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90% of SMEs plan to invest by yearend

One-third of respondents, roughly 33% are satisfied with the government’s crisis management measures related to the coronavirus so far, while 36% are partially satisfied, and another 25% dissatisfied, according to a survey of hundreds of SMEs by the tender consultancy Via Credit, says

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The most popular crisis management measures are job protection wage subsidies and wage supplements for those working in R&D, both of which are used by 60% of enterprises.

More than one-fifth of the companies surveyed have laid off workers, while 60% plan to raise wages or increase their headcount in the near future.

Another important message from the survey is that 90% of businesses plan to invest in the second half of the year.