3 ways digital payments can support sustainable economic growth

January 17th, 2020 – Five years ago, every member of the UN agreed to work in partnership with the private sector to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. As a global payments net...

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E-commerce is globalization’s shot at equality

January 19th, 2020 – Small businesses have global potential thanks to e-commerce. SMEs active on the internet export more than traditional businesses. Heightened economic activity can especially...

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African SMEs Chest Thumping on $33 Million Capital Increase

January 9th, 2020 – African Guarantee Fund (AGF) has received an additional USD 33M financing from German lender KfW Development Bank , in a move that will catapult AGF’s efforts to enable Afr...

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January 2020 Global Economic Prospects: Slow growth, policy challenges

January 8th, 2020 – Following its weakest performance since the global financial crisis, the world economy is poised for a modest rebound this year– if everything goes just right. Hanging over...

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Why upskilling and legal formalisation is key to a stronger SME economy

January 7th, 2020 – JOHANNESBURG – Trying economic times in South Africa over the past decade have made doing business across the country particularly difficult for SMEs and entrepreneurs. Acc...

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EU’s AMable initiative secures 3D printing innovation with blockchain

December 17th, 2019 – The European Commission-funded AMable initiative announced its fourth open call to grant €450,000 for SMEs in the Additive Manufacturing field, otherwise known as 3-D pri...

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Chubb launches online trading platform for cyber

December 19th, 2019 – Chubb‘s new Marketplace online trading platform has launched in Australia with cyber risk protection for small and medium enterprises. The platform can be accessed direct...

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Green Deal: Lights and Shadows for SMEs

The overarching strategy clearly offers opportunities, nevertheless some key actions very likely not SME-friendly December 11th, 2019 – SMEunited supports the efforts of the Green Deal to push f...

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LinkedIn launches ‘Open for Business’ feature globally for SMEs

November 11th, 2019 – LinkedIn has announced the launch of Open for Business, a feature that allows freelancers and small business owners to add their services to their LinkedIn profiles, making...

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Bank of China Issues $2.8B in Blockchain-Based Bonds

December 8th, 2019 – One of the four major commercial banks in China, Bank of China, announced in a statement on Friday that it has released 20 billion Yuan in blockchain-based bonds for small b...

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