non-profit Credit Municipal helps more and more people in need of extra cash. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)
FRANCE/
RTR2UEL2
November 24, 2011
A woman gives her jewels to an expert for a pledge valuation at the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker...
Nice, France
A woman gives her jewels for a pledge valuation at the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker in Nice
A woman gives her jewels to an expert for a pledge valuation at the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker in Nice November 24, 2011. Set up in the 17th century in response to usurious moneylenders, the non-profit Credit Municipal helps more and more people in need of extra cash. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)
FRANCE/
RTR2UEKZ
November 24, 2011
An expert weighs jewellery during a pledge valuation at the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker in Nice...
Nice, France
An expert weighs jewellery during a pledge valuation at the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker in Nice...
An expert weighs jewellery during a pledge valuation at the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker in Nice November 24, 2011. Set up in the 17th century in response to usurious moneylenders, the non-profit Credit Municipal helps more and more people in need of extra cash. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)
FRANCE/
RTR2UEKT
November 24, 2011
An expert looks at a ring during a pledge valuation at the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker in Nice...
Nice, France
An expert looks at a ring during a pledge valuation at the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker in Nice...
An expert looks at a ring during a pledge valuation at the Credit Municipal public pawnbroker in Nice November 24, 2011. Set up in the 17th century in response to usurious moneylenders, the non-profit Credit Municipal helps more and more people in need of extra cash. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)
FRANCE/
RTR2UEKQ
November 24, 2011
An expert looks at a ring during a pledge valuation at the Credit Municipal public prawnbroker in Nice...
Nice, France
An expert looks at a ring during a pledge valuation at the Credit Municipal public prawnbroker in Nice...
An expert looks at a ring during a pledge valuation at the Credit Municipal public prawnbroker in Nice November 24, 2011. Set up in the 17th century in response to usurious moneylenders, the non-profit Credit Municipal helps more and more people in need of extra cash. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)
INDIA-LAND/
RTR2ICQQ
September 15, 2010
Farmers rest inside a "choro", a meeting place for villagers, after they signed agreement papers for...
Sanand, India
Farmers rest inside a "choro" or a meeting place for villagers after they signed agreement papers for...
Farmers rest inside a "choro", a meeting place for villagers, after they signed agreement papers for handing over their land to the GIDC (Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation) for the development of an industrial zone at Sanand town, west of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad, September 10, 2010. As India industrialises rapidly, resistance from farmers sand rows over acquisition of farmland for industry have become a sensitive issue in a country where two-thirds of the 1.2 billion population is dependent on agriculture.
At Sanand, the government had initially faced protests, but much of it has calmed down after it hiked compensation by third to nearly 4.86 million rupees ($105,000) per acre. While this might be a fortune for many where annual per-capita income is $3,100, the figure hides the fact there are many people dependent on the same plot of land and farmers have mortgaged land and racked up debt with usurious moneylenders. Picture taken September 10, 2010. To match INDIA-LAND/. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS AGRICULTURE POLITICS)
INDIA-LAND/
RTR2ICQE
September 15, 2010
A farmer signs agreement papers to hand over his land to the GIDC (Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation)...
Sanand, India
A farmer signs agreement papers to hand over his land to the GIDC (Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation)...
A farmer signs agreement papers to hand over his land to the GIDC (Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation) for the development of an industrial zone at Sanand town, west of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad, September 9, 2010. As India industrialises rapidly, resistance from farmers sand rows over acquisition of farmland for industry have become a sensitive issue in a country where two-thirds of the 1.2 billion population is dependent on agriculture.
At Sanand, the government had initially faced protests, but much of it has calmed down after it hiked compensation by third to nearly 4.86 million rupees ($105,000) per acre. While this might be a fortune for many where annual per-capita income is $3,100, the figure hides the fact there are many people dependent on the same plot of land and farmers have mortgaged land and racked up debt with usurious moneylenders. Picture taken September 9, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS AGRICULTURE)
INDIA-LAND/
RTR2ICPM
September 15, 2010
Farmers wait to sign agreement papers to hand over their land to the GIDC (Gujarat Industrial Development...
Sanand, India
Farmers wait to sign agreement papers to hand over their land to the GIDC for the development of an industrial...
Farmers wait to sign agreement papers to hand over their land to the GIDC (Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation) for the development of an industrial zone at Sanand town, west of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad, September 9, 2010. As India industrialises rapidly, resistance from farmers sand rows over acquisition of farmland for industry have become a sensitive issue in a country where two-thirds of the 1.2 billion population is dependent on agriculture.
