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  • 17-November-2020

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    The impact of COVID-19 on SME financing - A special edition of the OECD Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs Scoreboard

    The COVID-19 crisis has had a profound impact on SME access to finance. In particular, the sudden drop in revenues created acute liquidity shortages, threatening the survival of many viable businesses. The report documents an increase in demand for bank lending in the first half of 2020, and a steady supply of credit thanks to government interventions. On the other hand, other sources of finance declined, in particular early-stage equity. This paper, a special edition of Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs, focuses on the impacts of COVID-19 on SME access to finance, along with government policy responses. It reveals that the pre-crisis financing environment was broadly favourable for SMEs and entrepreneurs, who benefited from low interest rates, loose credit standards and an increasingly diverse offer of financing instruments. It documents the unprecedented scope and scale of the policy responses undertaken by governments world-wide, and details their key characteristics, and outlines the principal issues and policy challenges for the next phases of the pandemic, such as the over-indebtedness of SMEs and the need to continue to foster a diverse range of financing instruments for SMEs.
  • 17-July-2019

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    G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Sequence 1: Addressing risks in the global economy and the financial systems

    The global economy is in a fragile spot. Our latest Economic Outlook projected global GDP growth to slow down to 3.2% this year and improve only to 3.4% in 2020, against a projection of 4% growth a year ago. Across all G7 economies, growth is projected to be lower this year than in 2018.

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  • 16-July-2019

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, at G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ meeting in Chantilly, 17-18 July 2019

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will participate in the G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ meeting in Chantilly, on 17-18 July 2019.

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  • 6-December-2017

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    Conference of the International Corporate Governance Network: The Path Towards Financial Market Stability and Sustainable Growth

    Over the next two days, you will be focusing on a wide range of issues, from sustainable finance, efficient capital allocation, the quality of shareholder engagement, and long-term thinking in the investment chain. All these issues lie at the heart of the OECD’s efforts to create fairer, more sustainable and more inclusive economies.

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  • 3-November-2016

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    OECD workshop on financing green infrastructure

    Paris, 3 November 2016: This workshop focused on trends in green infrastructure financing; the role of banks, utilities and equity sponsors in financing green infrastructure; the role of institutional investors in establishing a secondary market for green infrastructure and unlocking investment and financing for green innovation.

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  • 26-November-2014

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    OECD/Euromoney Roundtable on Long-term Investment Policy

    2014 OECD/Euromoney Roundtable on Long-term Investment Policy: The roundtable provided a unique opportunity for participants to discuss the OECD’s work on institutional investors and long-term financing with senior policymakers and regulators, and to facilitate investment by institutional investors, addressing both potential regulatory obstacles and market failures.

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  • 10-December-2010

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    Budget deficits: What governments are doing

    Public finances are under pressure around the world. We asked finance ministers from a range of countries: “What actions is your government taking to bolster public finances, while upholding growth and services?”

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  • 16-March-2010

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    Colloque on “Refondation du système monétaire et financier international”

    "We need to reform international finance so that it plays its essential role in supporting economic activity -- and does not provoke another systemic crisis. But we have to ask ourselves, do we have the right global governance mechanisms to address these issues in an effective way? " said A. Gurría at colloque on “Refondation du système monétaire et financier international”.

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