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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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European Stocks Fall on Greece Jitters

By Tommy Stubbington European stocks fell sharply Friday, pummeled by concerns over the future of Greece and fresh signs that the U.S. economy is struggling to lift off. The Stoxx Europe 600 ended the session 1.7% lower, deepening the previous ...

Humana Considers Sale of Company -- Update

By Liz Hoffman, Dana Mattioli and Dana Cimilluca Health insurer Humana Inc. is considering selling the company, a move that could trigger a widely anticipated wave of consolidation in the industry. Humana has received indications of takeover interest and is ...

U.S. Stocks Trade Lower, But Cut Losses

By Corrie Driebusch U.S. stocks fell Friday, weighed down by fresh worries about Greece and its likelihood to secure a deal with its international creditors and data that showed continued weakness in the U.S. economy. Despite the declines, stocks are ...