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Speech by Mr. John McGuinness, TD, Minister for Trade and Commerce, Private Members Motion, Dáil Éireann

Thank you Ceann Comhairle, My Department and its Agencies will play a vital role in working through the current economic circumstances, and in making sure that we are well positioned to reap the benefits that will undoubtedly arise when the situation improves. We will do this by continuing to attract foreign direct investment, by helping Irish businesses to develop and ...

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Welcome Remarks by Masahiro Kawai at Regional Workshop on SME Development and Regional Economic Integration

ADBI (Asian Development Bank Institute) Dean Masahiro Kawai gave the welcome remarks at the Regional Workshop on SME Development and Regional Economic Integration held in Tokyo from 22-26 September 2008. He focused on the important role that SMEs play in Asia’s regional and domestic economies and how greater sharing of best practices and other experiences can help strengthen three key ...

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Supporting our SMEs: Overcoming Barriers to Development

– Taoiseach Brian Cowen T.D Source: Government of Ireland Published Thursday, 2 October, 2008 – 20:22 I am delighted to be here today at this conference on “Supporting our SMEs: Overcoming Barriers to their Development”, hosted by the Economic and Social Policy Commission (ECOS) of the EU Committee of the Regions, in association with the Irish Border Midland and Western ...

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