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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

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Global Finance presents the winners of its 22nd annual awards for the World’s Best Banks. 

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Asia Commodity Prices Get Boost From El Nino Warning Signs

By Huileng Tan SINGAPORE--A growing chorus of major weather forecasters is confirming the return of the El Nino weather pattern, giving lackluster agricultural commodity prices a jolt. Australia's Bureau of Meteorology on Tuesday said "oceanic and atmospheric indicators show a ...

Generali Promises Commercial Push, Richer Dividend

By Giovanni Legorano Assicurazioni Generali is planning a big commercial push in Europe, Asia and Latin America to improve cash flow in the next four years, with gains to be returned to the Italian insurer's shareholders through fatter dividends rather ...

MISC Plans to Raise Expenditure by 43% in 2015

By Saurabh Chaturvedi KUALA LUMPUR--MISC Bhd.(3816.KU) plans to spend $1 billion in 2015, about 43% more than last year's expenditure as the shipping arm of Malaysia's Petroliam Nasional (PET.YY) banks on the liquefied-natural-gas carrier business to boost growth. The company ...