India: Process simplified for MSME registration

Nitin Gadkari announced simplification of process for registration of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. “Only PAN and Aadhaar will be required for registration of MSMEs.”

Dubai, the region’s fashion-forward capital: Ahmed Khalfan Yasin

“Millennial and Gen-Z entrepreneurs of the Middle East are trendsetters in their own right!” Culture, fashion, trends-these are the new buzzwords for today’s lifestyle youth entrepreneurs. Style-conscious, trendy and fearlessly maverick, their tastes and preferences vary and keep changing with…

Book Review: FINANCING MSME IN INDIA: Lenders Perspective

FINANCING MSME IN INDIA: Lenders Perspective by T. P Mishra, Deputy General Manager, Staff Learning Centre, Saraswat Cooperative Bank Ltd, at Vashi, Navi Mumbai. The book is an important contribution to the field of SME finance and credit appraisal. Despite…

IERD-Global SME News Webinar: SMEs need to reinvent themselves in the new normal

Navigating the new normal A post-COVID approach for SMEs IERD-Global SME News webinar, 27th August 2020, on the topic “Navigating the new normal A post-COVID approach for SMEs”, brought together experts and entrepreneurs from different fields to share their insights…

Navigating the new normal: a post-COVID approach for SMEs

IERD-Global SME News Webinar Series Thursday, 27th August 2020, 7.15 to 8.15 pm (ISD) Speakers:  Mr. Vignesh Jha: Maximizing rural industry potential  Mr.K. S Alhuwalia: Doubling business growth: some key strategies  Ms. Anita Joseph: Turn around the numbers: a fresh…

Post-COVID Economy: role and relevance of SMEs

Time to rebuild SME sector and strengthen them in terms of their real contribution to the economy. SMEs will be key to reshaping, rebuilding and defining the post-Covid economy.  The entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking that characterize them will go…

South Asia: sharp economic slump in 40 years foretasted

South Asia Economic Focus anticipates a sharp economic slump in each of the region’s eight countries, caused by halting economic activity, collapsing trade, and greater stress in the financial and banking sectors.

Covid-19 impact: Nearly half of the global workforce at risk of losing livelihoods

The continued sharp decline in working hours globally due to the COVID-19 outbreak means that 1.6 billion workers in the informal economy – that is nearly half of the global workforce – stand in immediate danger of having their livelihoods destroyed, warns the International Labour Organization.

Time to revisit MSME Reservation policy

governments have to revisit their policies on protecting MSMEs. The approach has to both protect and promote the sector. But there is a need to significantly change the MSME policy orientation, particularly with regard to manufacturing and production for the local markets.

Post Corona economic recovery calls for rebuilding MSME sector

Corona crisis can turn to be a blessing in disguise for the MSME sector if it can trigger revival and resurgence of small industries and businesses.

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