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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

Canada Retail Sales Climb 0.7% in March -- Update

By Paul Vieira OTTAWA--Canadian retail sales rose more than expected in March in dollar terms, led by sales of cars, food and alcohol, but volumes were disappointing. The value of retail sales rose 0.7% to a seasonally adjusted 42.47 billion ...

French Consumer Spending Set to Show Recovery

By Jon Sindreu LONDON--Consumer spending in France likely recovered in April after a March dip, economists say, signaling the economy will continue to get stronger into the second quarter of the year. Official figures showed last week that French gross ...

U.S. Consumer Prices Climb for Third Straight Month--Update

By Jeffrey Sparshott WASHINGTON--U.S. consumer prices rose for the third straight month in April, the latest sign inflation is stabilizing. The consumer-price index, which reflects what Americans pay for everything from breakfast cereal to medical care, rose a seasonally adjusted ...