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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

WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2015

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

From the Wires

U.S. Treasury Bonds Pull Back on CPI

By Min Zeng U.S. Treasury bonds fell on Friday after an inflation reading posted the biggest monthly gain since January 2013. The consumer-price index excluding food and energy rose by 0.3% last month, higher than the 0.2% forecast by economists. ...

Canada Inflation Slows in April on Lower Energy Prices

By Paul Vieira OTTAWA--Canadian inflation eased in April, with consumer prices rising at their slowest pace in 18 months on a big drop in energy prices. The Bank of Canada, which releases its latest policy-rate decision on Wednesday, is unlikely ...

Dollar Strengthens on Strong Inflation Numbers

By James Ramage The dollar rose against the euro and the yen on Friday after the U.S. posted strong inflation numbers for April, likely nudging forward market expectations for higher borrowing costs. Numbers for U.S. inflation increased for a third ...