SME Financing in Eastern Neighbours and Central Asia Countries
- Date: 12 March 2014
The Economics Department of the EIB organised its second roundtable discussion on Eastern Neighbours and Central Asia (ENCA) Countries focusing on SME financing in the region, held at the Bank’s headquarters in Luxembourg. The event brought together leading experts and market participants at this crucial moment in the history of the region.
The roundtable tackled the challenges and highlighted the opportunities facing private sector finance in the Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia. There were two sessions, one focusing on the geopolitical, economic and financial situation and risks, and the other on the needs of the SME sector, based on country studies funded by the Eastern Partnership Technical Assistance Trust Fund and the EIB.
For further information about the presentations and participants, please see below.
The ENCA region: Vulnerability and Resilience - Lucio Vinhas de Souza, Moody's Investors Service
Ukraine: Macroeconomic and Banking Sector Outlook - Dimitry Sologoub, Raiffeisen Bank Aval
CEE/ENCA Economic and financial situation and risks (including the banking sector) - Gunter Deuber, Raiffeisen Bank International AG
Private Sector Financing In The Eastern Partnership Countries - Peter Hauser, BFC
Small and Medium Entrepreneurship in Russia - Sergei Safonov, Ernst & Young
ProCredit Group – a brief overview - Martin Godemann, Procredit Holding
SME financing in Eastern Neighbours and Central Asia countries - Heinz Olbers, EIB
SME financing in ENCA - Ioannis Tsakiris, EIF