At Sanand, the government had initially faced protests, but much of it has calmed down after it hiked compensation by third to nearly 4.86 million rupees ($105,000) per acre. While this might be a fortune for many where annual per-capita income is $3,100, the figure hides the fact there are many people dependent on the same plot of land and farmers have mortgaged land and racked up debt with usurious moneylenders. Picture taken September 9, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS POLITICS SOCIETY)
INDIA-LAND/
RTR2ICP9
September 15, 2010
Farmers chat as they wait to sign agreement papers to hand over their land to GIDC (Gujarat Industrial...
Sanand, India
Farmers chat as they wait to sign agreement papers to hand over their land to GIDC for the development...
Farmers chat as they wait to sign agreement papers to hand over their land to GIDC (Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation) for the development of an industrial zone at Sanand town, west of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad, September 9, 2010. As India industrialises rapidly, resistance from farmers sand rows over acquisition of farmland for industry have become a sensitive issue in a country where two-thirds of the 1.2 billion population is dependent on agriculture.
At Sanand, the government had initially faced protests, but much of it has calmed down after it hiked compensation by third to nearly 4.86 million rupees ($105,000) per acre. While this might be a fortune for many where annual per-capita income is $3,100, the figure hides the fact there are many people dependent on the same plot of land and farmers have mortgaged land and racked up debt with usurious moneylenders. Picture taken September 9, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS POLITICS SOCIETY)
FRANCE-PAWNBROKER/
RTXEBES
April 24, 2009
Outside view of the Credit Municipal building known as "Mont-de-Piete" (the public pawnbroker) in Paris...
Paris, France
To match feature FRANCE-PAWNBROKER/
Outside view of the Credit Municipal building known as "Mont-de-Piete" (the public pawnbroker) in Paris April 22, 2009. From Napoleon III's mistress to cash-strapped modern-day bankers, Parisians have for centuries stored their jewels and secrets in a discreet building not far from the Seine: the public pawnbroker. Set up in the 17th century in response to usurious moneylenders, the non-profit Credit Municipal has a new task -- helping Parisians weather the economic crisis with traditional loans and cutting-edge financial services Picture taken April 22, 2009. To match feature FRANCE-PAWNBROKER/ REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer (FRANCE BUSINESS SOCIETY)
FRANCE-PAWNBROKER/
RTXEBEP
April 24, 2009
View of the entrance of the Credit Municipal's bank in Paris April 22, 2009. Set up in the 17th century...
Paris, France
View of the entrance of the Credit Municipal's bank in Paris
View of the entrance of the Credit Municipal's bank in Paris April 22, 2009. Set up in the 17th century as to fight usurious moneylenders, the non-profit Credit Municipal now has a new task, helping Parisians weather the economic crisis with traditional loans and cutting-edge financial services. Picture taken April 22, 2009. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer (FRANCE BUSINESS SOCIETY)
FRANCE-PAWNBROKER/
RTXEBEO
April 24, 2009
An employee looks at jewellery at the Credit Municipal, known as the "Mont-de-Piete" (the public pawnbroker),...
Paris, France
To match feature FRANCE-PAWNBROKER/
An employee looks at jewellery at the Credit Municipal, known as the "Mont-de-Piete" (the public pawnbroker), in Paris April 22, 2009. From Napoleon III's mistress to cash-strapped modern-day bankers, Parisians have for centuries stored their jewels and secrets in a discreet building not far from the Seine: the public pawnbroker. Set up in the 17th century in response to usurious moneylenders, the non-profit Credit Municipal has a new task -- helping Parisians weather the economic crisis with traditional loans and cutting-edge financial services Picture taken April 22, 2009. To match feature FRANCE-PAWNBROKER/ REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer (FRANCE BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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April 24, 2009
An expert weighs jewellery during a pledge valuation at the Credit Municipal, known as the "Mont-de-Piete"...
Paris, France
An expert weighs jewellery during a pledge valuation at the Credit Municipal in Paris
An expert weighs jewellery during a pledge valuation at the Credit Municipal, known as the "Mont-de-Piete" (the public pawnbroker), in Paris April 22, 2009. Set up in the 17th century as to fight usurious moneylenders, the non-profit Credit Municipal now has a new task, helping Parisians weather the economic crisis with traditional loans and cutting-edge financial services. Picture taken April 22, 2009. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer (FRANCE BUSINESS SOCIETY)
FRANCE-PAWNBROKER/
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April 24, 2009
A plaque which indicates that the "Mont-de-Piete" (the public pawnbroker) was founded in 1777 is seen...
