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Update At 14:00    USD/EUR 0,92  ↓-0.0003        USD/JPY 156,72  ↓-0.003        USD/KRW 1.362,46  ↓-2.09        EUR/JPY 169,67  ↑+0.047        Crude Oil 81,43  ↓-0.47        Asia Dow 3.977,55  ↓-7.86        TSE 1.779,50  ↓-15.5        Japan: Nikkei 225 39.079,63  ↑+462.53        S. Korea: KOSPI 2.730,29  ↑+6.83        China: Shanghai Composite 3.126,82  ↓-31.72        Hong Kong: Hang Seng 18.930,02  ↓-265.58        Singapore: Straits Times 3,39  ↑+0.019        DJIA 22,25  ↓-0.037        Nasdaq Composite 16.801,54  ↓-31.082        S&P 500 5.307,01  ↓-14.4        Russell 2000 2.081,71  ↓-16.646        Stoxx Euro 50 5.025,17  ↓-21.82        Stoxx Europe 600 521,18  ↓-1.77        Germany: DAX 18.680,20  ↓-46.56        UK: FTSE 100 8.370,33  ↓-46.12        Spain: IBEX 35 11.329,00  ↓-5.9        France: CAC 40 8.092,11  ↓-49.35        

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Others August 05, 2016

Malta readies for EU Presidency, Brexit impact

As Malta prepares to take on the Presidency of the EU in 2017 and the inevitable effects of the UK leaving the union, Maltese Minister for Economy, Investment & Small Business Dr Christian Cardona...
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Others June 17, 2016

QBIC sparks new energy into startups & SMEs

Significant support is on hand from all sides for Qatar’s potential startups and SMEs as it seeks to inspire budding entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into reality with practical, financial, academic...
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Finance February 18, 2016

Interest rate cut aims to boost spending and new businesses

Proponents of Abenomics back moves by the central bank to increase spending and investment, and give businesses – particularly SMEs – a boost. 
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Finance January 01, 2016

Credit insurance: the most cost-effective way to support SMEs’ expansion

Massimo Falcioni, Head of Middle East Countries at Coface, explains the strengths of credit insurance and lessons learned from the 2008 crisis, explaining credit insurance addresses key challenges of...
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Manufacturing October 27, 2015

Paradigm shift in ‘open and dynamic’ Dubai reduces reliance on hydrocarbons, boosts support for SMEs and innovation

Non-oil sectors now contribute more than 70% to Dubai’s GDP and the emirate has made a significant effort to ensure SMEs have access to the most apt lines of credit to keep its economic diversification...
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Finance July 01, 2015

Halkbank powers small business economy

The Worldfolio sits down with Halkbank CEO Ali Fuat Taşkesenlioğlu, who discusses his bank’s leading role in financing small and medium-sized enterprises and its ambitions to expand in participation...
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Finance May 06, 2015

Macroeconomic consolidation, foreign investment, and support for SMEs to stimulate greater diversity

Economic development is being driven by structured public capital investment programs, widespread investment, easier access to capital and a united push for diversification
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Finance April 13, 2015

Central Bank Governor of the Year 2015, Asia Pacific

The ‘Green Governor’ has a reputation for innovative thinking and problem solving. He is renowned for his support of the agriculture sector and his focus on SME as well as green banking....
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Finance March 17, 2015

QDB supporting change in Qatar through the founding of an SME sector

In 2008, the government agreed its highly ambitious 2030 Vision for Qatar, and I quote, H.E. The Governor Sheikh Abdulla of the Central Bank, “Qatar 2030 will be a place where all Qataris can...
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Manufacturing January 13, 2015

Diversified economy looks to SMEs for greater strength

The tiny island nation has managed to successfully keep its economy afloat, with the exception of 2009 when its GDP growth dipped below zero, thanks in large part to its diverse economic base. Today,...