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A Market Destined To Fall

Fourteen years ago, the author of a series of popular personal-finance books predicted that 2016 would bring about the worst market crash in history, damaging the financial dreams of millions of baby boomers just as they started to depend on that money to fund retirement. Broader U.S. stock markets are recovering from the worst 10-day start to a year on ...

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ICRA to extend rating services to SMEs

The rating agency ICRA plans to extend its rating and research services to small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs). ICRA is of the view that it has enough capabilities and expertise to service the SME sector. ICRA has been traditionally rating large corporate on their credit risk portfolio. ICRA which has some marginal exposure to the SME rating business also ...

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IDB to support financing for Small and Medium Enterprises

The Inter-American Development Bank has approved $100 million facility to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Latin America and the Caribbean. Recently, in a press release, IDB called its SME Financing Facility as the first of its kind, which will provide targeted resources to banks in IDB borrowing member countries to on-lend to SMEs or to guarantee their SME ...

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Bribery and Corruption – Impact on SMEs

Recently, an article “Corrupt babus make life miserable for SMEs” has rocked all over the globe. The article is a short study on corruption in government circles which is affecting SMEs business in various countries. India’s largest B2B portal tradeindia.com has conducted a survey amongst SMEs on the subject to find out whether rampant corruption in government circles has affected ...

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UK’s first finance finding website for SMEs

Many small and medium sized businesses don’t always understand the full range of financing options that are available to them, and certainly don’t want to waste precious time shopping around or applying for finance that isn’t right for their needs. For them Experia, the global information services company has recently come up with a free online service for SMEs designed ...

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More than 80 per cent of SMEs failing to exercise legislative rights

Bacs research shows British businesses are not taking advantage of late payment legislation A staggering 83 per cent of small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Britain are not exercising their right to charge interest on late payments owed to them by other organisations – despite the fact that legislation to this effect was introduced almost a decade ago. This figure, revealed ...

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Exim Bank’s LOCs: Life Lines for Indo-African Ties

With the countries in the African region constituting important trade partners in India’s global trade configuration, as also holding the potential to further enhance economic relations, Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank of India) has put in place a comprehensive range of financing, advisory and support service to catalyse two-way flow of trade, investment and technology between India and the ...

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African Region: Recent Economic Developments And Potential For Enhancing Commercial Relations With India

In recent years, underpinned by global economic growth momentum and sustained demand for gas and oil, as also for other products of the extractive industries such as minerals and metals, the African region has witnessed sustained rise in economic activity. Considerable progress has been achieved through improved macro-economic management and continued structural progress in many countries, which has resulted from ...

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Exim Bank: A Partner In Africa’s Development

The countries in the African Continent have always been a focus region for Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank of India), and thus a critical component of the Bank’s strategy to promote and support two-way trade and investment. As a partner institution to promote economic development in Africa, the commitment towards building relationships with the African region is reflected in ...

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