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The Gulf Goes Green

Facing the combined effects of Covid-19 and an oil crisis, GCC governments and banks are looking to accelerate economic diversification and transition to sustainable finance.


Uncertain Future For GCC SMEs

Outdated lending practices and a structural focus on government-related enterprises are keeping banks from backing the region’s beleaguered smaller companies.

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China Bolsters SMEs

China’s government is using loans, tax deferments, rent reductions and even sales leads to help smaller enterprises—“capillaries of the market economy”—survive Covid-19.


Striving In Adversity

South Korea rose impressively to meet the COVID-19 challenge. Will it be able to reinvigorate its economy as well?