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SME Growth Watch 2017-2018 from Hampshire Trust Bank
New research by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) and Hampshire Trust Bank, predicts that SME contributions to the UK economy will grow by 19 percent from 2016 to 2025. In 2016, SME employment across ten cities considered in the report were around 3.9 million. In 2025, the researchers expect the number to increase by one...
Is Technology Enough to Plug the SME Financing Gap?
Technology is revolutionising trade finance while facilitating lending to small businesses by tech giants such as PayPal, Amazon and Alibaba. But is this enough to fill the $1500bn global trade finance gap? Stefania Palma from The Banker investigates.
OECD's Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2017
OECD's Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2017 report shares data on SMEs and market proximity and female entrepreneurship. In 2014 start-ups – firms less than two years old - accounted for around 20 percent or more of firms in most countries and for more than 30 percent in the United Kingdom, Hungary, Brazil, Israel and Poland. Start-ups nevertheless...
EBRD Opens Office in Egypt, To Focus on SMEs
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has stepped up its support for the economic development of Egypt, with the opening of an office in Alexandria today which will have a major focus on the promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The Alexandria team will be working primarily on support for small businesses,...
Building an Inclusive Digital Payments Ecosystem: The Way Forward
This report by UN-based Better Than Cash Alliance, assesses Ghana’s progress to date, and sets out specific policy recommendations that can accelerate Ghana’s journey toward a more digital economy. The report draws on a fast-growing body of knowledge about success factors in similar markets. It also examines three areas of specific focus –...
ASEAN Report Assess Opportunities, Provides Recommendations for MSME Financial Inclusion
"Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in the ASEAN Economic Community," is a report that aims to comprehensively assess the opportunities and challenges faced by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in ASEAN through the lenses of financial access, technical support, and an enabling environment for their sustainability and growth. To...
EIF Working Paper n. 44: Financing Micro Firms in Europe: An Empirical Analysis
Research & Market Analysis (RMA) has the presents "Financing Micro Firms in Europe: An Empirical Analysis", n.44 of EIF's Working Paper Series. The vast majority of firms in Europe are micro firms. This EIF Working Paper investigates the financing patterns of these enterprises. Based on a large European company-level data set, the paper finds...
Recommendations for Crafting a MSME Policy in India
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) continue to be citadels adorning the industrial map of India. The recommendations of Dr Prabhat Kumar Committee hold promise for unveiling a new chapter in the Indian business ecosystem for crafting a MSME policy. An enabling and integrated MSME policy for well-functioning and sick MSMEs will provide...
EBRD Promotes Belarus Local Currency Lending and Corporate Governance
The EBRD and Belarus are joining forces to improve the domestic investment climate and corporate standards, with new initiatives in the area of local currency lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the commercialisation and governance of state-owned enterprises. During a visit by EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti to Belarus,...
ACCCIM SME Survey Report 2017
The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ACCCIM)’s SME Survey Report 2017 aims at identifying the current SMEs challenges in Malaysia. The survey says that government is actively fostering SMEs in access to finance through provision of credit guarantees and also increasingly paying attention to financing SMEs by introducing new...