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COP25: Companies will need to invest USD 2.5tn to comply with intensifying climate regulation>

The COP25 summit is likely to be a catalyst for intensifying climate change regulation: we calculate a total impact on global industry of nearly USD 2.5tn over the next ten years.

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Global trade to grow at its slowest pace in a decade; and no hope for sizable improvement

Global trade could grow at its slowest pace in a decade in 2019 (+1.5%). There is no hope for sizable improvement in 2020 (+1.7%). Amid rising protectionism, watch out for trade diversion and “phantom trade” in 2020.

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Which countries are best for SMEs?

Our new “SMЕ Business Climate Index” (SMEB) assesses the business environment for SMEs in 13 selected economies. It is based on six components that SMEs have identified as having a crucial impact on their businesses: red tape, tax policy, labor market flexibility, financing, export opportunities and competition

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Euler Hermes Rating publishes SME & MidCap Rating methodologies for Belgium and Netherlands

Euler Hermes Rating GmbH, the registered credit rating agency (CRA), today publishes the Belgian and Dutch TRIBRating methodologies, a rating approach specifically designed for SMEs and MidCaps.

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Rising costs cause concern for SMEs amid global uncertainty, according to latest international study

Rising costs are the greatest challenge facing small businesses around the world, according to the latest Global Business Monitor study from global SME partner, Bibby Financial Services (BFS) and global leader in trade credit insurance Euler Hermes.

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