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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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Dollar Hits Over 12-Year High Against Yen

By Hiroyuki Kachi The dollar hit its highest level in more than 12 years against the yen in Asia Thursday, with the U.S. currency's rapid pace of gains putting market participants on alert for any signs of discomfort from U.S. ...

Oil Rangebound Ahead of Weekly U.S. Inventory Data

By Eric Yep Crude-oil futures stabilized in Asian trade Thursday after another round of overnight losses, and investors will be looking to weekly U.S. oil inventory data due today for more cues. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet ...

Japan Retail Sales Regain Ground

TOKYO—Japanese retail sales jumped 5.0% from a year earlier in April, government data showed Thursday, regaining some ground after a tax-induced lull last year. But spending was almost flat from a month earlier, indicating that the effects of spring wage ...