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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

Three indicators can reveal the risk of insolvency for European SMEs up to four years in advance

Euler Hermes’ new study on European SMEs and midcaps identifies three indicators that can provide warning signs before a bankruptcy: profitability, capitalization and the interest coverage ratio. Most insolvencies do not come as a surprise. Euler Hermes’ research also shows companies experience three phases of distress before facing an acute insolvency risk: a strategy crisis, a profitability crisis and then a solvency crisis.

Is the world economy back in limbo?

After two years of strong growth, the global economy is back in the 2015-16 limbo. Euler Hermes expects +2.7% global growth in 2019 and 2020

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