Facilitating SMEs

Facilitating SMEs

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Importance of SMEs to UK economy — and how to encourage them

CHRIS THOMPSON explains why small is beautiful for the future of Britain’s GDP CAPITALISM is under the microscope at the moment, largely because of the...
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Myanmar and World Bank Sign Agreement for Budget Support to Accelerate Economic Changes Needed...

NAY PYI TAW, 18 August 2017 —   The Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the World Bank today signed a US$200 million credit for...
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Zambia Makes Steady Progress in Financial Inclusion but Many Women Still Excluded

Mary Banda runs a small restaurant in Kamwala market, one of Lusaka’s oldest markets. She uses the proceeds from her business to feed her...
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Today is World Mental Health Day, and here’s what to watch out for in...

RESEARCH conducted by the British social enterprise Mental Health First Aid England reveals how some workplace triggers for mental health, and some signs of...
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That’s the spirit!

George Clooney isn’t just a pretty face. It turns out the Hollywood heartthrob is also a shrewd businessman… By Darren Parkin WHEN celebrated actor George Clooney...
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SCORE-ing big! How a cooperative approach to improved work conditions in SMEs can increase...

Improving SMEs workplace practices can help them achieve better productivity. The ILO’s SCORE Training programme is helping companies in China improve work conditions, and...
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From little things big things grow, and new programme aims to add fertilizer

FIFTEEN of the UK’s top business schools are sharing their expertise to help micro-enterprises grow. A programme delivered via the Small Business Charter (SBC) is...
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‘A pro-enterprise pioneer’ – CBI Scotland Annual Dinner

Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, outlined reasons why overseas firms should continue investing in the country at the CBI Scotland Annual Dinner this evening (Thursday). Attending...
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‘The Rock’ aims to give a solid foundation to crypto industry

Experts and investors are heading to Gibraltar for an international convention on DLT, blockchain and cryptocurrency By HAL WILLIAMS The tiny British enclave of Gibraltar has...
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Bezos’ billion-dollar bid to boost India’s SME business

AMAZON founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is launching a £770m bid to bring India’s SMEs online. Bezos said his firm will invest the sum —...