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  • Fintech for Asian SMEs 

    Nemoto, Naoko; Yoshino, Naoyuki (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2019-05-15)
    SMEs play a vital role in the Asian economy and comprise about 70% of the workforce and GDP in the region. To enhance productivity and ensure sustainable growth in Asia, it is vital to provide smooth financing to SMEs. Traditionally, commercial banks ...
  • More Plastic Bags than Fish? East Asia’s New Environmental Threat 

    Gong, Lina (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2019-04-08)
    Marine plastic pollution is the new environmental threat facing mankind. This is also afflicting East Asia where six countries are major pollutants. While some in the region have started tackling this new menace, more can be done by all.
  • Logbook of the Turkish Economy: Reassuring Flow of Credit to Return to Growth 

    Dalgin, Burak; Sak, Güven (Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey, 2019-04-30)
    Over the past decades, Turkish economic growth was fueled by availability of credit. A potential credit starvation poses a significant risk for the private sector, which has been the main beneficiary of the last decade. In order to avoid a long recovery, ...
  • The Business Environment: economic reforms in the context of institutional shortcomings 

    Hasanov, Rashad; Breban, Dan; Jafarov, Jafar; Suleymanova, Leyla (Center for Economic and Social Development, 2019-04-30)
    The existence of a well-functioning business environment is a key factor in the diversification of the economy, the efficient use of available resources and ensuring sustainable growth. The business environment, in its turn, should be regarded as a ...
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