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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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Oil Prices Fall, Taking Cues From Dollar

By Timothy Puko and Georgi Kantchev Oil prices fell Wednesday as losses continue to mount from trading connected to a strong dollar. Light, sweet crude for July delivery settled down 52 cents, or 0.9%, to $57.51 a barrel on the ...

German Finance Minister Urges G-7 to Seek Resolutions

By Andrea Thomas DRESDEN, Germany--German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble called on the financial chiefs from the Group of Seven nations to close ranks and seek joint resolutions to pressing problems that can only be solved globally. "We need to make ...

Teva Reports Small Stake in Mylan

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., which is seeking to buy rival Mylan NV, disclosed a small stake in the generic-drug maker. Teva said its purchase of a 1.35% Mylan interest underscores its commitment to a deal. The company is pursuing Mylan ...