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Bank financing for smes around the world : drivers, obstacles, business models, and lending practices (English)

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Using data from a survey of 91 banks in 45 countries, the authors characterize bank financing to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) around the world. They find that banks perceive the SME segment to be highly profitable, but perceive macroeconomic instability... See More +

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  • Beck, Thorsten; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad;
  • 2008/11/01
  • Policy Research Working Paper
  • WPS4785
  • 1 of 1
  • World
  • The World Region
  • Bank financing for smes around the world : drivers, obstacles, business models, and lending practices
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