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Doing Business 2019

Sixteenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2019 measures aspects of regulation affecting 10 areas of everyday business activity:

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Publications

Doing Business 2019
Sixteenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2019 measures aspects of regulation affecting 10 areas of everyday business activity: Starting a business Dealing with construction permits Getting electricity Registering property Getting credit Protecting minority investors Paying taxes Trading...
KPMG Report: Top 10 Players in the Fast Growing Peer to-Peer (P2P) Lending Sector
KPMG Indonesia published its inaugural edition of The Fintech Edge . The first edition of the report focuses on the Top 10 players in the fast growing Peerto-Peer (P2P) lending sector. KMPG notes, that it is important the P2P players can demonstrate the right balance between protecting the lender through a strong risk management framework, good...
Report: Industry Practice Of Digital Transformation Of Financial Inclusion
With the rapid development of China’s digital economy, especially that of digital technologies such as Big Data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and blockchain, the digital model has become an important impetus for the development of financial inclusion. It eliminates the time and geographical restrictions, lowers the transaction costs...
Adopting Blockchain Could Solve the $1.5 Trillion Trade and Finance Gap
Research conducted by the World Economic Forum and Bain and Company revealed the global trade and finance industry could produce an additional $1 trillion by implementing blockchain. According to calculations by the Asian Development Bank, the global trade finance deficit gap is currently at $1.5 trillion USD and is expected to rise to $2.4...
APEC's Ease of Doing Business – Interim Assessment 2015-2017
The APEC Policy Support Unit just released a new assessment of its Ease of Doing Business (EoDB), which says that the "area of Getting Credit recorded the greatest progress." This is accounted for improvements in two areas - secured transactions legal framework (strength of legal rights) and credit information - where APFF work (in collaboration...
Report: Responsible Digital Credit
In this report, a range of responsible digital credit provider’s categories and models are examined, consumer risks they involve, and standards being developed to address these risk. With SMEs around the world accessing loans made through digital credit, it’s important to understand the financial consumer protection challenges involved. The report...
White Paper: Fostering Markets for SME Finance
In this study, the OECD Working Party on SMEs and Entrepreneurs (WPSMEE) examined a variety of barriers on the supply and demand side of finance markets that limit SMEs uptake of alternative financial instruments. The study also covers trends in policy measures to support the development of alternative finance instruments for SMEs. According the...
Scaling Up Affordable Lending: Inclusive Credit Scoring
The vision of affordable lenders is that everyone should have access to affordable and appropriate credit, delivered in a fair, respectful and responsible way. Affordable lenders are typically social purpose lenders, such as responsible finance providers and credit unions. A known barrier to financial inclusion is the credit scoring approaches...
South African SMME Access to Finance Report 2018
The report analyses a unique data set, provided by Finfind, of SMME funders and SMMEs seeking finance. It was sponsored by the SA SME Fund and identifies access to finances challenges, gaps and potential solutions. The Finfind 2017 cleaned data sample of 11 033 SMME funding requests is larger than the South African GEM report and is one of the...
Report: What SMEs Can Expect in 2018
A report by Wylde International indicated that about 68 percent of SMEs in Kenya lacked access to finance due to interest rates capping. This cap was the second largest problem SMEs faced in 2017. “Only 14 percent of SMEs increased revenue above 25 percent,” according to the report. Kenyan banks have turned to external funding to alleviate the...