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By Lending More to Women, Tunisian Banks Could Help Drive Growth: New IFC Report

By ramping up their lending to female entrepreneurs, banks in Tunisia could dramatically increase their profits while also driving economic growth across the country, says a new report from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group.

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European Small Business Finance Outlook - June 2018
This analysis provides an overview of the main markets relevant to the EIF. It starts by discussing the general market environment, then looks at the main aspects of equity finance and the guarantee and SME securitisation markets and, finally, it highlights important aspects of microfinance in Europe. A chapter on Fintech also complements the...
Report: Accelerating Startups in Emerging Markets
The second major report from GALI, written in collaboration with Deloitte, compares acceleration in emerging markets versus high-income countries. Examining data from more than 2,400 early stage ventures that applied to 43 programs, it finds more similarities between emerging market and high-income country entrepreneurs and accelerator programs...
Accessing India’s Equity Markets: Reform, Perform and Transform
ASIFMA, the financial industry’s leading regional trade association, today released its report “Accessing India’s Equity Markets: Reform, Perform and Transform”. The new report is a comprehensive analysis providing recommendations on the development of India’s equity markets which are vital to the overall economic growth of the country. It was...
European Small Business Finance Outlook December 2017
This European Small Business Finance Outlook (ESBFO) provides an overview of the main markets relevant to EIF (equity , guarantees, securitisation, microfinance). It is an update of the June 2017 ESBFO edition. The researchers start by discussing the general market environment, then look at the main aspects of equity finance and guarantees/SME...
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...
Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Global Report 2016/17
Babson College is a founding institution and lead sponsor of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM). GEM is a global consortium that conducts research on 66 world economies. GEM brings together over 400 researchers from across the globe and includes more than 100 institutions every year. The first report was published in 1999. Students can...
Fintech and Financial Services: Initial Considerations
Fintech and Financial Services: Initial Considerations ; SDN/17/05; June 19, 2017 From artificial intelligence to cryptography, “fintech” is accelerating change in the financial sector. This paper, prepared by an IMF staff team, sets out an economic framework to examine how fintech might impact the financial sector, from services to service...
Mitigating the effects of de-risking in emerging markets to preserve remittance flows
Anti-money laundering/combating-the-financing-of-terrorism laws are grounded in reasonable national security concerns—preventing the cross-border flow of funds to terror or criminal groups. But these policies can have unintentional and costly consequences, in particular for people in poor countries. Those most affected are likely to include the...
European Small Business Finance Outlook, December 2016
This analysis provides an overview of the main markets relevant to EIF. We start by discussing the general market environment for SME finance, then look at the main aspects of equity finance and the SME guarantees / securitisation markets. Finally, we highlight important aspects of microfinance in Europe. The EIF Working Papers are designed to...
SMEs and SME Supporting Factor
Following the introduction of stricter capital rules by the CRR and CRD IV, and in the context of credit tightening after the financial crisis, a capital reduction factor for loans to SMEs—the so-called SME SF—was introduced by the CRR to allow credit institutions to counterbalance the rise in capital requirements resulting from the CCB, and to...