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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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IMF Economists Call for Simpler Eurozone Budget Rules

The rules that govern fiscal policy in the eurozone should be simplified to ensure that member governments cut their debts, economists at the International Monetary Fund said in a paper published Friday. The rules, enshrined in the 1997 Stability and ...

U.S. Stock Futures Edge Lower After GDP Data

By Corrie Driebusch U.S. stock futures remained slightly lower on Friday after a revised reading on first-quarter gross domestic product showed the U.S. economy contracted. S&P; 500 futures fell 5.4 points, or 0.3%, to 2116.40. E-mini Dow futures lost 41 ...