Paris, France
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A plaque which indicates that the "Mont-de-Piete" (the public pawnbroker) was founded in 1777 is seen outside the building of the Credit Municipal in Paris April 22, 2009. From Napoleon III's mistress to cash-strapped modern-day bankers, Parisians have for centuries stored their jewels and secrets in a discreet building not far from the Seine: the public pawnbroker. Set up in the 17th century in response to usurious moneylenders, the non-profit Credit Municipal has a new task -- helping Parisians weather the economic crisis with traditional loans and cutting-edge financial services Picture taken April 22, 2009. To match feature FRANCE-PAWNBROKER/ REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer (FRANCE BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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April 24, 2009
An employee displays a bottle of wine in the cellar of the Credit Municipal, known as the "Mont-de-Piete"...
Paris, France
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An employee displays a bottle of wine in the cellar of the Credit Municipal, known as the "Mont-de-Piete" (the public pawnbroker), in Paris April 22, 2009. From Napoleon III's mistress to cash-strapped modern-day bankers, Parisians have for centuries stored their jewels and secrets in a discreet building not far from the Seine: the public pawnbroker. Set up in the 17th century in response to usurious moneylenders, the non-profit Credit Municipal has a new task -- helping Parisians weather the economic crisis with traditional loans and cutting-edge financial services Picture taken April 22, 2009. To match feature FRANCE-PAWNBROKER/ REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer (FRANCE BUSINESS SOCIETY)
FRANCE-PAWNBROKER/
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April 24, 2009
An expert looks at a necklace for a pledge valuation at the Credit Municipal, known as the "Mont-de-Piete"...
Paris, France
To match feature FRANCE-PAWNBROKER/
An expert looks at a necklace for a pledge valuation at the Credit Municipal, known as the "Mont-de-Piete" (the public pawnbroker), in Paris April 22, 2009. From Napoleon III's mistress to cash-strapped modern-day bankers, Parisians have for centuries stored their jewels and secrets in a discreet building not far from the Seine: the public pawnbroker. Set up in the 17th century in response to usurious moneylenders, the non-profit Credit Municipal has a new task -- helping Parisians weather the economic crisis with traditional loans and cutting-edge financial services Picture taken April 22, 2009. To match feature FRANCE-PAWNBROKER/ REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer (FRANCE BUSINESS SOCIETY)
FRANCE-PAWNBROKER/
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April 24, 2009
An employee looks at jewellery at the Credit Municipal, known as the "Mont-de-Piete" (the public pawnbroker),...
Paris, France
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An employee looks at jewellery at the Credit Municipal, known as the "Mont-de-Piete" (the public pawnbroker), in Paris April 22, 2009. From Napoleon III's mistress to cash-strapped modern-day bankers, Parisians have for centuries stored their jewels and secrets in a discreet building not far from the Seine: the public pawnbroker. Set up in the 17th century in response to usurious moneylenders, the non-profit Credit Municipal has a new task -- helping Parisians weather the economic crisis with traditional loans and cutting-edge financial services Picture taken April 22, 2009. To match feature FRANCE-PAWNBROKER/ REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer (FRANCE BUSINESS SOCIETY)
FRANCE-PAWNBROKER/
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April 24, 2009
People queue up at the Credit Municipal, known as the "Mont-de-Piete" (the public pawnbroker), in Paris...
Paris, France
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People queue up at the Credit Municipal, known as the "Mont-de-Piete" (the public pawnbroker), in Paris April 22, 2009. From Napoleon III's mistress to cash-strapped modern-day bankers, Parisians have for centuries stored their jewels and secrets in a discreet building not far from the Seine: the public pawnbroker. Set up in the 17th century in response to usurious moneylenders, the non-profit Credit Municipal has a new task -- helping Parisians weather the economic crisis with traditional loans and cutting-edge financial services Picture taken April 22, 2009. To match feature FRANCE-PAWNBROKER/ REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer (FRANCE BUSINESS SOCIETY)
FRANCE-PAWNBROKER/
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April 24, 2009
Outside view of the Credit Municipal building known as "Mont-de-Piete" (the public pawnbroker) in Paris...
