IBA Global Insight - June 2011

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ASIA SPECIAL

Riches and responsibility

China is destined to become the world's largest economy, yet Western criticism of its governance both at home and abroad shows no sign of abating. Are such concerns valid or based on ignorance and envy?

Asia's wealth of secrets

As bank secrecy breaks down, financial institutions in the region are facing increasing burdens of compliance.
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Burma: after the Saffron Revolution

The European Union, United States and Canada all maintain sanctions against Burma. But has the right balance been struck? Or have they been weakened by vested interests?

MERGER CONTROL

Threats to competition

Regulators look to set to approve two controversial deals - Rupert Murdoch's proposed takeover of BSkyB and AT&T's T-Mobile deal. IBA Global Insight analyses the far-reaching implications.

LITIGATION

Uncovering corporate killing

The remarkably short but controversial US Alien Tort Statute is forcing a much needed focus on corporate accountability for complicity in human rights crimes

CORRUPTION

Deconstructing corruption

Corruption remains endemic in the global construction industry. IBA Global Insight assesses international efforts to tackle deeply ingrained practices.
   
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