Small and medium-sized enterprises
US Ambassador in Athens Geoffrey R. Pyatt stressed America's commitment to supporting Greek economic growth as he addressed on Wednesday's presentation of the new "Roots" program for the support of local startups and small and medium-sized enterprises, to be implemented by the Athens Exchange and the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce.
Small and medium-sized enterprises may have seen an improvement in the first half of the year, but a number of them remain in a dire situation, according to a survey released on Thursday by the Small Enterprises Institute of the Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen & Merchants (GSEVEE).
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has said it is providing a loan of 25 million euros to QNB Finans Finansal Kiralama A.Ş., a leasing subsidiary of the Turkish lender QNB Finansbank, to broaden access to finance for the country's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
The volume of a loan which caters to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Turkey has been raised, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on March 31.
More than 60 percent of Turkish enterprises with 10 or more employees reported some form of innovation activity between 2014 and 2016, according to an official survey released on Dec. 5.