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In dealings with the West, Erdogan holds all the cards

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ISTANBUL - President Tayyip Erdogan's tightening grip on power is likely to meet little more than symbolic resistance from the West next year, as Turkey's G20 presidency and the fight against Islamic State trump concerns about a slide towards authoritarianism.

In dealings with the West, Erdogan holds all the cards

ISTANBUL, Dec 19 - President Tayyip Erdogan's tightening grip on power is likely to meet little more than symbolic resistance from the West next year, as Turkey's G20 presidency and the fight against Islamic State trump concerns about a slide towards authoritarianism.

19 Dec 2014

Global insurance rule held hostage to accounting splits

LONDON - The first single global capital rule for cross-border insurers will have to value assets in two ways due to a failure to merge accounting standards and a desire to keep U.S. support.

Global insurance rule held hostage to accounting splits

LONDON, Dec 17 - The first single global capital rule for cross-border insurers will have to value assets in two ways due to a failure to merge accounting standards and a desire to keep U.S. support.

EU shines light on dirty money with central registers

LONDON - The European Union has agreed rules to stamp out tax evasion and stop dirty money from criminal gangs or terrorism finance being channeled through anonymous companies.

EU shines light on dirty money with central registers

LONDON, Dec 17 - The European Union has agreed rules to stamp out tax evasion and stop dirty money from criminal gangs or terrorism finance being channelled through anonymous companies.

17 Dec 2014

After conquering iron ore, BHP and Rio move to dominate in copper

SYDNEY - Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton are amassing vast copper holdings in a push to capture a greater chunk of the $140 billion world market, apparently aiming to squeeze out high-cost producers just as they did in the global iron ore business.

14 Dec 2014

After conquering iron ore, BHP and Rio move to dominate in copper

* In coming years, confident copper will be in short supply

UPDATE 1-Santander UK appoints former govt adviser Vadera as chairman

LONDON, Dec 12 - The British arm of Spanish bank Santander has named former government advisor Shriti Vadera as chairwoman, a role in which she is likely to oversee a stock market flotation of the lender some time in the next two years.

12 Dec 2014

Gorbachev calls for U.S.-Russia summit to defrost ties

MOSCOW - Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev called on Wednesday for a U.S.-Russia summit to be convened to prevent a deep freeze in Moscow's relations with the West over the Ukraine crisis.

World, Russia 10 Dec 2014

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Global GDP comparison

A graphical look at the world's top economies by size and per-capita production.  Interactive