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COMPLIANCE GOES GLOBAL: THE UNAVOIDABLE COSTS OF INCREASING REGULATION

Cover Story | Compliance
As the US has extended its regulatory reach beyond its own borders, other jurisdictions have followed its lead. Global corporations face an ever-growing burden in maintaining compliance with increasingly complex regulatory and reporting regimes. This is affecting their budgets, their structuring and also their strategy.

CAUCASUS | HEADING IN THREE DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS

Regional Report | The Caucasus
Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia, the nations that make up the region of the Caucasus, are all working hard to improve their business and economic climates, but with varying degrees of success.

 

ISTANBUL FINANCIAL CENTER: UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Country Report | Turkey - Islamic Finance
Officials in Turkey have long declared their intentions to transform Istanbul into an international financial center. Islamic finance could be the key to making that goal a reality.

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Old Mutual Sells Skandia Leben for Undisclosed Sum

By Ian Walker LONDON--South African financial services firm Old Mutual PLC (OML.LN) said Friday it is selling Skandia Leben AG in Switzerland to Life Invest Holding AG, a company owned by the Mutschler Group and Hannover Re, for an undisclosed ...

Swiss KOF Economic Indicator Edges Higher in May

By Neil MacLucas ZURICH--Switzerland's KOF leading economic indicator edged higher in May on signs the country's manufacturers are coming to terms with the negative affects of a stronger Swiss franc. The index rose 3.3 points to 93.1 in May from ...