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In this issue:
- From the WSGR Database: Financing Trends for Q2 2014
- Trends in High Pre-money Valuation Financings
- Price and Preference
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In this Survey:
- Survey Results
- Offerings Completed
- Size of Offerings, Red Herring Midpoint
- Size of Offerings, Final IPO Price
- Aggregate Amount Raised, Red Herring Midpoint...more
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In This Issue:
- Judicial Reform
- Personal Data
- Payment System
- Credit Histories
- Concession Agreements
- Excerpt from Judicial Reform:
On 28 June 2014 the President signed...more
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U.S. and EU Release New Export Restrictions on Exports of Equipment and Technology to Russia Exploration Projects -
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