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 Future Of Business Survey

The Future of Business survey is a collaboration between Facebook, the OECD and the World Bank to provide timely insights on the perceptions, challenges, and outlook of online Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The Future of Business survey was first launched as a monthly survey in 17 countries in February 2016 and expanded to 42 countries in 2018.

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The Mobile Revolution in Banking: From China to the U.S.
New analysis provides a glimpse of the future as countries like China pave the way for a whole new system of banking. China is seeing an “explosive growth of mobile payments. With a record $12.8 trillion in mobile payment transactions from January – October 2017, China far surpasses the U.S. at only $49.3 billion,” according to data. Dana Nino, an...
 Future Of Business Survey
The Future of Business survey is a collaboration between Facebook, the OECD and the World Bank to provide timely insights on the perceptions, challenges, and outlook of online Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The Future of Business survey was first launched as a monthly survey in 17 countries in February 2016 and expanded to 42 countries in...
Agrifinance Report on the Rural Land Market in Britain
Agrifrance*, a specialist division of BNP Paribas Wealth Management (a SME Finance Forum member), has published its special report on France’s rural land market, this year comparing it with the market in Britain. The main findings of the report: Agricultural land in the United Kingdom occupies 17.3 million hectares, versus 26 million hectares in...
Report: Fintechs Taking Large Chunk of SME Lending Sector
According to a survey of 2000 directors at UK SMEs, almost half of UK SMEs (49%) would seek financing from non-bank lenders as they begin to better understand the business models of companies in this space, including fintechs. A Leeds-based fintech known as Rebuilding Society, founder Dan Rajkumar, recently said: “When you are a business and you...
UK VC & Female Founders Report
Female start-up founders are missing out on billions of pounds of investment, new research published today finds. The UK VC & Female Founders report found that for every £1 of venture capital (VC) investment in the UK, all-female founder teams get less than 1p. By comparison, all-male founder teams get 89p and mixed-gender teams get the...
ADP Small Business Report January 2019
Private sector small business employment increased by 63,000 jobs from December to January according to the January ADP Small Business Report. Due to the important contribution that small businesses make to economic growth, employment data that are specific to businesses with 49 or fewer employees is reported each month and broadly distributed to...
Digital Finance Evidence Gap Map (EGM) 2.0
There are two views of the EGM. The first view ‘Digital Finance Studies’ shows the total number of studies that were conducted on a particular product, plotted against the client outcomes which were tested. The objective with this view is to give the user an overview of the impact literature on digital finance and highlight which digital finance...
Study: Men More Likely to be Business Owners than Women in Britain
A new study seen exclusively by Yahoo Finance UK shows how difficult it is for women in Britain, compared to men, to start their own business. Yahoo says, men are three times more likely than women to have over £250,000 ($320,479) of investible assets – essential capital for getting a business started – according to private equity house IW Capital...
Study Says Women are Good for Business
A study by Calvert Impact Capital found that diversity in senior staff had a greater impact than the number of female directors or the gender of its founder. “We saw a particularly strong relationship to women in leadership,” said Leigh Moran, Calvert’s director of strategy. “We think there’s a common misconception that incorporating gender is...
OECD Data: Entrepreneurship at a Glance Highlights from 2018
This booklet presents a compilation of frequently used graphs on entrepreneurship trends and SME performance drawn from the OECD Statistics and Data Directorate’s databases of Structural and Demographic Business Statistics (SDBS), Timely Indicators of Entrepreneurship (TIE), Trade by Enterprise Characteristics (TEC), Entrepreneurship Finance...