Time to Revise Outdated Perceptions of Russia?

Franklin Templeton | August 10, 2020

Many investors seem to have misperceptions when it comes to Russia’s economy and the companies located there. Our Emerging Markets Equity Institutional Portfolio Manager Nicole Vettise explains how Russia’s economy offers investors a mix of old and new industries, and compelling areas of investment opportunity as a result. The double-headed eagle that features on Russia’s coat of arms is said to reflect its geographical position, facing both East and West. Maybe a more apt interpretation is Russia’s continued dominance in the old economy while thriving in the new.

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Your company was born from a passion for your unique product or service. That passion fueled long hours and gutsy moves that eventually resulted in success. But running a successful company is more than providing customers with an excellent product or service. Your company is bound to abide by laws and regulations that are set at the local, state and federal level; laws that are constantly in flux. Much of the time, oversights in compliance to those laws are unintentional. It often becomes a case of not knowing what you don’t know.

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Your company was born from a passion for your unique product or service. That passion fueled long hours and gutsy moves that eventually resulted in success. But running a successful company is more than providing customers with an excellent product or service. Your company is bound to abide by laws and regulations that are set at the local, state and federal level; laws that are constantly in flux. Much of the time, oversights in compliance to those laws are unintentional. It often becomes a case of not knowing what you don’t know.

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Oracle | May 03, 2021

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EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

iTacit Employee App Integrates Forms and Workflows

iTacit | November 20, 2020

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RECRUITMENT & RETENTION

Cappfinity announces partnership with Codility to accelerate tech talent recruitment

Codility | November 01, 2021

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