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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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WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2015

WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2015

Global Finance presents the winners of its 22nd annual awards for the World’s Best Banks. 

From the Wires

U.S. Consumer Confidence Edges Up to 95.4 in May

Consumers turned slightly more upbeat this month after taking a dimmer view of the economy in April. The better attitude was concentrated in current economic conditions, although households hold a mixed view of job prospects. The Conference Board, a private ...

EMC to Acquire Virtustream for $1.2 Billion--Update

By Lisa Beilfuss EMC Corp. said Tuesday it has agreed to acquire privately held Virtustream for $1.2 billion, a move that may suggest a corporate breakup isn't looming. The all-cash transaction is expected to close in the third quarter and ...