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India's Economic Survey 2017-18

The Economic Times review of the Economic Survey 2017-18 says that the amount of credit or loans disbursed by banks amounted to Rs 26,041 billion as on November 2017, but 82.6% of this was pocketed by large enterprises. For millions of SMEs in the country, banks only lent out 17.4 % of the total credit.

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India's Economic Survey 2017-18
The Economic Times review of the Economic Survey 2017-18 says that the amount of credit or loans disbursed by banks amounted to Rs 26,041 billion as on November 2017, but 82.6% of this was pocketed by large enterprises. For millions of SMEs in the country, banks only lent out 17.4 % of the total credit. Learn more about the survey and how MSME...
5 Expert Predictions for SME Banking in 2018
SME Finance Forum member Strands Finance asked SME Banking experts to share their predictions with them. Here’s a preview of what the best in Fintech have to say about the coming year in SME Finance Management. See responses from our very own Matthew Gamser and Minerva Kotei, as well as from members Strands and Mastercard.
Providing Pre-Seed and Seed Capital is an Essential Step to Bringing West Africa and Sahel’s Entrepreneurs to the Next Level
More than 40 percent of African entrepreneurs cite access to finance as the major factor limiting their growth, according to World Bank Enterprise Surveys. In this article, the author says that West African start-ups and innovative young SMEs are indeed facing the classic ‘valley of death’ — the space between where the entrepreneur’s own resources...
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) hosted a discussion on the implications of the MSME finance gap for development institutions working on financial inclusion around the world. Learn more about the event here . This is the presentation of panelist Roland Michelitsch - Principal Specialist, Economics and Private Sector Development at Inter...
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) hosted a discussion on the implications of the MSME finance gap for development institutions working on financial inclusion around the world. Learn more about the event here . This is the presentation of panelist Helmut Kraemer-Eis, Chief Economist at European Investment Fund. View other presentations:...
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) hosted a discussion on the implications of the MSME finance gap for development institutions working on financial inclusion around the world. Learn more about the event here . This is the presentation of panelist Maria Soledad Martinez Peria - Division Chief, Macro Financial Division at IMF. View other...
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) hosted a discussion on the implications of the MSME finance gap for development institutions working on financial inclusion around the world. Learn more about the event here . This is the presentation of Hans Peter Lankes - Vice President, Economics and Private Sector Development at IFC. View other...
IFC South Africa Country Manager Discusses Loan to Support SMEs
Houghton Estate, South Africa's Power 98.7 interviews IFC Country Manager Saleem Karimjee. Karimjee discusses IFC’s $62 million loan to South Africa's Mercantile Bank to support SMEs, with a strong focus on #women-owned and black-owned businesses.
U.S. SBA CIO Maria Roat Shares How SMBs Can Protect Themselves
Maria Roat is Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Small Business Administration explains how small businesses are at risk for cyber attacks and explains how her agency and others are working to help owners protect themselves. "Small businesses are targets, and many are unprepared for cybersecurity challenges including ever-changing and...
Guga Stocco on Banking Innovation
Brazilian Guga Stocco is an advisor and board member of companies like B3, the biggest stock market in the world. He co-founded Domo Invest, a fund that raised R$ 100 million for investments in Internet and Fintech. Stocco was also responsible for the creation of the first fully digital bank in Brazil with more than 300,000 clients and projects...