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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.
  • 2-July-2015

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    Entrepreneurship support for the unemployed in Slovenia

    This rapid policy assessment focused on supporting the unemployed in business creation and self-employment, notably the Measure for Commencing Commercial Activity or Self-employment is organised and promoted by the State Employment Agency.

  • 1-March-2012

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    Accession of Slovenia to the OECD: a review of International Investment Policies

    This review was prepared to assess Slovenia's investment policies so as to provide the OECD Council with a formal opinion on the willingness and ability of Slovenia to assume the obligations of membership to the OECD in the field of investment.

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  • 5-December-2011

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    Intellectual Assets and Innovation: The SME Dimension

    This report examines the relationship between SMEs' management of intellectual assets, innovation and competitiveness.

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  • 16-July-2002

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    Attracting investment to South East Europe: Common principles and best practices - Ministerial Declaration

    Ministers representing the nations of South East Europe met in Vienna on 18 July 2002 under the auspices of the Stability Pact Investment Compact to sign this declaration on common principles and best practices designed to attract private investment in the region.

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  • 16-July-2002

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    Foreign Direct Investment in South-Eastern Europe in the early 2000s

    The aim of this paper is to provide a statistical update of an earlier analysis on FDI in South East European countries and includes Moldova among the countries covered. Various features of FDI in the region and in individual countries are presented in 29 tables. This study, prepared by Gábor Hunya of the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, was commissioned by the Austrian Ministry of Economy and Labour.

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  • 31-January-2002

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    Foreign Direct Investment in Slovenia: Trends and Prospects

    This report on trends and prospects for FDI in Slovenia forms part of an OECD publication entitled "OECD Investment Reviews: Slovenia" which was published in January 2002.

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  • 15-August-1993

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    Exchange Control Policy in Central and Eastern European Countries

    August 1993. This publication seeks to add to the understanding of the problems which policy makers of Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) face in designing and implementing exchange control policies.

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