Among euro area SMEs, Greeks face most problems with access to finance

Economy

Almost one third of Greek small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) named “access to finance” as the most pressing problem, according to an ECB survey on this subject conducted between April – September 2014.

The Greek SME rate (32 percent) is by far the highest in the eurozone, followed by Ireland at 18 percent and Spain and Portugal at 17 percent. In contrast, the lowest figure was named in Austria (7 percent) and Germany (9 percent).

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