Paris, France
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Outside view of the Credit Municipal building known as "Mont-de-Piete" (the public pawnbroker) in Paris April 22, 2009. From Napoleon III's mistress to cash-strapped modern-day bankers, Parisians have for centuries stored their jewels and secrets in a discreet building not far from the Seine: the public pawnbroker. Set up in the 17th century in response to usurious moneylenders, the non-profit Credit Municipal has a new task -- helping Parisians weather the economic crisis with traditional loans and cutting-edge financial services Picture taken April 22, 2009. To match feature FRANCE-PAWNBROKER/ REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer (FRANCE BUSINESS SOCIETY)
FRANCE-PAWNBROKER/
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April 24, 2009
Bernard Candiard, director of the Credit Municipal, known as "Mont-de-Piete" (the public pawnbroker),...
Paris, France
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Bernard Candiard, director of the Credit Municipal, known as "Mont-de-Piete" (the public pawnbroker), speaks during an interview with Reuters in Paris April 22, 2009. From Napoleon III's mistress to cash-strapped modern-day bankers, Parisians have for centuries stored their jewels and secrets in a discreet building not far from the Seine: the public pawnbroker. Set up in the 17th century in response to usurious moneylenders, the non-profit Credit Municipal has a new task -- helping Parisians weather the economic crisis with traditional loans and cutting-edge financial services Picture taken April 22, 2009. To match feature FRANCE-PAWNBROKER/ REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer (FRANCE BUSINESS SOCIETY HEADSHOT)
FRANCE-PAWNBROKER/
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April 24, 2009
An expert values a ring at the Credit Municipal, known as the "Mont-de-Piete" (the public pawnbroker),...
Paris, France
To match feature FRANCE-PAWNBROKER/
An expert values a ring at the Credit Municipal, known as the "Mont-de-Piete" (the public pawnbroker), in Paris April 22, 2009. From Napoleon III's mistress to cash-strapped modern-day bankers, Parisians have for centuries stored their jewels and secrets in a discreet building not far from the Seine: the public pawnbroker. Set up in the 17th century in response to usurious moneylenders, the non-profit Credit Municipal has a new task -- helping Parisians weather the economic crisis with traditional loans and cutting-edge financial services Picture taken April 22, 2009. To match feature FRANCE-PAWNBROKER/ REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer (FRANCE BUSINESS SOCIETY)
INDIA-MONEYLENDERS/
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March 20, 2008
A farmer works in a sunflower field in Khatihari village, about 95 km (59 miles) east from the eastern...
KHATIHARI, India
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A farmer works in a sunflower field in Khatihari village, about 95 km (59 miles) east from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar, in this March 14, 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Parth Sanya/Files (INDIA)
INDIA-MONEYLENDERS/
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March 20, 2008
Farmers walk towards a paddy field to sow saplings in the village of Visalpur, about 30 km (19 miles)...
VISALPUR, India
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Farmers walk towards a paddy field to sow saplings in the village of Visalpur, about 30 km (19 miles) west from the western Indian city of Ahmedabad, in this July 24, 2007 file photo. Almost every farmer across India's arid cotton-bearing central plateau is a hostage, in one way or another, to a profitable mega-business of illegal moneylending. Families have lost land, farmers have been asked to prostitute their wives to pay off debts and, when all else has failed, borrowers have killed themselves to end their misery. To match feature INDIA-MONEYLENDERS/ REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files (INDIA)
NEPAL
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July 18, 2000
Former bonded labourers Shila Chaudhari (R) from the West Dang district of Nepal and drumer Aganiya Tharu...
Kathmandu, UK
FORMER BONDED LABOURERS DANCE FOLLOWING BAN OF BONDING SYSTEM IN NEPAL.
Former bonded labourers Shila Chaudhari (R) from the West Dang district of Nepal and drumer Aganiya Tharu (L) in Kathmandu dance after being freed from the traditional "kamaya" chain July 18. Nepal on Monday banned the bonded labour system under which poor people were forced to work for landlords or moneylenders because of indebtedness, freeing at least 60,000 people from condititions of near slavery.

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NEPAL
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July 18, 2000
KAT02:KATHMANDU,18JUL00 - Former bonded labourers Radhika Saut (2nd L)
and other unidentified friends...
Katmandu, United Kingdom of Great Britain
FORMER BONDED LABOURERS SING SONGS OF FREEDOM FOLLOWING BAN ON BONDING
SYSTEM.
KAT02:KATHMANDU,18JUL00 - Former bonded labourers Radhika Saut (2nd L)
and other unidentified friends sing songs of freedom at Bhadrakali in
the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu July 18. Nepal on Monday banned the
bonded labour system under which poor people were forced to work for
landlords or moneylenders because of indebtedness, freeing at least
60,000 people from condititions of near slavery. gc/Photo by Gopal
Chitrakar REUTERS.

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