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Small Business, Big Challenge

Feb 01, 2021 - Global Finance Magazine

Developing-market SMEs, which have long competed for funding against bigger corporates, are counting on help from governments and multilateral lenders to keep afloat.

The long shadow cast by the coronavirus pandemic has extended perhaps most dramatically to small and midsize enterprises (SMEs), highlighting the outsized role they play in the economies of three developing regions-Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East-and the challenges they face going forward.

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