The FINANCIAL -- Espoo, Finland -- Over half (57%) of international businesses surveyed by Basware and MasterCard admit to having actively delayed paying their suppliers in the past 12 months.  The findings underscore a late payment culture, which three out of four businesses now consider normal practice, and that is hampering in particular small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In order to ...

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