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The Role of Factoring for Financing Small and Medium Enterprises

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Around the world, factoring is a growing source of external financing for corporations and small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs). What is unique about factoring is that the credit provided by a lender is explicitly linked to the value of a supplier’s accounts receivable and not the supplier’s overall creditworthiness.

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Islamic Financial Systems

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Islamic finance is emerging as a rapidly growing part of the financial sector in the Islamic world. Islamic finance is not restricted to Islamic countries, but is spreading wherever there is a sizable Muslim community.

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Towards the Circular Economy: Opportunities for the consumer goods sector

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The Foundation has turned its focus to ‘fast-moving’ consumer goods, products that typically have a lower unit cost, are bought more often, and have a much shorter service life than durable goods.

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Towards the Circular Economy: Economy and business rationale for accelerated transition

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Activities over the past several years, however, clearly show that CE is emerging as an eco- nomic strategy rather than a purely environmental strategy.

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Towards the Circular Economy: Accelerating the scale-up across global supply chains

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Business leaders and governments alike acknowledge that continued wealth generation requires a new industrial model that is less dependent on primary energy and materials inputs.

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The role of factoring for financing small and medium enterprises

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Factoring is explicitly linked to the value of a supplier’s accounts receivable and receivables are sold, rather than collateralized, and factored receivables are not part of the estate of a bankrupt firm.

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