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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.

Publications

Publications

Informal Tradables and the Employment Growth of Indian Manufacturing
India's manufacturing growth from 1989 to 2010 displays two intriguing properties: 1) a substantial fraction of absolute and net employment growth is concentrated in informal tradable industries, and 2) much of this growth is connected to the development of one-person establishments. This working paper by the World Bank Group’s Macroeconomics and...
What’s Happening in the Missing Middle? Lessons from Financing SMEs
"What’s Happening in the Missing Middle? Lessons from Financing SMEs" is an initial effort to share experiences, analyze failures and learn from practices. These SME Finance Quick Lessons were initially developed for an internal World Bank Group audience (and, in particular, the members of the SME Finance Community of Practice), the intent with...
BBB Annual Report 2017
Over the past year, the British Business Bank has broadened and expanded their support for smaller businesses, cementing there place as a key enabler of finance markets in the UK. Their market impact continues to grow, as borne out by strong delivery against our Key Performance Indicators. The chair, Christina McComb said the bank had moved from...
 Small Business Finance Markets 2016/17
The British Business Bank’s Small Business Finance Markets 2016/17 report shows that credit conditions for small businesses continue to improve, with a notable increase in the volume of asset finance and peer to peer business lending. Economic uncertainty has, however, had an impact on small business confidence, with a drop in the number of...
Exchanges Support the Growth of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises? Lessons from India, South Africa, and Jamaica
The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), jointly created a survey with the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets to compare how approaches to SME boards have varied across countries. They conducted this evidenced-based research, believing that prior to, there was very little data at the country level that comprehensively examines the...
Report: SMEs Contribute to Financial Inclusion
Refugees’ economic participation in manufacturing sectors increased, especially in Eurlandia. High-skilled labor often included industry jargon and in 2016, SMEs incorporated assessments into their recruitment process to understand workers’ qualifications and background. When these SMEs designed and launched programs to support refugees, they saw...
FSB Release Report on FinTech Benefits, Risks
The Financial Stability Board (FSB) found that FinTech platforms account for an increasing share of credit provision, hence stating that policymakers must consider the opportunities and risks such activity brings. With ten areas identified, three have been priorities for international collaboration in a report published jointly with the Committee...
OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2017
The OECD Business and Finance Outlook is an annual publication that presents unique data and analysis that looks at what might affect and change, both favourably and unfavourably, tomorrow’s world of business, finance and investment.
G20 Workshop on 'Helping SMEs Go Global' : Chair's Summary
Hosted by the German Presidency on February 24, the G20 workshop “Helping SMEs Go Global - Moving Forward in SME Finance“, brought together more than 150 experts from G20 countries, development finance institutions, and the private sector to discuss issues related to advancing financial inclusion for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)...
Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2016-2017
The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor is the world's foremost study of entrepreneurship. Through a vast, centrally coordinated, internationally executed data collection effort, GEM is able to provide high quality information, comprehensive reports and interesting stories, which greatly enhance the understanding of the entrepreneurial phenomenon -...